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A dream-catcher for the digital age

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For most of us, dreams are notoriously difficult to recall in detail - and even harder to understand or interpret.

Hunter Soik - a dream-catcher for the digital age - believes he can help.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-25061657

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Transcranial direct-current stimulation

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a form of neurostimulation which uses constant, low current delivered directly to the brain area of interest via small electrodes. tDCS was originally developed to help patients with brain injuries such as strokes. Tests on healthy adults demonstrated that tDCS can increase cognitive performance on a variety of tasks[citation needed], depending on the area of the brain being stimulated. tDCS has been utilized to enhance language and mathematical ability, attention span, problem solving, memory, and coordination.[1]

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Transition into modern scientific research

There was a brief rise of interest in transcranial direct current stimulation in the 1960s when studies by the researcher Albert[citation needed] proved that the stimulation could affect brain function by changing the cortical excitability. He also discovered that positive and negative stimulation had different effects on the cortical excitability. Although these findings were important in the use of tDCS in therapy, research in this area was again dropped as drug therapy proved to be a more profitable method of therapy.[citation needed]

It wasn’t until recently that interest in tDCS was reignited. This time, the rediscovery was fueled by an increase of interest and understanding of basic brain functioning, therapeutic application, as well as new brain stimulation and brain imaging techniques such as TMS and fMRI. Now, Transcranial direct current stimulation is beginning to be used more frequently as a brain stimulation technique because safety protocol has shown that tDCS is extremely safe for human use.[3][4]

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Well I think its a good idea, being able to search a huge database of other peoples dreams using key words etc, will be brilliant. Also I suggest the best thing to keep the freshest memories of a dream is a simple Dictaphone with a mechanical record button. It's quick and easy to switch on, even when groggy and in the dark. An app on a phone requires a few buttons to get to the bit you need so maybe not that great for initial recording of a dream experience.

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Just watched a video about the app and it does actually gradually wake you up and then auto records so no button pressing! Great, I will be getting the app for sure.

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