Nightmares — between psychoanalysis and modern neurology

Nightmares are constantly present in our lives and literature for various purposes. Over time, they have been considered premonitions, divine messages or rationalizations of extreme situations, dreamy fulfillments of desires, or repeated attempts to succeed in a current conflict. In times of revolt, dreams can offer radical alternatives, giving artists a way to tell dangerous truths. To bring light into this, let’s take a close look at what psychoanalysis and neurology have to say.