Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Dreamers answered experimenters’ questions or solved simple math problems, showing that complex two-way communication between the dreaming and waking world is possible.
Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers

Dreamers answered experimenters’ questions or solved simple math problems, showing that complex two-way communication between the dreaming and waking world is possible.

Dreamers answered experimenters’ questions or solved simple math problems, showing that complex two-way communication between the dreaming and waking world is possible.

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What’s in a Dream
What’s in a Dream
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
See Reading Frames coauthor Robert Stickgold discuss the relationship between sleeping, dreaming, and memory.
Book Excerpt from <em>When Brains Dream</em>
Book Excerpt from When Brains Dream
Robert Stickgold, Antonio Zadra | Dec 1, 2020
Ferreting out the biological function of dreaming is a frontier in neuroscience.
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.
Opinion: The Biological Function of Dreams
Opinion: The Biological Function of Dreams
Robert Stickgold, Antonio Zadra | Dec 1, 2020
The scenarios that run through our sleeping brains may help us explore possible solutions to concerns from our waking lives.
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.
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Abby Olena | Sep 24, 2020
In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.
Poor Sleep Linked with Future Amyloid-&beta; Build Up
Poor Sleep Linked with Future Amyloid-β Build Up
Abby Olena | Sep 11, 2020
Accumulation of the protein was more likely to be found in the brains of people who slept less well years earlier, according to a new study.
Leader of Sleep Science William Dement Dies
Leader of Sleep Science William Dement Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2020
The Stanford University researcher charted the human sleep cycle and characterized numerous sleep disorders.