For the scientific folks out there, here’s a recent study: A pilot investigation into brain-computer interface use during a lucid dream. It’s exciting to see the avenues of research currently underway. Thanks to Jordan Quaglia, Phd, for sending this along to me.
PS. This link is to a PDF doc. that will download when clicked.
A single-channel EEG like Neurosky Mindwave 2, rather than the 14-channel Emotiv EPOC+ headset as used in the study referenced, might be more affordable and much easier to use for most people.
Dr. Syed Anas Imtiaz (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/anas.imtiaz), an Imperial College London Research Fellow at the Wearable Technologies Lab in Circuits and Systems Research Group, has written many articles and a Ph.D. dissertation (https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk/bitstream/10044/1/29459/1/Imtiaz-SA-2016-PhD-Thesis.pdf) on single-channel EEG automatic sleep staging detection systems, that can even detect REM without an EOG (https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk:8443/handle/10044/1/18573). Hackers working on dream masks communicating on the web often seem to refer to his algorithms.
Interesting study, will be interesting to see where this goes. gerrino, I looked up Neurosky Mindwave2 and it is definitely more affordable at $100, but following the buy link resulted in “currently unavailable.” I think the Muse 2 could be a good option for some people – more expensive at $250, but on the other hand it has more sensors and has various meditation training applications available. Also the Muse 2 is what Alexandra Kitson is using for her LUCID LOOP project. (Side note: in the thread I just linked to Kitson was mentioned by Andrew as a possible Night Club guest, which I would love to see happen!)
This is the sort of thing where the West can really make a contribution. Thanks for the info and links. Induction is key, and this technology is exciting.