Lucid Dreaming by guest blogger Martin Dresler, from The Donders institute for Brain, cognition and behaviour The Netherlands, and The Max Planck institut für Psychiatrie Munich.

    Lucid dreaming During lucid dreaming, we become aware of the current dream state, however   despite this wake-like cognitive clarity still keep on sleeping. Although a rare state of consciousness in general, lucid dreaming can be trained, and a growing number of interventions are known to increase the probability of having a lucid dream […]

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Christmas Dreaming by Kelly Bulkeley

Now that the Madness of Christmas is over Kelly Bulkeley offers some interesting findings on what people dream about during the festive period.   Many people celebrate the Christmas holiday season as a time of joy, generosity, and family togetherness.  Homes are decorated, feasts are cooked, presents are given and received.  Even though the winter […]

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Halloween and things that nightmares are made of.

October 31st, all hallows eve, Samhain. What is our fascination with Halloween or indeed all things scary be it horror movies, books, images what is our fascination with fright?? In today’s world logic and science have their place and, when faced with fictional terror, should tell us otherwise right? Seemingly not especially this time of […]

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Professor Dierdre Barrett gives us a summary of her presentation at this summers IASD conference

Emotions and Color in Dreams* Professor Deirdre Barrett Dream experts are often quoted as saying that most dreams are negative, but is this true? A recent analysis of DreamBoard suggests not. In the 1950’s, Calvin Hall and Bob van de Castle published ratings of emotion in dream reports. They used a scale with 5 categories: […]

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