The Israeli Scientist Exploring the Dark Side of Lucid Dreams

Sophisticated techniques and devices may allow us to dream while remaining conscious – but they could be dangerous, an Israeli researcher warns

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Dani Bar On
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Daniel Erlacher’s eyes gleam. Imagine that you can fly, he says with excitement. “You can fly around. Do things that are impossible when you’re awake.” In a dream, you have the same possibilities you have during wakefulness, you’re using the same brain – but without the constraints of reality, he explains. “For me, it’s amazing.”

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