Metacognitive Mechanisms Underlying Lucid Dreaming

Elisa Filevich, Martin Dresler, Timothy R. Brick and Simone Kühn
Journal of Neuroscience 21 January 2015, 35 (3) 1082-1088;



Lucid dreaming is a state of awareness that one is dreaming, without leaving the sleep state. Dream reports show that self-reflection and volitional control are more pronounced in lucid compared with nonlucid dreams. Mostly on these grounds, lucid dreaming has been associated with metacognition. However, the link to lucid dreaming at the neural level has not yet been explored. We sought for relationships between the neural correlates of lucid dreaming and thought monitoring. […]

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