New sleep tracker allows scientists to manipulate dreams

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 11:49AM
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(Photo / 123rf)

New sleep tracker allows scientists to manipulate dreams

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 11:49AM

All people dream, but for many of us, those dreams vanish as soon as we wake up.

Now researchers claim they are able to manipulate people's dreams thanks to wearable technology.

A study saw researchers programme the wearable to detect when people fell into an REM type of sleep, and then they played specific cues in the room of the sleeper and found that the thing that they played became part of the dream that the person recalled when they woke up.

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss what this could mean for the future of sleep.

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