Neuroscience

Art and science unite in unique study of neurofeedback

In 2013, art and science merged like never before at Toronto's Nuit Blanche art festival when guests were given the opportunity to participate in an scientific experiment investigating neurofeedback. Following the initial ...

Neuroscience

How our dreams prepare us to face our fears

Do bad dreams serve a real purpose? To answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland,working in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mass participation dream experiment launches

Is it possible to influence people as they sleep and give them their perfect dream? Today sees the launch of a new study that uses a specially designed iPhone app in an attempt to improve the dreams of millions of people ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How virtual reality might help fight recurring nightmares

You might say that Patrick McNamara is in a frightening line of work. As a sleep researcher, he's hunting for new ways to treat people with nightmare disorder (also known as dream anxiety disorder). Being chased by a malevolent ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could we one day heal the mind by taking control of our dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience "waking up" and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be able to act with intention in it. Such "lucid dreams" are not only a vivid ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study delves into COVID-19 dreams

How are you sleeping? If you've been having strange dreams or lingering nightmares during the pandemic, you're not alone.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations

People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively. This is according ...

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