This is the year for lucid dreaming technology. First, the smart phone app Dream:On captured the imagination of the media, boasting over 300,00 downloads in the first month. Then, lucid dreaming mask Remee secured over half a million dollars in funding through one of the most successful programs in Kickstarter ever. Meanwhile, the Lucidity Institute, [...]
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Mom was wrong: video games don’t rot your brain.
Gaming can actually develop your focus, self-esteem, and mental balance; which are all useful skills for encouraging lucidity in dreams… and in waking life.
We like to think that we are unpredictable, but the mobile generation is pulling back the curtain on our individual behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. It began with apps for tracking how many calories we’ve consumed, or how many miles we’ve run. But now self-tracking is spreading into the formerly murky domain of consciousness and holistic [...]
Many people use audio tracks to induce binaural beats in the brain. This effect is called brain entrainment, and there’s some pretty solid research behind it. Unfortunately, the research behind using binaural beats to increase lucid dreaming is not so solid.
One of my core values for this site is integrating the old ways with the new. Dreaming and imagination studies are the most ancient of human cognitive achievements, and I love exploring how these abilities can be studied—and even enhanced—with modern technology and 21st century methods of data analysis.