Zapping the Brain Could Help Tackle Scary Dreams

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  May 12, 2014 at 10:33 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Electric scalp stimulation may help control nightmares, especially among those who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, a new study found.

According to the researchers, stimulation can allow recognizing and controlling the dreams, which is a state of lucid dreaming.
 Zapping the Brain Could Help Tackle Scary Dreams
Zapping the Brain Could Help Tackle Scary Dreams

The scientists also found that applying appropriate amount of electric currents to a person's scalp, the sleeper can help manipulate their dream's plot and control their behaviour within the dream, the Guardian reported.

Professor J Allan Hobson, from Harvard Medical School said that it is amazing to see that scalp stimulation can influence the brain in such a way that the sleeper or the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming and can direct them according to their wishes.

Hobson further explained that the study can play a vital role in psychiatric research and he would be careful while interpreting the results because it can have direct significance in the treatment of medical illnesses, but it is definitely a step forward in understanding how the brain manages to hallucinate.

Source: ANI

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