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October 27, 2017

Strange But True!

Q. Lucid dreaming occurs when dreamers are aware that they're dreaming and can actually control their actions. How might you partake of this rarefied experience?

A. Recently, Ursula Voss and her colleagues at Germany's Goethe University Frankfurt discovered that they could spur lucidity in dreams by “applying a low electric current to the brain's frontal cortex during REM sleep,” with successful results about two-thirds of the time, says Michelle Carr in New Scientist magazine. (REM sleep, for “rapid eye movement,” is the period of dream sleep.)

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