Daydreamers have historically been regarded as disconnected, apathetic, lazy individuals with a lack of focus.
Some studies, including a 2010 study conducted at Harvard, state that "a wandering mind is an unhappy mind, and have concluded that daydreamers are unhappy souls who must retreat into the safety of their minds to avoid the harsh reality of their lives."

The truth is that most of us spend up to fifty per cent of our waking lives living in our heads, and some psychologists argue that without the capacity to concentrate on our innermost desires, we would be unable to assess, choose and pursue our personal goals.
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A computer can predict what you’re dreaming about (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this fascinating show) based on your brain wave activity with an fMRI machine.

On Fox News, Tia Ghose quotes neuroscientist Masako Tamaki as saying, "Using this method, we might be able to know more about the function of dreaming."

WHY we dream is still a mystery. Sigmund Freud thought dreams were about secret desires and wish fulfillment, but modern researchers think that they are irrelevant "trash" that the brain throws out. Another theory is that dreams allow our minds to keep working on problems while we’re asleep. read more