Mnemonics: A Simple Guide to Remembering Dreams


People often remark that my dreams seem unusually detailed. How do you remember so much, they ask. I didn’t used to. But being a stubborn little boy, I didn’t leave the problem alone.

It’s alarming, after all, to discover you’re not in full control over your own brain. Why should it have some sort of automatic mechanism for forgetting dreams when I don’t want it to? It’s like an…