Ring, ring, ring... Are you dreaming? Combining acoustic stimulation and reality testing for lucid dream induction: A sleep laboratory study

Erlacher, Daniel; Schmid, Daniel; Bischof, Florian; Hammer, Jennifer; Stumbrys, Tadas (2020). Ring, ring, ring... Are you dreaming? Combining acoustic stimulation and reality testing for lucid dream induction: A sleep laboratory study. International Journal of dream research, 13(2), pp. 267-273. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg 10.11588/ijodr.2020.2.74880

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Lucid dreaming, the fact that one knows that they are dreaming while dreaming, provides a unique paradigm for the study of the distinctive psychophysiological state of dreaming and consciousness. Unfortunately, frequent lucid dreamers are rare and techniques should be established to reliably induce lucid dreams. Here the induction of lucid dreams with a combination of reality testing and the external auditory stimulation with ring tones was applied. The proce-dure induced a self-rated lucid dream in five participants compared to one lucid dream in a sham condition. In two cases (16.7%) a signal-verified lucid dream was found. The induction rate of the present study procedure will be discussed in the context of previous studies and success rates of combining reality checking with external stimulation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Movement and Exercise Science

UniBE Contributor:

Erlacher, Daniel and Schmid, Daniel

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1866-7953

Publisher:

Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

Language:

English

Submitter:

Edith Desideria Imthurn

Date Deposited:

16 Nov 2020 09:05

Last Modified:

16 Nov 2020 09:05

Publisher DOI:

10.11588/ijodr.2020.2.74880

Uncontrolled Keywords:

lucid dreaming; induction techniques; reality testing; auditory stimulation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147858

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147858

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