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The Lucid Dreaming Podcast - Episode 29 – Jayne Gackenbach In this episode I interview Jayne Gackenbach who is a researcher and author of several books about lucid dreams and videos games.

The Lucid Dreaming Podcast -

We discuss the intersection of videos games, dreams, nightmares, lucidity and how they are connected. Show notes: Episode 28 – Craig Weiss – Aladdin Dreamer In this episode I discuss the recent lucid dreaming device showing up on crowdfunding campaigns plus an interview with Craig Weiss, the Founder of CEO of Aladdin Dreamer, a company making a brain stimulation lucid dreaming device. Show Notes: Episode 27 – Daniel Love In this episode I talk to Daniel Love, a life long lucid dreamer and lucid dreaming researcher. Read more… Episode 26 – Mike Lamberti In this episode I talk to Mike Lamberti, an avid lucid dreamer, an internet friend, and the new writer on Read more… Episode 25 – Dream Researcher Kelly Bulkeley Show Notes: Episode 24 – Philosopher Evan Thompson Episode 23 – Dr. In this episode I interview Dr. So can zapping the brain really induce lucid dreams? TL;DR answer: it’s beginning to look pretty likely.

So can zapping the brain really induce lucid dreams?

In case you missed it, in 2014 researchers in Germany confirmed that zapping the brain of subjects can routinely induce lucid dreams. (By zapping, I mean applying a low voltage current stimulation to the scalp). In the study, published in the journal Nature: Neuroscience, and conducted by Ursula Voss and her co-researchers at the University of Munich, subjects who had never had a lucid dream before went lucid in the lab. Pretty cool! She looks well rested. Now, a start up called Aladdin wants to make this technology available for the public. As reported in a recent in-depth interview of CEO Craig Wess of Aladdin, on the Lucid Sage Podcast, this new headband may have perfected the recipe for lucid dreaming on command. Sounds promising, but unfortunately Aladdin just cancelled their Kickstarter when it looked likely the weren’t going to get their funding. Quick and dirty review of lucid dreaming stimulation research Back to the marketplace.

Ditch the Buzzer: 4 New Futuristic Alarm Clocks for Optimal Sleep. This article is part 2 of my sleep tech round up for 2016.

Ditch the Buzzer: 4 New Futuristic Alarm Clocks for Optimal Sleep

This new burst of alarm clocks on the scene is important– because let’s be honest, our use of electronics (tablets, smartphones, TVs etc) dominates our bedrooms and pollutes our sleep. I struggle with this too. Sometimes I win, and admittedly, sometimes Netflix wins. But, hey, if we can’t get the electronics out of the bedroom, maybe one more device will save us! The alarm clock is a natural winner in this vein, as it is the guardian of our rest that has been ignored for so, so long. Note: I haven’t personally tested these devices, so these are not reviews so much as curated research and my thoughts on what makes them worth our while. Bedside Sleep Tracker calls itself a bedside sleep tracker. The alarm also sounds nice: 15 programmable tones that gently awaken you near your targeted time when you are in a light stage of sleep. Of course, my iPhone has some pretty nice wake up tones, too. Holi: The Smart Light Bulb. 3 Must See TED Talks on Lucid Dreaming. I can’t think of a easier way to introduce lucid dreaming—in all of its wonder, complexity and variety—than by watching these 3 inspiring TEDx talks.

3 Must See TED Talks on Lucid Dreaming

All told, we’re talking about 35 minutes. Enjoy. 1. Thomas Peisel. (12 minutes) First up, we have Thom Peisel at TEDxLowerEastSide in New York in late 2013. Peisel has an approachable style, a sense of adventure and an infectious optimism that makes for the perfect introduction into self-awareness in your dreams. 2. 3. Relax, Sleep, Energize. Brain-Controlled Wheelchair. Hello!

Brain-Controlled Wheelchair

A lot of people have written us saying they are building a Brain-Controlled Wheelchair, and that's great! We look forward to helping you get through the hard parts, but some of you won't need any help (maybe). What we want from you (all of you) are pictures! Or at least a message saying "Hey, we're doing it and we're in (location)" so we can get all excited. Thank you and Good Luck! This Instructable will show how to make a Brain-Controlled Electric Wheelchair, so that a person can become mobile without moving their body. This could be useful for people who are paralysed, and are unable to control parts of their body enough to physically activate the joystick of an electric wheelchair. The parts of this system include an electric wheelchair, a laptop computer, an Arduino, an interface circuit, an EEG headset, and a collection of ready-made and custom software. The interface circuit connects between the Arduino's digital pins and the joystick of the wheelchair.

A Novel Mu Rhythm-based Brain Computer Interface Design that uses a Programmable System on Chip. Squareeater - binaural beats and brainwave entrainment for the psychedelic mind. Brain.