Dream figures who agreed to perform the tasks proved more successful in verbal than in arithmetic tasks. Tholey discussed his scientific results with Stephen LaBerge, who has a similar approach. A study was conducted to see if it were possible to attain the ability to lucid dream through a drug. In , galantamine was given to patients in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, the only one of its kind. Some participants found as much as a 42 percent increase in their ability to lucid dream, compared to self-reports from the past six months, and ten people experienced a lucid dream for the first time.
It is theorized that galantamine allows acetylcholine to build up, leading to greater recollection and awareness during dreaming. Other researchers suggest that lucid dreaming is not a state of sleep, but of brief wakefulness, or "micro-awakening". J Allen Hobson responded that lucid dreaming must be a state of both waking and dreaming. Philosopher Norman Malcolm has argued against the possibility of checking the accuracy of dream reports, pointing out that "the only criterion of the truth of a statement that someone has had a certain dream is, essentially, his saying so.
Paul Tholey laid the epistemological basis for the research of lucid dreams, proposing seven different conditions of clarity that a dream must fulfill in order to be defined as a lucid dream:   . Later, in , a study by Deirdre Barrett examined whether lucid dreams contained four " corollaries " of lucidity:.
Barrett found less than a quarter of lucidity accounts exhibited all four. Subsequently, Stephen LaBerge studied the prevalence of being able to control the dream scenario among lucid dreams, and found that while dream control and dream awareness are correlated, neither requires the other.
LaBerge found dreams that exhibit one clearly without the capacity for the other; also, in some dreams where the dreamer is lucid and aware they could exercise control, they choose simply to observe. In a study on lucid dream frequency and personality, a moderate correlation between nightmare frequency and frequency of lucid dreaming was demonstrated. Some lucid dreamers also reported that nightmares are a trigger for dream lucidity. A study showed that people who had practiced meditation for a long time tended to have more lucid dreams.
Mutz and Javadi found that during lucid dreaming, there is an increase in activity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the bilateral frontopolar prefrontal cortex, the precuneus , the inferior parietal lobules, and the supramarginal gyrus. All are brain functions related to higher cognitive functions including working memory, planning, and self-consciousness.
They also found that lucid dreamers can only control limited aspects of their dream at once. Mutz and Javadi also have stated that by studying lucid dreaming further, scientists could learn more about various types of consciousness, which happen to be less easy to separate and research at other times.
It has been suggested that those who suffer from nightmares could benefit from the ability to be aware they are indeed dreaming. A pilot study performed in showed that lucid dreaming therapy treatment was successful in reducing nightmare frequency. This treatment consisted of exposure to the idea, mastery of the technique, and lucidity exercises.
It was not clear what aspects of the treatment were responsible for the success of overcoming nightmares, though the treatment as a whole was said to be successful. Australian psychologist Milan Colic has explored the application of principles from narrative therapy to clients' lucid dreams, to reduce the impact not only of nightmares during sleep but also depression, self-mutilation, and other problems in waking life.
Psychotherapists have applied lucid dreaming as a part of therapy. Studies have shown that, by inducing a lucid dream, recurrent nightmares can be alleviated. It is unclear whether this alleviation is due to lucidity or the ability to alter the dream itself. A study performed by Victor Spoormaker and Van den Bout evaluated the validity of lucid dreaming treatment LDT in chronic nightmare sufferers.
Results of lucid dreaming treatment revealed that the nightmare frequency of the treatment groups had decreased. In another study, Spoormaker, Van den Bout, and Meijer investigated lucid dreaming treatment for nightmares by testing eight subjects who received a one-hour individual session, which consisted of lucid dreaming exercises. This was purposefully taught in order to change the course of their nightmares.
The subjects then reported the diminishment of their nightmare prevalence from 2—3 times a week to 2—3 times per month. In her book The Committee of Sleep , Deirdre Barrett describes how some experienced lucid dreamers have learned to remember specific practical goals such as artists looking for inspiration seeking a show of their own work once they become lucid or computer programmers looking for a screen with their desired code. The subject is indeed lucid dreaming - Celia Green herself and other voice artists read excerpts from her ground breaking book on the subject.
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This documentary follows 3 people as they attempt to achieve lucidity in their dreams. Working with scientists and researchers, the subjects experiment with new techniques to induce a lucid dreaming state. Featuring interviews with experts and details on recent research, this engaging 30 min. Originally airing as a feature on the Inception DVD, this short documentary is an excellent look into the science and research of dreams and lucid dreaming.
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I heard a distant noise, it sounded like some eating, very loudly. I followed the noise to a group of people, the kids from the previous dreams. They were eating something. I stepped closer and snapped a branch, or a bone and they stopped, and turned. They were horrifying. They had rotten tooth smiles, they gouged out their eyes and they couldn't stop smiling.
They said, in perfect dark unison, "Your friend didn't listen, and he paid the price, now it's your turn. The front one, the girl, drew a knife. I tripped and fell, she got closer, she whispered when she got to me, "You'll be one of us now. My dad tackled me with a knife in my hand. My parents admitted me to a psychological hospital.
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