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Dream Research

How Do Scientists Study Dreams?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Dreams are a compelling area of research for scientists, in part because there's still so much to learn about how, and why, we dream. For all the scientific attention paid to dreaming, many of the most fundamental and important questions about dreaming remain unanswered.

How To Control Your Dream (While You're Sleeping)

Posted 12.16.2014 | OWN

The authors of A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming explain how we may be able to change and guide our dreams while we sleep, making us happier -- and able...

The Gender Gap in Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

It may seem like bad news for anyone who hopes to change the destructive dynamics of gender inequality in modern society. The results here might appear to endorse the psychological and social status quo. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls, even in their dreams.

Turns Out Your Education Level May Impact What You Dream About

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Your level of education not only impacts your life, it may also impact your dreams. A study from dream education group DreamsCloud and research fir...

Sleep Science Next: The Extreme Lucid Dream Consciousness

Rayleigh Ping-Ying Chiang, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Rayleigh Ping-Ying Chiang, M.D.

Sleep is a complex business. While dreaming, your brain is as active as when you are awake, and the varieties of sleep experience are broad and wondrous. And sleep matters to us. We worry about getting too little, fret about not being able to do it and suffer when it goes wrong.

The Technology of Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.

The Relationship Problem 1 In 5 Women Have Nightmares About

Posted 11.05.2013 | Divorce

If you've been in a relationship long enough, you're bound to have a dream where your partner cheats on you. (You may even wake up irrationally peeved...

The Science of Sex, Mysticism, and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

William J. Broad wrote an article in the Review section of this Sunday's Times, about scientific studies of "spontaneous orgasm," the phenomenon of reaching sexual climax purely by means of internal imagination and fantasy.

Religious and Nonreligious Dreamers

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

This finding struck me as puzzling, in light of the many important roles that dreams have played in the world's religious traditions. I was expecting that more religiosity would correlate with more awareness of dreaming, but the opposite seemed to be the case.

Don't Just Quantify Your Life, Change It--Remember Your Dreams

Anne Hill | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

At a time when our health habits and actions are easily tracked through apps, we know a lot about how we eat, move, and breathe. But when it comes to ...

The Social Networks of Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Despite their occasionally strange and otherworldly content, people's dreams offer a surprisingly accurate source of information about their most important emotional concerns in waking life, including their relationships with other people.

Dreaming in the Digital Age: The Impact of New Database Technologies

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If privacy protection is taken as the shared responsibility of both the participant and the database host, the risks don't disappear, but they shrink down to a size that makes it possible to balance them with the upside potentials.

New Dissertations in the Study of Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Dreams point the way towards healing, towards potentials for new life and new growth beyond the challenging conditions of the present.

The Real-Life Consequences Of Cheating In Your Dreams

Posted 05.10.2013 | Divorce

Ever woken up peeved at your spouse for the slights they committed in your dreams? Your feelings may seem irrational to your partner, but a new study ...

What Does Science Know About Dreams?

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2013 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Many questions still remain and more research needs to be done, but it's misleading at best and intellectually lazy at worst to suggest there is no good scientific evidence about the nature of dream content. What, then, does science actually know about dreams?

9 Amazing Facts About Dreams

Posted 02.06.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Control them, harness them... and lose weight while you’re at it? These dream facts demonstrate how your nightly "mind movies" ...

Calling All Dreamers!

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Do you listen to your dreams but have no one to talk with about them? Are you looking for a circle of fellow dreamers to help you explore dream messages? The perfect solution may be at hand.

The Power and Purpose of Dreams

Gayle Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayle Greene

When you get up to an early alarm, you gotta ask, are you really gaining productivity with that time, or dulling the creative edge that might make you far more productive?