lucid dreaming metacognition

Lucid Dreamers Know They Have Bigger Brains and More Self Reflection. And They Know that You Know.

In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich suggested that people who can frequently have lucid dreams—that is, dreaming with awareness they are dreaming—actually have measurably bigger brain structures in the prefrontal cortex than those who […]

Dreaming in the News for January 2015

There’s been a flurry of interesting articles, events and research news about dream studies recently. Here’s a list of some stories that may have slipped past your radar. enjoy! Why do we run so slowly in our dreams? This Mashable piece is interesting, but missed the boat I like to call “REM atonia.” Relatedly, do we dream […]


2014: Year in Review and Looking Ahead with Some Bold Proclamations

Happy New Year! I have been in my cave for the last week or so, thanks mostly to a bad head cold. I must have needed the break though because I’ve been sleeping like nobody’s business. The time off has also given me the chance to reflect — isn’t that what the dark days of […]