25 Mar
2014

The Science of Lucid Dreaming (Short Video)

 

AsapSCIENCE provides a helpful overview on the research into lucid dreaming.

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2 thoughts on “The Science of Lucid Dreaming (Short Video)

    • Paz Romano says:

      Thanks Ryan. I have experimented with lucid dreaming & I keep a dream journal. I make entries detailing each dream I remember. I read Freud’s “The Interpretation of Dreams” while traveling Asia and it changed the way I look at dreaming. Perception in the US is that Freud’s theories on dreaming were predominantly based upon unconscious sexual desires. Contrary to this, I found that Freud believed that dreams were more based upon random streams of consciousness — mostly pertaining to something we had thought of while awake the previous day. All these thoughts are strung together to create what appears to be randomness in our dreams. His contention is that the sequence may indeed be random, but the thoughts are not. The thoughts are simply carried over from the previous day.

      Freud had his patients keep dream journals — during his sessions with the patients, he would attempt to analyze the dreams. Dream journalling is an amazing practice for me because I’m able to connect the dots and understand the derivation of my dreams. I’m able to say, “Oh yes, that explains why I had that dream, I had thought of that period of my life yesterday.”

      We often forget our dreams so it’s funny to go back in time a few months and read about a dream, “Oh yeah, I remember that.” It’s a cathartic practice, it helps me to organize & understand my mind. I encourage everyone to keep a dream journal!

      ~Paz

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