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Old 12-07-2017, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default Are "colored dreams" really a sign of schizophrenia?

I've always had dreams in color and can't recall to a single black and white dream. Are they really not normal? Or are we talking about something else when refreeing to colored dreams? I mean my colored dreams are not focused on the color and stuff, there are no bright flashes or anything super bright for that matter like they show in those pictures, my dreams just happened to have color.
I asked my friend and he said he also mostly deams in color. I thought everyone does that. No?

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I don't believe you have anything to worry about. In fact, I am quite jealous. I just assumed that it was I who was different as mine are in B&W
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My grandparents dream in black and white. I thought that was absolutely fascinating. Maybe it's a generational thing since my grandparents grew up with black and white TV.
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I was right. Studies show that in the 1940s almost half of the population dreamt in black and white.

The Claim: Some People Dream Only in Black and White - The New York Times
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Colour is the norm, I can't imagine why anyone would dream in B&W unless it's a TV influence
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I always dream in color and I'm not schizophrenic. I've never heard that theory before. I think dreaming in color is quite normal.
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Yep--quite normal!
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I dream in HD and Real 3D in full color on a wide screen, in Dolby Stereo and THX.
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Every dream I recall has been in color, and indiscernible from real life in how I perceive them. The obvious differences being I have extraordinary capabilities in some, and I also regain memory of my real life & reality with the awareness that I am in a dream sometimes.
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Color here too even as a kid when TV was still B&W.

I had one dream several times that the mountsins around our house had a volcano & lava (bright orange glowing lave came streamimn down around our house.

Another dream I had was that the tall pine tree caught on fire, just the very tip top & that was in color too.

All the fire dreams were because I lived in southern Calif & the mountains surrounding the San Fernando Valley I lived in were always on fire....big fires, little fires.....think even the volcano was related some how.

Mostly I dont dream but the dreams I remember wete all in color. No schizophrenia here.
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