Sex differences in lucid dreaming frequency: a second look
dreams, males, females
In earlier issues of Lucidity Letterit was reported that females experience more lucid dreams than males (Vol 1, Numbers 1 & 2). Dream recall was not controlled in any of these studies. One-way analyses of covariance on various lucid dreaming frequency estimates with dream recall as the covariate for four different samples resulted is no sex differences. Table 1 lists the specifics of these findings. It should be noted that in all four samples care was taken to ensure that subjects understood the concept of dream lucidity by collecting a sample lucid dream and requiring the inclusion of a recognition phrase (i.e. “then I realized I was dreaming”) in the transcript before a subject was included in subsequent data analyses.
Gackenbach, J.I. (1985). Sex differences in lucid dreaming frequency: a second look. Lucidity letter, 4(1), 127 and reprinted in Lucidity: commemorative issue 10th anniversary of lucidity letter, 10(1&2), 234-235.
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