The way to validate a psychical dream is through research. The most efficient way to research a person or event in a dream is to know what information to research, but the most essential way to research a person or event in a dream is to have all the information necessary to being a research project.
Research has shown that one of the best ways to remember your dreams is to enhance your working memory as the more efficient an experients’ memory is, the more critical details they will be able to remember from the dream.
These critical details are what will help the experient develop a research strategy that could lead to validation. Research has also shown that keeping a dream journal at the bedside to log details about dreams upon waking preserves the crucial details of dreams, many in which are otherwise rapidly forgotten soon after waking.
This allows for a later in-depth analysis of dreams after the experient is completely awake. Such in-depth analysis should involve both conceptual (shapes, textures, colors, emotions, and other sensations) and contextual (times, places, names, associated objects or events, etc.) information recorded from the dream.
The more information acquired from the dream, the more an experient can narrow down an exploratory search. Research tools can involve online news media in regards to events that have already happened, but identifying an event that has yet to happen, or identifying a person, requires the learned skill of drawing large conclusions from small observations through efficient deductive reasoning.