I was lucky enough to win a dream research contest! The challenge was to look at the word usage frequencies of six sets of dreams (available here) and make the following three predictions for each set:
a) Is the dreamer a male or female?
b) Is the dreamer younger or older than 18?
c) Is this a set of most recent dreams (MRDs) or highly memorable dreams (MemDs)?
I simply plugged the values from the baseline hypotheses into column B and the values from the sets into column C, then applied the following formulae:
=IF(C2>B2, "Female", "Male") =IF(C19>B19, "Older", "Younger") =IF(C25>B25, "MemD", "MRD")
And I added a test for cognition and perception, based on the findings in part 3 of “Creating a Baseline for Studying Patterns in Dream Content”.
It was a great learning experience for me and got the gears turning for some new features for Lightened Dream…