Episode 5: Understanding and Using Dreams to Learn and to Forget

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This episode is all about the two major kinds of dreams and the sorts of learning and unlearning they are used for. Dr. Huberman discusses REM-associated dreams that control emotional learning and their similarity to various trauma treatments such as ketamine and EMDR. He also discusses Non-REM dreams and their role in motor learning and learning of detailed, non-emotionally-laden information. He relates this to science-backed tools for accessing more of the types of sleep and learning people may want.