By Kevin Healey — 2017
The experience of lucid dreaming maps out in fascinating ways onto users’ experiences in immersive virtual environments. In many ways, dreaming and VR [virtual reality] are quite similar.
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The trick is to start taking control over your dream actions.
“Our experimental goal is akin to finding a way to talk with an astronaut who is on another world.”
Although more research is needed, some experts suspect lucid dreaming could come with negative consequences. The most concerning potential dangers of lucid dreaming are disrupted sleep and mental health issues.
The first step for aspiring oneironauts is to let your mind know that your dreams really do matter.
Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If your answer to either of these is “yes,” you have experienced what is called lucid dreaming.
The ability to control our dreams is a skill that more of us are seeking to acquire for sheer pleasure. But if taken seriously, scientists believe it could unlock new secrets of the mind.
It's like having a lucid dream while you're awake.
A lucid dream can be so real that you are aware of yourself but can’t establish that it’s a dream.
Lucid dreamers, or people with the ability to recognize their dreams as they’re happening, may be better at problem-solving during their waking hours.
Parapsychology is a field of study that investigates paranormal or “psychic" phenomena, including purported mental abilities such as telepathy and telekinesis.