Lucid Dreamers Have Better Metacognition

Around a year ago, I met a local artist who loved to draw and paint. She showed me several of her lovely pieces. But, I ended up picking one of her incomplete works—she gave it to me for free since it was unfinished. Here is a photo of that painting. IMG_3940

She asked me why I liked this one; and, I frankly told her that I loved it more than the rest because the colors made me feel peaceful. This is an example of metacognition; i.e. thinking of thinking.

I think I like it.

I think about why I like it.

I know I like it because I feel peaceful by looking at it.

Later, when I checked out the article, “7 realxing colors and how they affect your mood“, I found out that yellow, green, and violet colors are known to relax the viewers.

According to the article, “Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking; awareness of dreaming“, lucid dreamers have larger brain areas that are dedicated to self-reflection or metacognition.

What’s funnier is that I know that you know that I am exceptional. That’s what the article “Lucid Dreamers Know They Have Bigger Brains and More Self Reflection. And They Know that You Know” states.

I love lucid dreaming; and, I like the fact that it is something that can be learned over time. The best part about this ability is that it allows me to derive pleasure and satisfaction from very insignificant things as well, such as this painting.

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