Why did we think we dreamed in Black and white?

In the 1950s, dream researchers commonly thought that dreams were predominantly a black and white phenomenon, although both earlier and later treatments of dreaming assume or assert that dreams have color. The first half of the twentieth century saw the rise of black and white film media, and it is likely that the emergence of the view that dreams are black and white was connected to this change in film technology. If our opinions about basic features of our dreams can change with changes in technology, it seems to follow that our knowledge of the experience of dreaming is much less secure than we might at first have thought it to be.
Keywords Color  Consciousness  Dream  Metaphysics
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DOI 10.1016/S0039-3681(02)00033-X
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Sigmund Freud & A. A. Brill (1913). The Interpretation of Dreams. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 10 (20):551-555.

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