Thursday, 23 October 2008

Thought for the day.

There was an article in The Daily Telegraph the other day about some study by scientists with nothing better to do that claimed, if you were born before colour television became commonplace your dreams will be in black and white!

I was born in 1962,and after consulting my sub-concious the other night,found I dream in both colour and black and white. Try it and let me know!

32 comments:

stueykins said...

I was born in 1970, I dream in colour. but I have to wonderwhat these blokes are on... do they think that people who were born before tv would have only dreamt in sound... and pre radio people didn't dream at all????

john.g. said...

LMAO Stueykins! Who knows?

Emsquared said...

We certainly didn't have a colour TV when I was very young (Dad waited a long while before we got one) but I've always dreamed in colour, widescreen with stereo surround sound (even though in real life I no longer have stereo hearing)

john.g. said...

emsquared, hi! Why do they do these studies?

Emsquared said...

Hi John -No doubt there was some funding up for grabs somewhere.

Jeannie said...

I was born in 1974, and some dream sequences are in B&W, others are in colour.

I think it's an odd quiery. Did people not have dreams at all before television?

Keli said...

Great point Stueykins. I was born in the 60's, but we did not even have a tv until I was 2 1/2. It was, btw, colour. I do not recall dreaming in B&W, but I don't recall not. My most memorable, and my re-occurring dreams have colour memories...but maybe the B&W ones were not memorable.

john.g. said...

Hi, Jeannie,can't remember dreams pre-TV! Too young!

john.g. said...

Hi,Keli, if you think about this you should remember tomorrow. I tried it and it worked, although the more recent dreams are colour!

Beckie said...

Color dreams all the way for me. We had both color and B&W TV when I was a kid. I agree with Stueykins - what if you've never seen a TV. What do you dream in then ~ sepia?

Hineykap

Dumdad said...

I dream in grey. I'm a very dull person.

john.g. said...

Hi, beckie, LOL the sepia!

Dumdad, trust you! LOL.

#Debi said...

Ask Keith if he dreams in stereopticon...

My dreams are generally technicolor surround sound, even tho' I was born in 1960. Our 1st TV was a Ford Philco (B&W), and I still have a 13" B&W in my closet that I used up through college years.

SpanishGoth said...

So if you put a tray on your head you would get Sky Sports? Cool - gotta be cheaper than the pub

lom said...

I was born in 1960 and I dream in colour and sound.

Sally said...

I have no idea which colour I dream in. I think it's probably colour.. Now GETTING colour tv in the early 70's was a BIG thing though. We had to have a 30 foot aerial, because we lived in rural hilly Derbyshire. It was hildarious. tErhe we were, in the middle of the Peak District, amidst strict plannning laws, with a 30 foot aerial on top of the house, apparently untouchable.......

© Karelian Blonde said...

I was born at the end of the summer of love 1967 and I remember dreaming both black and white and colour dreams since I was a kid. Nowadays they are actually mainly in colour with various different languages thrown in. Weird...? Yes I am :)

john.g. said...

Thank-you all for your comments!

Goth, I expected that! LOL!

Mr Farty said...

Hang on - I was born in nineteen-canteen and yet I dream in full Sensurround(tm), up to and including cherry chapstick. *sigh*

chrisb said...

I was born before television so I does this mean I don't dream hehehehehe!

Jeannie said...

My point exactly, Chrisb!

PI said...

I had lots of dreams last night and they were sort of sepia but as you know I am ancient.

john.g. said...

Mum2, LOL!

Kila said...

Hello there! Found you through Keli, Karmyn, and Chrisb. I was born in 1970 and dream in color. I don't think the TV has much to do with it! We had both color and B & W TV's when I was growing up.

john.g. said...

Welcome,Kila. I dream in both, but i do agree with what you say.

Holly said...

Well we already discussed all this on plurk and came to the conclusion that you and I are both artistic souls! Color, black & white, sometimes just the sense of color, and yeah, now that someone mentioned it, I have had sort of sepia toned dreams before. Weird.

Early years were with B&W TV, color TV came into the home in my tween years.

lom said...

your clock needs changing

Guyana-Gyal said...

We didn't have tv until the 1980's!!!

We did have cinemas though, do cinemas count? And all the films were in colour.

I dream in technicolour.

john.g. said...

GG,lol,i'd say they count!
Technicolour,eh? And surround sound?

Mr Farty said...

You've gone all quiet. Why not nip over to my blog and pick up a meme?

Brom said...

Next thing they will be sayoing that if you were born in the 60s you dream in mono, stereo 70s to
90's, post 1990 in 5.1.

Nothing like a subwoofer at 2.30am.

Jayne said...

I've never even stopped to wonder if my dreams are in b&w or colour.......why would I? What relevence does it have? Mind you, I spose if Gordon Brown could tax the answers, he would!
I've caught up on all the posts I missed whilst riding around my home country. Jokes have been forwarded to me dad & I sent an email to Di telling her to keep you in line!!