TL;DR answer: it's beginning to look pretty likely. In case you missed it, in 2014 researchers in Germany confirmed that zapping the brain of subjects can routinely induce lucid dreams. (By zapping, I mean applying a low voltage current … [Read more...] about So can zapping the brain really induce lucid dreams?
Allan Hobson and the Neuroscience of Dreams
The neuroscience of dreaming is a relatively new enterprise but has quickly become the major paradigm of experimental dream research today. J. Allan Hobson, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at Harvard University, is the undisputed celebrity of this … [Read more...] about Allan Hobson and the Neuroscience of Dreams
Lucid Dreaming: a Hybrid of REM and Waking Cognition
A study accepted in the journal Sleep last month (but not yet published) claims that lucid dreaming should be not be considered a REM dreaming phenomenon but rather a unique state of consciousness (Voss, et al., 2009). Poetically, the assertion that … [Read more...] about Lucid Dreaming: a Hybrid of REM and Waking Cognition