What Dreams May Come

“Dreams have captivated thinkers since ancient times, but their mystery is now closer than ever to resolution, thanks to new technology that allows scientists to watch the sleeping brain at work. Although there are still many more questions than answers, researchers are now able to see how different parts of the brain work at night, and they’re figuring out how that division of labor influences our dreams. In one sense, it’s the closest we’ve come to recording the soul.”