'Intense' Dream Areas of Brain Pinpointed

ROME, Oct. 21 (UPI) — Italian researchers say they’ve identified two specific areas in the brain that allow people to remember particularly vivid dreams.

Italian scientists employing the latest neuroimaging techniques have managed to get down to the “deep microstructures” in two key brain areas, ANSA reported Wednesday.


“We’ve found the parts of the amigdala and hippocampus that are linked to bizarre and intense dreams, the ones people remember,” Luigi De Gennaro of Rome University said.

“We think we’ve cracked why some people never remember their dreams and others have such a detailed memory you might almost call it film-like,” De Gennaro said.

“It was possible to show that the volumetric and ultrastructural parameters of the two deep nuclei of the brain predict the qualitative aspects of every individual’s dreams,” he said.

The study was published in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

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