Ryan Hurd over at dreamstudies.org has posted another great update about the current research being done on lucid dreaming along with a look into the neuroscience involved. Here is some of what he has to say:
Lucid dreaming research is growing up. At least, that is Allan Hobson’s take on the recent burst of scientific studies published on conscious dreaming. Once a myth of Carlos Castaneda, and then a topic guaranteed to instantly transport researchers to the margins of academia, lucid dreaming has become a hot topic for neuroscience and cognitive psychology because it promises to isolate one of the hardest-to-pin-down objects of all time: consciousness itself.
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