Dreaming is a universal human experience. And yet, so much about this sleep phenomenon remains a mystery to us—including why we dream in the first place. Read on to learn about new scientific breakthroughs involving dreaming and how our dreams are impacted by the world around us.
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Once dismissed as a new age fad, lucid dreaming has gained attention as a possible performance enhancer and therapeutic tool.
Maybe you’re inside your house, or walking through the park down the street. The scene around you is vividly real, yet altered in ways that are making you feel uneasy. Family and friends appear, but conversations produce a sense of anxiety or even dread.
Sleep is a semiconscious state, but there are neurons firing in the brain even when all seems quiet. Now brain activity during the deepest sleep phase could make it possible for people to communicate with the waking world during lucid dreaming.
A new artificial intelligence system can reconstruct images a person saw based on their brain activity