Testing levels of control in laboratory induced lucid dreams

Project: Research project

Project Details


Our first aim is to replicate our recent finding that a morning nap protocol utilizing brief pre-sleep training and audio/visual cues can induce lucidity in the laboratory. Our second aim is to compare lucid dreams between participants for whom cues are associated with critical awareness (standard hyper-training) versus participants for whom cues are associated with both critical awareness and control (dream control hyper-training). We will measure both subjective lucid dream control and objectively verifiable bodily control using a fist-clenching task (see Methods). Our third aim is to compare how hyper-training will affect infrequent vs. frequent lucid dreamers. Hypothesis 1) Both standard and dream control hyper-training will yield high lucid dream induction rates. Hypothesis 2) Dream control hyper-training participants will report more control over their lucid dreams and will demonstrate more objective evidence of lucid dream control (via muscle recordings of fist-clenching task) than standard hyper-training participants. Hypothesis 3) Frequent lucid dreamers will have more control over their lucid dreams than infrequent lucid dreamers.
Effective start/end date1/1/1912/31/19


  • International Association for the Study of Dreams (Check 3320)


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