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Scientists learn how to induce lucid dreaming

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Influencing the brain through electric scalp stimulation can allow a person to control their own dreams.

Lucid dreaming occurs when a person becomes aware that they are sleeping, a state of mind that can allow them to consciously manipulate and control the plot of any dreams that they are having.

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You know, I don't need electricity to lucid dream. It happens to me anyway. ^-^

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I find setting the alarm early, waking up and going back to sleep induces more vivid dreams. I would guess its something to do with the sleeping cycle restarting, each wake up and sleep can kickstart another dream.

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It seems like good research. However some inaccuracies. Being lucid dosnt mean you can control your dreams it only means that you are aware that you are dreaming. Control is a different aspect of emotional control, thought control, and intention.

Some suggest that it's easy. From personal experience and trying to help others with issues for a number of years, I can tell you it's not. The dream life relates to your real one in ways you may have never imagined. I hope the scientific talents out there keep perusing these avenues.

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Perhaps this occurs when a person is thinking about something while falling asleep and then dreams about it when they do finally fall asleep.

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Yeah but can they get me to STOP lucid dreaming? I'm exhausted!

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Yeah but can they get me to STOP lucid dreaming? I'm exhausted!

I know the feeling. You sleep all night and wake up more tired than when you went to bed.
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I find setting the alarm early, waking up and going back to sleep induces more vivid dreams. I would guess its something to do with the sleeping cycle restarting, each wake up and sleep can kickstart another dream.

I do this sometimes too. Set alarm for 4.30am, wake up, switch alarm off knowing I'v got another 4 hours or so of sleep then think of whatever I want to dream about. More often then not I dream of what I was last thinking of, but only rarely do I realize I'm in a dream. Either way it's still cool.

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I do this sometimes too. Set alarm for 4.30am, wake up, switch alarm off knowing I'v got another 4 hours or so of sleep then think of whatever I want to dream about. More often then not I dream of what I was last thinking of, but only rarely do I realize I'm in a dream. Either way it's still cool.

(4:30 is when I get up anyway.... sigh)...

This is the mental image I got when I first read this headline:

Scientist: "Now gentlemen, we have attached the electodes to the subjects head, and as you can see on the monitor, he is just now entering REM sleep. Let's give him a moment to get into his dream..."

a minute later

Scientist: "That should be good enough. Now, please note how the brain waves are nice sinusodal waves... Nice and peaceful. Obviously he is having a pleasant dream. Now lets set a few thousand volts through

his brain and observe.."

ZZZZZZZzzzzaaaaaat!

Scientist: "Now you can plainly see that he is NOT having a pleasant dream"...

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The ultimate, Virtual Reality!

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It seems like good research. However some inaccuracies. Being lucid dosnt mean you can control your dreams it only means that you are aware that you are dreaming. Control is a different aspect of emotional control, thought control, and intention.

Some suggest that it's easy. From personal experience and trying to help others with issues for a number of years, I can tell you it's not. The dream life relates to your real one in ways you may have never imagined. I hope the scientific talents out there keep perusing these avenues.

Agreed. Also from my own experience it seems to me that most lucid dreams are actually very short. I mean 20, 30 seconds and it's over, you loose the awareness and fall back to normal dreams.

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Yeah but can they get me to STOP lucid dreaming? I'm exhausted!

You can stop!!! This is what I was talking about with intention!!!!!

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Agreed. Also from my own experience it seems to me that most lucid dreams are actually very short. I mean 20, 30 seconds and it's over, you loose the awareness and fall back to normal dreams.

It depends on how you conduct your mind. A concept but not so difficult if you sit down for a half an hour and think about it.

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i think that temporal lobe epilepsy which is what happens when people get deja vu is what might be happening. de ja vu is the feeling of familiarity of the situation, like its happened before. maybe this is what happens when your asleep but i grasping at straws just thinking that the shocks to the scalp remind me of something i heard about electric bursts in the brain or something.

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Just another excuse for convincing the gullible to have electric shock treatment…

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I do this sometimes too. Set alarm for 4.30am, wake up, switch alarm off knowing I'v got another 4 hours or so of sleep then think of whatever I want to dream about. More often then not I dream of what I was last thinking of, but only rarely do I realize I'm in a dream. Either way it's still cool.

I find this too, a great way of increasing the chances of a Zombie Apocalypse dream after an evening of Walking Dead. Broken sleep seems to bring this on a lot more often than a full nights sleep.

I am not sure if its a case of having more dreams and being more likely to remember them with short spells of sleep or whether they are there but just forgotten wit an unbroken nights sleep.

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I want one of those Now !

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I've had 5 lucid dreams, 4 of them happened in the last 3 months. I can't control them very well, but it's very interesting and amazing.

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Man somebody's gonna be putting household ac current on through their head.

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i think that temporal lobe epilepsy which is what happens when people get deja vu is what might be happening. de ja vu is the feeling of familiarity of the situation, like its happened before. maybe this is what happens when your asleep but i grasping at straws just thinking that the shocks to the scalp remind me of something i heard about electric bursts in the brain or something.

Some people believe that deja vu may be a form of ESP, especially if you dreamt about it first.

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If deja vu is dreamed first, then I would say the experience comes from the remembered dream.

My opinion is a little crazier than that; I am pretty much persuaded that the episodes of deja vu that I have experienced in my lifetime were actual recollections of my previous life.

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We do have the ability to control our dreams to some extent. Rehearsal Therapy or Training (IRT) has been a staple for dealing with persistent nightmares. Simply put, one rescripts the bad element of the dream, practices the new script, and eventually adopts the new dream sequence.

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We do have the ability to control our dreams to some extent [...e.g. when] dealing with persistent nightmares[...]

Seldom do I have nightmares any more,

since my tending to acknowledge the fact while dreaming.

That often caused me to laugh at my anxiousness

whereupon humor would not only bring relief but alter the dream in ways fun.

As a form of escapism, I don't expect that uncommon.

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I always did feel awake when i was aware that i was dreaming. It didn't feel like i was completely asleep either. So i didn't know if i was legitimately lucid dreaming or my mind was making s-h-i-t up.

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We do have the ability to control our dreams to some extent. Rehearsal Therapy or Training (IRT) has been a staple for dealing with persistent nightmares. Simply put, one rescripts the bad element of the dream, practices the new script, and eventually adopts the new dream sequence.

Whenever i have a nightmare that lasts more than one i just tell it **** off. Works every time once i remember that i am in my bed sleeping that is.

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