Colour dreams or b&w ?

Black and white TV generation have monochrome dreams – Telegraph

“New research suggests that the type of television you watched as a child has a profound effect on the colour of your dreams.

While almost all under 25s dream in colour, thousands of over 55s, all of whom were brought up with black and white sets, often dream in monochrome – even now.”

I am not sure if this is really true as it assumes that our sensory perception continues in our dreams too as in our perception of the physical world while we are awake.Since colour concerns a visual perception which works with the visual faculty together with the neurons associated with it it cannot surely do a similar thing without a “real ” object provoking such a perception.I am not very sure if my own dreams are in black and white or in colour but certainly the memory of the dream does not reveal having seen colour or lack of colour.

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