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What can we practice in a lucid dream?

What can we practice in a lucid dream?

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By Martina Pesce on Oct 16, 2020

[1] D. Erlacher and M. Schredl, “Practicing a motor task in a lucid dream enhances subsequent performance: A pilot study,” Sport Psychol., 2010.

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Consolidate physiotherapy, learn or improve in various sports, and memorize critical information with lucid dreams.

[1] Schädlich, Melanie, Daniel Erlacher, and Michael Schredl. “Improvement of darts performance following lucid dream practice depends on the number of distractions while rehearsing within the dream–a sleep laboratory pilot study.” Journal of sports sciences 35.23 (2017): 2365-2372.

by Jamila Ahmed on Oct 19, 2020

Jamila Ahmed 6 days ago
Also, researchers from MIT developed a way to stimulate specific lucid dreams. The person wears a device called Dormio, which will be used to track their sleep. Dormio detects when the wearer enters the sleep stage known as hypnagogia. Hypnagogia is where lucid dreaming can be stimulated. Dormio will then wake up the wearer with a voice note. For example, the voice note could prompt the person by saying ‘tree.’ Then the person should dream about trees!

The link: https://www.livescience.com/dream-manipulation-machine.html

Establish a dialogue between the un- and the sub-conscious with the conscious

[1] Bargh J. A., Morsella E. (2008). The unconscious mind. Perspect. Psychol. Sci. 3 73–79. 10.1111/j.1745-6916.2008.00064.x

by Shubhankar Kulkarni on Oct 20, 2020

Povilas S 5 days ago
That's the idea/approach I'm most fascinated with. By learning to consciously control the dream, you are learning to control your subconscious. From a psychological/psychoanalytical point of view your subconscious is directly responsible for things that happen in your life - people you "attract", success/failures you have, etc. So by learning to control it in the dream you are making a big step towards learning to control it in general, which might be a very direct way of making huge changes in your life. But this takes some understanding of the mechanics of subconscious, how it's represented in the dream, what are you controlling in terms of subconscious mind, when you control the dream, etc.

anger, music, refining specific techniques

by Martina Pesce on Oct 16, 2020

Therapies, sleep learning, self-reflection

by Juran K. on Oct 19, 2020

Lucid dreams.

by Patrick Joseph on Oct 20, 2020

Juran K. 6 days ago
Do you think that more control of your lucid dream characters, narrative or environment could reflect your real ability to handle these things while awake?
Darko Savic 6 days ago
Thank you for your contribution Patrick Joseph. The session asked us to focus on how lucid dreams could be made useful. The session author referenced a paper https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2010-22015-002 which shows that people can in fact perfect skills during lucid dreaming. We should contribute our suggestions on what skills could be practiced during lucid dreams.

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Shubhankar Kulkarni 7 days ago
"Inception" comes to mind :)

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