The dreaming brain tunes out the outside world

Scientists from the CNRS and the ENS-PSL in France and Monash University in Australia have shown that the brain suppresses information from the outside world, such as the sound of a conversation, during the sleep phase linked to dreaming. This ability could be one of the protective mechanisms of dreams. The study was carried out in collaboration with the Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance, Hôtel-Dieu, AP-HP — Université de Paris.