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Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Philip Jaekl | Jul 17, 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.
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
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.
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.