Have you ever wished you could control your dreams? In this episode we learn about new approaches letting people do exactly that. We also delve into important benefits lucid dreaming could have, such as helping reduce nightmares or helping process traumatic memories. In addition, we explore how lucid dreams provide a window into understanding consciousness and people's inner worlds, and touch on the symbolism often found in dreams.
This episode was produced by: Dominic Carr
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Glossary of terms used in the episode:
Confabulation = mistaken or unintentionally fabricated memories.
Dream sign = something you notice in a dream that helps you realize that you're dreaming.
Dream theme = dreams tend to fall into common themes, such as dreams about being chased, flying, or getting lost somewhere.
Dream work = discussing your dream and perhaps re-imagining a more positive ending.
Entrainment = when your brainwaves become synchronized to another rhythmic stimulus.
EOG = electrodes placed near the eyes that detect eye movements.
Intention setting = setting an objective to fulfill while dreaming, such as asking a dream character a specific question.
Prospective memory = remembering you need to do something in the future.
Reality checking = asking yourself if you could be dreaming.