Summary #1476

Scientists break through the wall of sleep to the untapped world of dreams

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  • Neuroscientists achieve the unthinkable - talking to someone who’s asleep, and they’ve already done it with several people.
  • Cross-national research team demonstrated two-way communication with lucid dreamers in the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep phase.
  • Eye movements generate current, which is recorded by electrodes placed around the eyes, and the signals are translated to dialogue.
  • Studying the mind during sleep used to be limited to people telling stories about their dreams after waking up, so this is a big gamechanger.
  • Psychology experiments with sleeping people are now possible, and it could greatly enhance our understanding of consciousness and the mind’s abilities.

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