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Simulation theories

This research line is based on the evolutionary psychological theories of dream function; the threat simulation theory and the social simulation theory. We test whether dream content is specialized in simulating events that have had especially high evolutionary significance during human evolutionary history, such as dangerous and threatening situations or social bonding and interaction with other significant individuals. The methods we use include content analysis of dream diaries, daily logs, experience sampling, interviews, and questionnaires.

Principal investigators: Jarno Tuominen, Katja Valli, Antti Revonsuo


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