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The (gamma) power to control our dreams

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Stimulating the brain in the gamma frequency range, which is the frequency band most often associated with conscious awareness in the awake state, boosts the ability to engage in lucid dreaming during REM sleep.

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Figure 1: Brain stimulation in the gamma frequency range during REM sleep enhances lucid dreaming.

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Payne, J. The (gamma) power to control our dreams. Nat Neurosci 17, 753–755 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3727

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