Scientists read dreams

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Scientists read dreams

Brain scans during sleep can decode visual content of dreams.
19 October 2012
A team of researchers led by Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, used functional neuroimaging to scan the brains of three people as they slept, simultaneously recording their brain waves using electroencephalography (EEG).

Researchers in Japan can predict certain features of dreams by looking at the brain activity of sleeping volunteers.
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The researchers woke the participants whenever they detected the pattern of brain waves associated with sleep onset, asked them what they had just dreamed about, and then asked them to go back to sleep.
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About Tore Nielsen

Researcher at University of Montreal and Director of Dream & Nightmare Laboratory
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