I have had a dream in black and white, and was doing some research on it. I've found out that some people dream in b&w and there are many explanations out there from 'you have no imagination' to 'those dreams are psychic dreams telling the future'. Does anybody have any black and white dream stories to tell? Have you or have you not ever dreamed in b&w? Or do you know why we sometimes dream in black and white?
As I understandit, it goes like this: Watch a dog dream. The legs can twitch so fast, they're obviously running and the head and body twitch in time. In dreaming, we access image memory. You have the impression of running, but the mind generally has no value in remembering physical activity - that would take a lot of storage. You might remember running a race and the overall emotions that went with it, but not how each step felt to you. If you watch someone asleep dreaming and feeling that they're actually running, the bedclothes end up on the floor - the muscles are being used just enough to add a sense of reality to the dream. On the seeing side, as with legs, the eyes are not actually in use so it again depends on the rate at which the film frames are being accessed. Some dreams are hyper-real (think hi-def) and some more impressionist. I think these depend on the rate at which the monitoring part of your brain is skimming the passing datastream, and this can be influenced by chemical changes, say diet with dark choc n blue cheese (not consistent though). Some medications that are highly 'dreamogenic' are more consistent in causing hi-def. If you practice, you might find you can control the events a little more. The effect of this is to nudge the 'internal viewer' into seeing more frames per second, as it were. Dan Dennett's insights are illuminating, but the online dictionary becomes essential with his stuff!
This is a common anxiety dream and just means your worried about something, maybe not consciously but sub-consciously there may be something worrying you or that you are nervous about. I have them every now and then, running but it feelings like your running in water and your legs are really heavy and no matter how much force you put into them they never speed up. Just relate it to something in your life and try to become more confident about what it is, this should subside them.
I usually dream in black and white I think. I can rarely remember colour in my dreams in any case. Even the image itself is a little fuzzy most of the time, I swear it's more thoughts than anything. Hard to describe. But yeah, I don't really dream in colour. I can damn well tell you it doesn't have anything to do with imagination because mine is way out there.
I have dreamt in black and white on a few occasions but on the majority it's sepia - no idea what sepia dreams mean but they don't half make it odd. Oh and on one occasion i've had a dream with credits! Yes as in movie credits - now that is really odd, since the names for director etc. were not names i knew lol
I always dream in color.. but what's weird, is when I'm in a very tense dream (like being chased, etc) for some reason, I'm really weak, my legs don't work so well and I can't see very well.. I'd like to know what that means..
You know, when I dream, I don't remember seeing colors or black and white. Its as if there were neither, just a vague visual of whatever was happening. Like a fleeting thought with little detail left behind.
I have it was weird I was walking through a forest and all the background was white and and the trees and brushes and stuff like that was black when I woke up it made me sick
i've dreamed in red and white, kinda of like old crappy color movies before, or like cheap infrared. it was weird, there was no sound.
i dont think i dream i normally do when i try to sleep but if im really tired i dont dream at all :D
You know you dream every night, you just don't remember? :)
Wow haha a dream with credits! Thats amazing!