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Neural correlates of lucid dreaming and comparisons with phenomenological aspects
University of Skövde, School of Bioscience.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research on the neural correlates of lucid dreaming has recently gained more underlying data. By exploring seven studies that investigated the neural basis of lucid dreaming, this essay sought to examine which neural correlates are associated with lucid dreaming and how proposed neural correlates relate to phenomenological aspects. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) was judged as the region most associated with lucid dreaming, in support of a DLPFC hypothesis. Support for reactivation of DLPFC in lucid dreaming consisted of data from electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and transcranial direct current stimulation. Phenomenological aspects associated with this region involved meta-awareness, working-memory, decision-making, and conscious perception. Other regions of interest were parietal areas, frontal areas, and precuneus. Data was not always compatible, implying need for further research. The possibility of further research was judged as promising, based on a recent study inducing lucid dreaming in a significant percent of its test subjects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Lucid dreaming, neural correlates, phenomenological aspects, non-lucid dreaming, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
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Neurosciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10236OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10236DiVA: diva2:767127
Subject / course
Cognitive Neuroscience
Educational program
Consciousness Studies - Philosophy and Neuropsychology
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Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2014-11-30 Last updated: 2015-01-07Bibliographically approved

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