What are brain dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like brain.
Brains in dreams is a relatively common dream symbol, occuring in about 3.2% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 30 dreams.
What are the major highlights of brain dreams?
Brains is a normal dream symbol. Having brains in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Brain dreams seem to lack places or locations
Dreams of brains frequently do not mention places or locations. The dream may or may not take place in varying locations. But dreams of brains simply do not mention the location, places, or settings occuring within the dream. Other symbols that are like this include ladybugs, seeing a dead pet, sparrows, worms, surgery, teeth, rodents, places, roosters, and testicles.
Dreams with brains might be a nightmare
Dreams of brains are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain brains might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with brains are not nightmares. But, dreams of brains are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include worms, yellow eyes, vomiting, orange eyes, bones, ammunition, testicles, exhaustion, tunnels, and acid.
Brain dreams have a surprising lack of characters
Dreams of brains usually contain less characters than 90% of all other dream symbols. This does not mean they do not contain characters at all. Rather, they simply contain less characters than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include vomiting, excrement, Ethiopia, Chile, plane crashes, roots, insights, opened my eyes, avalanches, and outer space.
Brain dreams are associated with lucid dreaming
Dreams of brains are much more related to lucid dreaming than all other dream symbols. Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Of course, not all dreams of brains are lucid dreams. But dreams of brains are more related to lucid dreams than 90% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include animas, acid, time, magnifying glasses, egos, beds, purgatory, fingers, maps, and tests.
What symbols more present in dreams of brains?
Brain dreams are notable because they have substantially more constructing, doctors, surgery, cancer, emaciation, verbs, events, infecting, insanity, suffering, parasites, Fiji, El Salvador, general thinking, disease, horrors, egos, unconscious minds, Madagascar, heads, acid, subconscious, imagining, rectangles, cursing, bobcats, dream events, comas, ears, torturing, Cambodia, foreignness, creating, obeying, robots, lucid dreams, scientists, general body parts, grenades, body changes, exhaustion, bankers, accountants, explaining, injecting, bones, haziness, wilderness, numb, Kenya, senses, sleep paralysis, bullets, detectives, socks, thinking, x-rays, accepting, epidemics, and elves than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of brains?
Brain dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, giving birth, weddings, snakes, tornados, antlers, circuses, witches, pregnancy, pastors, body parts, things, finding money, biting, wolves, Donald Trump, romantic partners, recurring dreams, mermaids, the moon, mothers, owls, birds, eclipses, malls, sisters, goats, former partners, old houses, seeing a dead pet, diamonds, water, gold, roaches, being naked, whales, family, lions, brains, bulls, grocery stores, natural things, beaches, crushes, and coffins than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of brains affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in brains dreams?
Overall, dreams with brains are much less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of brains are less related to animals, less related to different roles, and less related to distant people.
What are the emotions in brains dreams?
Overall, dreams with brains are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of brains are more related to confusion and more related to pain than dreams in general.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in brains dreams?
Overall, dreams with brains are much less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of brains are less related to home, less related to human places, and less related to transportation.
What happens in brains dreams?
Overall, dreams with brains are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of brains are less related to aggressive interactions and less related to disasters.
How do brains in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with brains are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of brains are much more related to lucid dreams, more related to nightmares, and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general.
How do brains in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with brains are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of brains are less related to vision and less related to touch.
How can you make sense of brains in dreams?
Brain dreams are relatively common. Among other things brain dreams are normally interconnect, lack places or locations, nightmare, lack characters, and are associated with lucid dreaming.
Do you think this is true for your dream of brains? How might your dream of brains be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience brains in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about brains in dreams. See how you feel about brains now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of brains?
A dream about your brain can be a glimpse into your mental processes. The brain is very active while dreaming. Dreaming is when you integrate new experience and information. The neural pathways are open to being changed. So your brain is going through some powerful processes as you dream, and it’s possible to visualize them. See: Letters
Dreaming about a part of your brain being removed: you might be trying to correct a problem in your thinking, to forget something, or to break a neural pathway. A dream about brain surgery suggests that you need to rethink something. See: Surgery
For example, a young man dreams that his friend, a girl he really likes and dated at one point but has agreed just to be friends with, performs brain surgery on him. She disconnects one part of his brain, then rearranges another part, symbolizing disconnecting from the idea of having a romantic relationship with her, and rearranging how he thinks about her.
The brain is associated with learning, but think beyond academic learning to consider what you learn from life. The dream might suggest that you look closely at the basis of your convictions and ideals, why you have them, what they spring from, and how they serve or benefit you. Also consider the demands and expectations you put on yourself, especially those related to intellect.
See also: Body parts, Heads, Letters, Psychologists, Rightness, Surgery
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of brains
Read some real dream reports of brain dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Dreamt I was interacting with a large group of people. How did my brain make up 100+ strangers?
Most people were complete strangers to me. I was interacting with them as they were all interacting with each other. The interactions were fun, joking, flirting, etc. I wasn't the center of attention, the group had something else going on and I wasn't involved with it. How did my brain make up a ton of people I've never seen before?
I did recognize a small number of people (maybe 3) that I believe I've seen or met in awake life but even they were basically strangers to me as well. I interacted with them as if I hadn't seen them in a long time. I felt that I was seeking them out because they were more recognizable to me and I felt some kind of small connection to them. I was hoping they would help me find what I was looking for.
From what I gathered, the group was working in my industry so I was trying to find the leaders of the group to make a connection. While interacting with multiple people and sorting out who the leaders of the group were the police arrived and started searching for the same people/person. The group disbursed and I ended up finding the leaders who stayed behind but now they were dealing with this police situation. I waiting around trying to find an opening but ultimately decided to leave them alone because it would have been seen as bad taste to try to make a connection while some of their friends were getting arrested.
Then my alarm went off.
Most people were complete strangers to me. I was interacting with them as they were all interacting with each other. The interactions were fun, joking,...
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What exactly does this dream mean?
It was a room. Empty. Black, bit with white lines. As if you colored the lineart of the walls white. There were no lights but there was a faint glow, just enough for me to clearly see. There was...something in the corner of the room. Crying, muttering to itself, drawing on the walls with what I thought was a red marker. But as I inched closer, I realized its fingertips were cut off. And it was drawing with its blood. The blood was bright, not like normal blood. It was like, neon red. Very strange.
I don't exactly remember what it was drawing but it was drawing the same symbol over and over again. It was whimpering to itself. My brain automatically went "Help it, it's hurt" So I put a hand on its shoulder. It didn't even jump or get startled. It just stopped everything. It lowered its hand from the wall and slowly turned its head to face me. It had strange features. It was tall, skinny. But it still had like, basic human anatomy. It had a nose, lips, a chest, muscle definition (of whatever muscle it had) It was just a completely black skinny human, but with crazy eyes that were completely white. And they were...scribbly. Like if you took a white pen and angrily scribbled a circle on black paper.
It stared at me for a second, before saying in a raspy, pained voice. " You're like my art in a lot of ways." It moved closer to me. I smiled slightly, " How so?" Its hand curled around my neck, but not choking me, as it leaned into my ear and whispered, " You were created. You have blood. And..." It leaned in with its hands still around my neck, its lips almost brushing against mine, " I can rip you up whenever I wish."
With that last word, it dug its fingers into my neck. Literally. Its fingers went through my neck, piercing the flesh. I choked a little bit. Then like a movie, it cut to a different scene. Back to it drawing on the walls. Then it cut again to it curled into a ball, sobbing, whimpering, muttering. Then I woke up with the horniness of a thousand 13-year-old boys. Which was hella confusing. So like, what the fuck?
It was a room. Empty. Black, bit with white lines. As if you colored the lineart of the walls white. There were no lights but there was a faint glow, just...
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My dead friend told me what happens when you die in a dream
My freshman year of college I had a dream that my friend who had died in a car accident earlier that year approached me at night, I was in a dark house, and there were people around him moving in studders. He looked at me through a stained yellow window, and I asked him "
what happens when we die?" and he told me, "whatever you believe." After that dream I had another where an aztec man broke through my childhood room glass window and started shedding blue nails from his fingers, until he was just a pile of nails. Like the information my friend gave me was sacred or something.
Cool concept though. If you believe in heaven, you'll go to your brain's idea of heaven. Reincarnation, you'll live the life of some other animal/person. Hell, you'll live in your brain's idea of hell. Nothing, you'll live nothing. Maybe there is something to that, with the chemicals released in your brain when you die, and the few weeks it takes for that electrical activity to completely dissipate in your brain after dying. Maybe when we die, we're at least alloted a brief respite living in whatever colorful fantasy we imagined we might pass on to when we were living, before the electricity shuts off like a light switch and we do too. That dream always stuck with me.
My freshman year of college I had a dream that my friend who had died in a car accident earlier that year approached me at night, I was in a dark house, and...
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Vivid dream about my boyfriend
I had a really vivid dream a couple months ago.
It started with me just standing outside an old rundown gas stations. It looked like no one had been there in years, and no one else was around. I walked inside and I saw three figures sitting at a table on the right, but I didn't pay much attention to them. The only thing not covered in dust and rust was a shiny new vending machine to the left. There was no employees behind the counter, in fact, the counter was completely torn apart.
I walked to the vending machine to get a snack. As im looking I feel a tap on my shoulder. I turn around and my boyfriend is standing there. But hes standing weird, he seemed more confident then usual. I now see the other two people at the table. They're both also my boyfriend, but they were different. One looked meaner and was wearing a baggy tshirt. The other was sitting with their legs crossed, smiling at me kindly, and he was wearing my clothes. It was kinda like his feminine and masculine sides, and the one that tapped me on the shoulder was more like normal him, he was the "leader". It wasn't too weird cause sometimes he is more masculine, talking about football (soccer) and play fighting with me. Other times hes more feminine, he'll wear my clothes and makeup and watch rupaul's drag with me. So I think my brain just split him into 3 different people. (Imma just call them main boyfriend, feminine boyfriend, and masculine boyfriend to tell them apart)
The main guy asked me how im doing. I just said im good. He introduced me to the other two, and they both said hi. I started to get really nervous, and I didn't know why. I started having a panic attack, and main boyfriend reached out to comfort me, which freaked me out even more. I screamed for them not to touch me, I didn't want anyone near me. I ran to the corner and curled up into a ball. I was breathing heavily and crying and I didn't know what was going on. My boyfriend's circled around me, but gave me some space. They kept asking me what was wrong, but I didnt know. I just kept screaming and telling them to not get near me. My main boyfriend just stood up, walked over, and sat down on the ground next to me. He just "well, now im next to you" and a wave of calm rushed over me. I immediately stopped screaming and crying. I just looked over at him, and he was smiling at me.
Then I woke up, that was the end of the dream. Does anyone have any ideas on what this might mean?
I had a really vivid dream a couple months ago.
It started with me just standing outside an old rundown gas stations. It looked like no one had been there in...
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I Had a Nightmare That Has Messed Me Up for Days Now. I Think I Went to a Multiversal Death Hub.
About 2 weeks ago I had a very existential lucid nightmare that I can’t get out of my head. It’s to the point where it has been effecting my waking life. I need some outside help making sense of what it could mean.
For context, I have existential issues involving what my purpose in life is or even if I am supposed to exist at all.
So it began in a sort of black void with a warm colored aurora in the sky. Directly in front of me there is a hooded man with his left eye missing that looks like an older grizzled version of me. Same look, voice, eye color, scar on our upper lip, everything. He is looking into a circular stone fountain looking thing with a bonfire positioned on a raised platform in the middle.
Around him in every direction as far as I could see were hundreds of thousands of gravestones. All of them had a vague “endings” written on them. (For example, “The Swiss Ending”, “The Atomic Ending”, “The Fantastical Ending”, etc.) Some were filled in while most had empty holes in front of them.
I approached the man in the middle and politely asked who he is and where I was. He simply responded with this,
“You know where we are, this is where we all go to die. Now find your grave, I’ll help you out when you get there.”
I responded with,
“My apologies, pal, I’m not dead yet. Who did you say you were again?”
“Does it matter? We’re all the same here anyway.”
That is when it occurred to me. All these graves were for different versions of me. From different realities or universes I don’t know. I was fairly certain I wasn’t dead and this was all just a bad dream so I decided to explore and possibly see which gravestone in this labyrinthine graveyard was mine.
As I walked, I started to feel a tug from my chest, like my heart was being pulled in a certain direction. I followed the pull for what seemed like ages. Eventually the graves just stopped except for this one gravestone sitting alone just outside of where the rest of them lay. As I approached my soul felt like it was it was sitting next to a cozy fireplace, so I had the feeling that this grave was mine.
I eventually got close enough to read it had it not been for the dust and debris that covered it. It looked old and dilapidated yet it still had an open plot in front of it. I brushed off the dirt covering the gravestone and what I read chilled me to my soul.
“The Bad Ending”
The old man came from beside me.
“What an unfortunate soul this one. Feel real bad for him, you know?”
“I think that’s me.”
“What? No, it couldn’t, he’s not-“
He looked at me, his face grew grim.
“Oh shit, you’re not supposed to be here yet!”
He then grabbed my face and I felt my brain shock like it had just been struck by Thor himself.
Then I woke up. Sweating, crying, and white-knuckled. It’s absolutely fucked with my mind ever since.
About 2 weeks ago I had a very existential lucid nightmare that I can’t get out of my head. It’s to the point where it has been effecting my waking...
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