Psychological considerations in pursuing lucid dreaming research

Author
Gackenbach, Jayne
Faculty Advisor
Date
2010
Keywords
lucid dreaming , neurobiology , consciousness
Abstract (summary)
As an long time lucid dream researcher (Gackenbach & LaBerge, 1988), it has been with great pleasure to follow the recent developments in neuroscience on lucid dreaming. Hobson’s essay, in a recent issue of the “International Journal of Dream Research” (Hobson, 2009), is a call again for the use of lucid dreaming as a methodological paradigm which offers the potential to understand more deeply the brain basis of consciousness. My purpose here is to address the areas of his essay for which I have some background. I am not a physiologist, but I have done considerable work on the psychological side of lucid dreaming.
Publication Information
Gackenbach, J. (2010). Psychological considerations in pursuing lucid dreaming research: Commentary on 'The neurobiology of consciousness: Lucid dreaming wakes up' by J. Allan Hobson. International Journal of Dream Research, 3(1), 11-12. Retrieved from http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/index
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Item Type
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Language
English
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