MIT Develops Sleep-Tracking Device That Alters Dreams to Boost Creativity

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Scientists from MIT have found a way to implant ideas on the minds of people as they fall asleep to create bizarre and abstract dreams. The researchers used the targeted dream incubation to guide people’s dreams towards particular themes by repeating information during the first stage of sleep. That stage is called hypnagogia, which is responsible for dreams about psychedelic phenomena. 

The technology consists of a wrist-worn electronic device that tracks sleep, called Dormio, connected to an app that delivers audio prompts during hypnagogia.

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MIT Developed Sleep-Tracking Device That Alters Dreams to Boost Creativity
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The glove, named the Dormio, records users as they begin dreaming before falling fully asleep – a state known as hypnagogia.
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