Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88
Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88
He famously contradicted Sigmund Freud’s views on the meaning of dreams.
Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88
Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88

He famously contradicted Sigmund Freud’s views on the meaning of dreams.

He famously contradicted Sigmund Freud’s views on the meaning of dreams.

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Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
Dreamers answered experimenters’ questions or solved simple math problems, showing that complex two-way communication between the dreaming and waking world is possible.
Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams
Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2020
Researchers are experimenting with a variety of tools, from brain stimulation to audiovisual equipment, to try to take control of the sleeping brain.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2020
Technologies such as noninvasive brain stimulation and virtual reality gaming offer insights into how dreams arise and what functions they might serve.
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Phil Jaekl | Jul 16, 2017
New methods could propel investigation of neural “PGO” wave patterns that may underlie critical aspects of visual experience, dreaming, and even psychosis.
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 10, 2017
By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.
In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams
David Gelernter | Mar 1, 2016
Understanding the sleeping brain may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the human mind.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Perchance to Dream
Perchance to Dream
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage
Eyes Track Dream Scenes
Eyes Track Dream Scenes
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2015
In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Decoding Dreams
Decoding Dreams
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2013
Researchers learn to predict visual imagery in dreams based on functional MRI scans of brain activity during sleep.