Big Think: Can you learn how to control your dreams?

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Have you ever had a dream so real, you mistook it for reality? This is a state called lucid dreaming.3 Truth be told, little is known about sleep, a condition we’re in for about a third of our lifetime. The average person over age 10 dreams about 4-6 times per night. By conducting experiments using an EEG machine on sleeping subjects, a body of research has found that three elements must be present for someone to have a dream: they must have an adequate level of brain activity, external stimuli must be shut out, and self-awareness must be shut off. (October 9, 2017)

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