(SCIENCE REPORT) Lucid Dreaming Leads Better Self-Reflecting Capabilities
New Science Case Study Reveals Amazing Insights About Lucid Dreaming
There is a phenomenon called ‘Lucid Dreaming’, where the subjects (dreamers) is able control not only the environment and object in their dream, but they can also control the whole story and what they want to experience in a dream.
Lately it has become one of the most highly emerging topic of interest online and even though it has reached to such level that there are tons of info appearing online that claims to help the wannabe lucid dreamers to reach that curious state. However, there is very little knowledge available that is legit and not many people seem to experience regular lucid dreams but only a few.
But not only the lucid dreaming is real but now there a lot of studies taking place on this topic. One of the science study covers how lucid dreaming is much more than what it appears. It’s much more than a regular dream and can benefit the dreamer in various ways.
Please go through the report below and let us know what you think.
Now, a new study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute has offered some novel insight into the subject with the finding that a particular brain region known to be involved in self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers. According to the researchers, this could mean that lucid dreamers are better at self-reflecting during wakefulness.
During a lucid dream, individuals are aware that they are dreaming but have not left the sleep state. Some people are even able to control what is happening in the dream, allowing them to dream about anything they desire.
Some individuals have also reported that self-reflection is more pronounced in lucid dreams, which is why some scientists believe the phenomenon could be linked to metacognition, or thinking about thinking.
For the investigation, scientists asked participants to fill out a questionnaire examining lucid dreaming ability, and then split them into groups depending on the frequency of lucid dreaming. Both structural and functional MRI scans were taken of all the volunteers, which were then compared by the researchers.
According to the researchers, these findings suggest a relationship between metacognition, in particular thought monitoring, and lucid dreaming and that these two abilities share neural networks. The researchers would like to continue this work by investigating whether it is possible to improve metacognitive skills through training.