Towards Engineering Dreams

Carr, Michelle, Adam Haar Horowitz, Judith Amores, and Pattie Maes. "Towards engineering dreams." (2020).


It is a proposal both magnetic and unlikely: Can we really engineer dreams, these internal worlds that feel so fundamentally out of our control? The incubation of specific dream content has fascinated people for millennia, from Ancient Egyptian spiritual practices to contemporary treatments for post-traumatic nightmares, yet reliable techniques have proven elusive. This Special Issue outlines a series of novel technological protocols designed to test the degree to which we can direct dream content, and to reveal the ways in which nightly dreams contribute to waking cognition

Additional Author: Michelle Carr

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