For the first time, scientists were able to enter into people’s dreams in a state of conscious dreaming, with two-way interactive dreaming involving dialogue and questions and answers. Researchers hope that by interacting in dreams, they can hear the root of some problems, such as depression and anxiety, from patients in the dream world.
Leonardo DiCaprio enters the dream of his subjects in the movie “Inception” to access unconscious information. Now the story of this sci-fi film is one step closer to reality, and for the first time researchers in the laboratory they succeed Enter the conscious dream of 36 volunteers participating in the experiment and ask them various questions, including math problems, and the participants answer relatively complex questions in the same dream state.
Preliminary results from experiments conducted at four independent research laboratories in the United States, France, Germany, and the Netherlands show that people can receive and process information in the dream world in a conscious dream state and have a two-way communication from the dream world to the outside world. .
New results contradict traditional, superficial definitions of dreams, says Benjamin Bayerd, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin. In its simplest definition, a dream is a state in which the brain is completely disconnected from the outside world. New research shows that not only is this connection still in place, but it is also able to do more complex tasks.
About 10% of people experience conscious dreaming at least once a month or more. In the state of conscious or lucid dreaming, the dreamer is aware of the fact that he is dreaming, and although he does not have control over the non-dream world, he can control the content of his dream. The dreamer can strengthen his dream control skills by practicing and training.
Some participants in these experiments have never experienced a conscious dream, but some have experienced a conscious dream at least once a week and remember such dreams well.
To perform the experiment, 2 electroencephalograms equipped with different electrodes were placed on the heads of the volunteers. Out of a total of 57 sleep sessions, six participants experienced conscious dreaming 15 times. The dreamers communicated with laboratory researchers by sending signals such as smiling or frowning, moving their eyes.
The researchers asked participants 158 questions, of which 18.6 percent answered with correct answers, 17.7 percent with unknown answers, and 3.2 percent with incorrect answers. Dreamers did not answer 60.8% of the questions.
When the volunteers woke up. They were asked to describe their dream, and interestingly, they recounted the questions as part of their dream. Scientists are trying to use such strategies to treat problems such as anxiety and depression in patients.
When a person can converse in a dream, he can recount the hidden problems in the subconscious mind and come up with creative ideas in the dream to solve them.