Theoretical Neurophysiologist Karl Simanonok, PhD is looking for lucid dreamers to join his study on “auditory binding,” which is the hypothetical moment when consciousness “sticks to” the auditory system while waking up out of sleep.
Specifically, potential co-researchers in this study are asked to consciously experience their hypnopompic imagery when moving out of a dream state, and then report which sounds they experience at the threshold moment.
If you’re interested in participating in original lucid dream research and testing your conscious dreaming mettle, click here for Simanonok’s website on the topic as well as his website discussing his Nexus Theory of Consciousness.
Hypnagogia and hypnopompia are two areas in dream research that are vastly unstudied, mostly because of the lack of lucid dreamers who can report back their experiences. Ordinarily, these two sister-states of consciousness last less than a minute, and are usually not remembered by the average sleeper. As with all consciousness thresholds, they hold secrets about the nature of our perceptions, memories, and sensations, especially with regards to the human visionary capability.
UPDATE: This study is over, but for further discussion, check out Karl’s group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/