Researchers Find Way to Interact With People in Lucid Dreams

Researchers communicate with lucid dreamers

The mysterious world of dreams has thus far only been fully accessible to one person—the dreamer. Until now…

With a recent groundbreaking study, a new age of dream research has just begun. The lucid dream is a state of awareness that you’re dreaming while possibly having some control over what happens within it. It’s estimated that some 50 percent of people have had a lucid dream, especially in childhood.

Scientists have been studying this phenomenon for decades but haven’t been able to adequately explain it because a person’s ability to recount their dreams upon waking is often unreliable. But recently, scientists have made a breakthrough by showing that people can both comprehend questions and provide answers to them, all while dreaming.

A team of international researchers studied 36 people with the goal of finding a way to communicate with them while they were dreaming. The results were groundbreaking.

Out of 158 trials, participants were able to give correct answers about 18% of the time—a statistically significant result. The validity of the results was strengthened by the fact that there were four separate teams of researchers in four different countries, all using slightly different techniques and getting very similar results.

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These Ancient Civilizations Knew About Our Third Eye

The Seat of the Soul

The significance of the pineal gland has been the subject of investigation for centuries, with its first documentation tracing back to a Greek doctor and philosopher known as Galen. Galen’s colleagues believed the pineal regulated the flow of ‘psychic pneuma,’ or an ethereal substance referred to as ‘the first instrument of the soul.’ But Galen refuted this, instead, thinking the pineal was simply a gland that regulated blood flow.

A resurgence of supernatural characteristics associated with the pineal returned when René Descartes took interest in it. He asserted it was ‘the principal seat of the soul,’ and believed it to be the source of all thought. Descartes was essentially credited with reflex theory or the involuntary system of actions carried out in the body’s function.

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