The Science of Dreams: What They Mean & We Can Control Them

In this enlightening short film, Vsauce founder Michael Stevens embarks on an in-depth investigation into the reasons as to why we dream. Dreams have only just recently earned a genuine interest among the scientific community in the past century and as a result, they have remained shrouded in much mystery.

As he combs through the history of Oneirology, the study of dreams, Stevens pieces together the timeline of understanding of this phenomena and explores everything we have come to know thus far.

Taking a look at everything from rate of occurrence and brain activity to purpose and meaning, this carefully formulated explanation offers some compelling insight for those curious about this fascinating faculty of the mind.