Lucid dream science has come a long way in the last 40 years, ever since it was first proven in the laboratory. In the last decade, research has accelerated further with creative use of fMRI brain scans on lucid dreamers
This kind of research is set to continue. As lucid dreaming becomes a household term, more people are learning to lucid dream and study participants are more easily recruited. Early technologies have even emerged which allow us to stimulate lucidity with electrical currents and crudely "record" our dreams as they occur.
Lucid dream research out of Frankfurt has revealed lucid dreams to take place at gamma band brainwave frequencies.
An electrifying experiment has revealed a way to artificially induce lucid dreams as much as 77% of the time. Is this a silver bullet for lucid dreaming?
Some incredible new research using fMRI is paving the way to literally record and play back your dreams - and lucid dreams - just like movies. Find how out it works here.
European scientists have begun to translate brain signals which reveal the content of your dreams. Could you one day record and playback your lucid dreams?
In a 2015 study, researchers have taught people how to lucid dream and, in combination with role playing Gestalt therapy, overcome their nightmares.
Join Dr Clare Johnson and Dr Keith Hearne at a day-long dynamic exploration of lucid dream science, therapy, healing and creativity in London in March 2015.
A lot has happened in the last 5 months. But how did we go from business as usual to changing the face of the entire lucid dreaming supplements industry? It’s a story that I think will interest you – and you might even learn a thing or two in the process. When I was first taken on-board as Chief Lucidity Officer in 2016, one of the first things I was tasked with was taking a good look at our operations and giving things a bit of an overhaul.
What is reality? How can we define it - fit it into a box - so that whatever experiments we throw at it, our definition always holds true? I consciously observe the lucid dream world. It is real to me because the firing of neurons in my brain stem are interpreted as real sensory data by my brain. I could argue that lucid dreams constitute part of my reality.
To lucid dream, I recommend being able to remember at least one vivid dream per night. That will boost your self awareness in dreams (making lucidity more likely) and also means you can actually remember your lucid dreams. Which is nice. Here are four detailed tips on how to remember your dreams more frequently. And if you don't think you dream at all - trust me, you almost certainly do. It takes an extraordinarily rare sleep disorder to deprive someone of dream sleep.
Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be intense and magical and a little bit spooky. This turned out to be a pretty accurate representation. Becoming aware in the dreamstate is like entering another world. One where physical laws can be manipulated (there is no spoon, Neo) and your fantasies can come true in an instant. There's definitely something magical about that - and it's as if the lucid dream world is a living, breathing organism that can react to your very thoughts.
It is estimated that these wise and wily Indians have been using mugwort in their healing and ritual practices for 13,000 years, where it is known as the ‘dream sage’. They use the herb to promote good dreams, which they consider an essential aspect of normal human functioning! But that’s not all...
Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don't remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious - or lucid - dreams. Sounds simple, doesn't it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can't achieve their first lucid dream?