A lucid dream is a hybrid state of consciousness during which the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming and can exercise volitional control over actions perceived in their mind. Neural pathways are intact during these dreams such that the conscious experience of practicing physical skills during a lucid dream can boost waking performance. Beyond physical skills, there have been anecdotal reports of physical healing achieved through lucid dreams and a recent research grant will allow the IONS team to explore this scientifically for the first time.
Healing Lucid Dream Pilot Study: Origins of IONS First Experiment on Dreams
Friday, January 29, 2021
11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific
This new study just getting under way aims to evaluate whether internally-generated intentions in a lucid dream can influence clinical outcomes, including at the physiological level. The team’s objective is to explore conscious awareness as a powerful untapped resource to improve health. In this free webinar, Szilard Koos will discuss his motivations for sponsoring the study, and IONS Scientist Dr. Garret Yount will share a preview of the study’s design and place the work in the context of prior research relevant to healing lucid dreams.
Garret Yount, PhD, is a Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. has a long-standing interest in developing methods and technologies for bridging molecular neurobiology with aspects of consciousness. His doctoral thesis work in Stony Brook focused on deciphering molecular links between brain activity and the regulation of neuropeptide gene expression. In 1997, Dr. Yount was among the first scientists to be awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health to study qigong and other healing modalities involving a purported human biofield. He began his formal studies in consciousness research with a small grant from the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1995, which allowed him to work with biofield practitioners and spiritual healers in the laboratory.
Constantine S. Koos is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, cryptocurrency investor, researcher and family man. After experiencing some health challenges, he embarked on a journey to better understand human health and happiness. During this journey he uncovered some amazing techniques and methods that he felt could easily change human health for the better and make people happier and more compassionate human beings. In order to reach large audiences with what he had found (believers and sceptics alike) he decided to scientifically prove and research some of these findings. Szilard’s ultimate goal is to help create a world where everyone is able to live in ease, joy, and be able to fully concentrate on positive evolution as souls and as a human species.