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Posted Jun 13, 2011
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Reference: Kohl, Susan, (2001). Twin stories: Their mysterious and unique bond. Wildcat Canyon Press: Berkeley CA
I am interested in how you would explain the 'sense of self' that twins need to maintain to be their own, independent selves if a rigid brain produces the same experiences for both persons. Do genetics 'allow' these twins to be their own, independent selves?
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We are two two physical beings we started as one with what it takes to make a single human and became two humans and that carries over into our dreams somehow
There is literature on people sharing the same dream and it has been demonstrated that it can be done at will. You don't need to be a twin to do it. (I don't remember specific references; I read about this long ago.) Traditional psychology may not have a framework for it yet but other models of reality can easily account for it. You might try checking into the literature on lucid dreaming.
I fell a different level of dreaming when it's with my brother almost like we share our feelings and become almost infinitely empathic for each other
I'm an identical twin, and have had the exact same dream as my brother multiple times. When we go over them together we have the exact details of each others dream. Also, growing up we would often put on the same clothes in the morning even though we would get dressed in different rooms.
i havent talked to my brother in 5 years or so, but when asked the same question from our mother we give the same response.
my brother has a little girl and i feel a strong urge to start a family, idk if thats linked or what.
Hey fellow twin ;) first off bro CALL YOUR BRO! Next, me and my brother hitchhiked and rode trains for years, we are now 31 and "retired" but with all the memories and images of this country we never fail every morning to have fun talking about if we "slip to one or the others side" last night, thousands of places we've camped and almost died and so on and we have cross over into each other's mostly in passing but about 90% of the time even thousands of miles away. Much love bro, love yet twin ;) .pockets
My twin and I had the same dream yesterday night. We both had a dream that I was cheating on my boyfriend. In the dream it was a very random guy. Very freaky. It's happend before also where we would be going through the same thing and we would have very vivid scary dreams. We had a dream of being in a dark forest where someone came and hit our heads with an axe, then we both went to work the next day acting like nothing happend.
My identical twin sister and I had the same dream when we were 7 years old. we woke up and told each other our dreams over the breakfast table where we each described what we had dreamt that night. In the dream We were observing our mother and father in our family home, doing various activities, however mum was dusting and painting (she was duplicated) as was my dad who was shining his shoes and doing the dishes. Simple house hold tasks but as we were describing the dream in the morning, everything was exactly the same.
Literally ten minutes ago as I was telling my fraternal (we look identical and are both girls, 17 years old right now) twin sister (Chleo. My parents named us almost identical) about a dream I had just woken up from. I was really excited to tell her about it because the setting of the dream was a recurrent one ever since I was child. As I was describing the place to her, she interrupted me and continued to describe what I had been dreaming of. This place is not real. In our dreams, it's a small room that could possibly be behind our grandparents' home in Brooklyn, and that can't possibly be real at all. There's a little window as an opening and it goes so far into the width of the room that I have to squeeze into it and then bassically shimmy my way in like I would do in a vent. There's also an easier opening to get through, but I never use that way. In my sister's dreams, there's a rope she uses to slide completely through the window in order to get into the room. I don't recall there being a rope, but if she keeps repeating it, I'm not sure if I'd be able to tell if there really was or wasn't a rope. The window we describe to always get into is broken and worn and there's a small, dirty, red tape above the opening. After talking about the dream, we talked about the dreams we've had in it. We both remember being yelled at by an adult or some adults and they were telling us never to go in through that window and to always use the entrance that was easiest. We never followed their instructions but we did hide it from them. Having similar dreams is nothing that hasn't happened before. When my sister and I were younger; around 7 or 8 years old during the time of our parents' divorce, we both had a dream where we were standing over a bridge between our mom and dad. They were telling us to choose a parent to be with, all of us standing on the bridge. The only difference between our dreams is that in mine, our mom had a car she was standing in front of, and our dad had a car he was standing in front of. This may be nothing, but my sister and I live together and go to the same school. I would entertain the thought that we have the same dreams because we experience the same life, but that can't be it because the room we dream about has never existed before. -Chloe
Hey dude, don't think of the differences they are but a blip in a dream ya know, the crazy thing is this happens to fraternals the same as it does to identicals, I think us twins in all definitions got a special card and person to carry with us in what can be a lonely life sometimes, embrace it youngster :) I would have long ago would I known what a tick on the belt it was right out the gate. Twin Love!
I have an identical twin and we had a dream about the same thing which happens a lot then i look it up on google and i can't find anything but i think it really cool how twins can have the same dream.
It's more common than even psychologist thought lol, my Twitter is Odinpockets666 hit me up to talk, anyone
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I was just talking to my identical twin sister about this same dream we had when we were young teenagers. The dream was not linked to any experience that happened during the day. It was about attending a seminar about a website where if someone committed 3 felonies you would be put on this website so people in the community could see who to watch out for. Then a guy raises his hand and asks "So if I beat my wife around a little, I can get on this site?"
In both our dreams the man said exactly the same quote. The only difference was that in my dream, I knew the person in real life, in my sister's dream it was a stranger.
We found out we had the same dream because I was telling her the next morning and she finished my sentence. I asked if I had already told her and she told me she had the same dream!
Other accounts have happened where we will have dreams with the same themes and think the same things (eg., have both had dreams on the same night where we saw something red and green and was like "oh, reminds me of Christmas").
After talking with my sister tonight I became interested in this phenomenon, and I totally thought there would be more information online about this, but sadly there isn't.
Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and the author of numerous books and articles on the science of dreams.
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