Study Questions the Limits of Consciousness

“This kind of experiment can give you real-time information, which is very precious from a dreamer’s perspective,” Delphine Oudiette, an Inserm Researcher at the Paris Brain Institute and co-author on the study, tells Inverse. She is also a researcher in the Sleep Department of Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital in Paris. The higher cognitive skills and problem solving dreamers displayed during interactions with awake researchers not only offers a new and perhaps more precise way to study lucid dreams as they occur, but it also opens a more interesting door: Is it possible to tap into a person’s creative abilities in ways they would be unable to do during wakefulness while they dream?

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