Special Issue "Exploring the Science and Psychology of Lucid Dreaming"

A special issue of Clocks & Sleep (ISSN 2624-5175). This special issue belongs to the section "Human Basic Research & Neuroimaging".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 141

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniel Erlacher
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Guest Editor
Institute of Sport Science, University of Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: lucid dreaming; recovery; motor learning; dream and sport
Dr. Michael Schredl
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Guest Editor
Sleep laboratory of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
Interests: dream recall; dream content; lucid dreaming; nightmares; continuity hypothesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lucid dreaming is a fascinating experience that has inspired people for centuries. A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer becomes aware that he or she is dreaming, and can then consciously control and manipulate the dream experience. This state of consciousness is different from ordinary dreams, where the dreamer is not aware that they are dreaming and cannot control the dream. Lucid dreaming has been the subject of scientific research for several decades, and has led to many interesting findings about the nature of consciousness and the applications of lucid dreaming. For example, some researchers have suggested that lucid dreaming could be used as a tool for improving mental health, by allowing people to confront and overcome fears and anxieties in a “safe” environment. Additionally, some studies have suggested that lucid dreaming can be used to enhance creativity, problem-solving, and learning. Researchers have used a variety of methods to study lucid dreaming, including self-reports, brain imaging techniques, and physiological measures such as eye movements. One area of research has focused on the neural correlates of lucid dreaming. Studies have found that the brain activity patterns associated with lucid dreaming are distinct from those associated with non-lucid dreaming, and also differ from waking brain activity.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions that address different aspects of lucid dreams, including, but not limited to, the phenomenology of lucid dreams, personality correlates of lucid dreaming, induction techniques to increase lucid dream frequency, inter-relationship between sleep/circadian mechanisms and lucid dreaming, and brain activity underlying lucid dreaming (using imaging and electrophysiological techniques). We look forward to your submission, which will contribute to the growing and ever so fascinating field of lucid dreaming.

Dr. Daniel Erlacher
Dr. Michael Schredl
Guest Editors

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