Psychology & Psychiatry

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected our dreams?

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted our sleep and dream activity. In a recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, people had a higher number of awakenings, a harder time falling asleep, higher dream ...

Neuroscience

Study finds real-time dialogue with a dreaming person is possible

Dreams take us to what feels like a different reality. They also happen while we're fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to train your brain to lucid dream

Dreams can often be confusing and blurry experiences. Reduced critical thinking, little to no access to our true memories and heightened impulsivity and emotions during normal dream states often make for head-scratching moments ...

Neuroscience

Want to control your dreams? Here's how

New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening ...

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 ...

Neuroscience

Can vitamin B supercharge your dreams?

A University of Adelaide researcher is calling for participants to assist in a new national study investigating whether vitamin B can enhance dreaming.

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