Jesse speaks with Dr. Deirdre Barrett, Author, Psychologist and world-leading dream expert. Dr. Barrett shares with us the ins and outs of lucid dreaming – what lucidity is, how to achieve it, and how the ability can be used as part of our cognitive toolkits.
We’ll also hear about a newly developed early-detection method for Alzheimer’s disease, and find out why we should think twice before feeding children fast food.
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What are lucid dreams?
This Week in Neuroscience: New Non-Invasive Method For Alzheimer's Detection
iTunes Review thank-yous (and a little heads-up!)
The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls – now in paperback!
Introduction to Dr. Deirdre Barrett and lucid dreaming
Are there any ways of knowing – from a scientific perspective – if someone is lucid dreaming?
Why don't we move while we sleep?
What's going on in the brains of sleepwalkers?
How to use lucid dreaming as a cognitive tool
Do people ever get "stuck" in lucid dreams?
Techniques to achieve lucidity
Differences in dream-state abilities based on expertise in waking life
What are dreams like for people who are born blind vs those who go blind later in life?
More cues and "reality checks" to help you realize you're dreaming
Time perception within dreams and REM sleep cycles
Can lucid dreaming lose its appeal?
Commonalities in people who can reach lucidity easily
Technical ways to induce lucidity during sleep
Jesse's "reality check" method
Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: New Evidence That Fast Food Slows The Brain