Psychophysiologist Dr. Stephen La Berge joined his associate at the Lucidity Institute, Dominick Attisani, to discuss how science is researching consciousness via the laboratory of the mind and lucid dreaming.
La Berge defined a 'lucid dream' as simply a dream in which you know that your dreaming, and pointed out that anyone can learn to have lucid dreams. The place to start is with 'dream recall,' he explained, which is the ability remember your dreams. Attisani suggested an increased awareness of what we are doing, in our waking and dream lives, can help develop the ability to recognize when we are in a dream.
Attisani and La Berge enumerated some benefits/applications of lucid dreaming, including life rehearsal, tapping into creativity, overcoming nightmares and fears, increased mind/body connection, emotional healing, and just for the pure pleasure of controlling your dreams. The two also talked about the scientific evidence for lucid dreaming, as well as the connection between out-of-body experiences, lucid dreaming and death.
In the first hour, Art spoke with with investigative journalist Leslie Kean, who broke the Fife Symington / Phoenix Lights story.