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Question about dream manipulation

  1. Apr 1, 2008 #1
    I m at loss where I would post this question but is there a way to manipulate a person's dreams etc using waves. You know where this might be going to.....
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  3. Apr 2, 2008 #2
    This is actually quite well studied in the mainstream, so look up "transcranial magnetic stimulation".
  4. Apr 2, 2008 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'm not quite clear on the limits of your question, but there is also the concept of lucid dreaming:


  5. Apr 3, 2008 #4
    So what would be the basis of Virtual reality simulation (without LCD screens etc) using these methods?
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    What methods are you referring to?
  7. Apr 4, 2008 #6
    the science fictional ones where a person's consciousness is placed into another world or place. Is it even possible?
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  8. Apr 4, 2008 #7


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    What part of science fiction is confusing you? :biggrin:
  9. Apr 5, 2008 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    This is not possible now, nor do we know if such a thing ever will be possible in practice or in principle.
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  11. Apr 15, 2008 #10
    You can never be placed where you don't want to go and your limits are only what you put upon yourself.
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