Do we only dream in colour?: a comparison of reported dream colour in younger and older adults with different experiences of black and white media

Eva Murzyn

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    Abstract

    This study aimed to find out whether differences in the reported colour of dreams can be attributed to the influence of black and white media or to methodological issues. Two age groups, with different media experience, were compared on questionnaire and diary measures of dream colour. Analysis revealed that people who had access to black and white media before colour media experienced more greyscale dreams than people with no such exposure, and there were no differences between diary and questionnaire measures of dream colour. Moreover, there were inter-group differences in the recall quality of colour and black and white dreams that point to the possibility that true greyscale dreams occur only in people with black and white media experience.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1228-1237
    Number of pages10
    JournalConsciousness and Cognition
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 2008

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    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Aged
    • Aging
    • Color Perception
    • Dreams
    • Female
    • Habituation, Psychophysiologic
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Television
    • Young Adult

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