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Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

Can playing videogames train you as a lucid dreamer? Psychologist Jayne Gackenbach thinks so, according to work she presented at this week's Games for Health Conference in Boston. For several years, Gackenbach, a researcher at Grant MacEwan University, studied similarities in skills between gamers and individuals who have learned to control their dreams. She also looked at how videogame-play seemed to affect nightmares.

via www.boingboing.net

Interesting idea. It seems almost inescapable to me that spending so much of our time in simulated combat is having an effect. We're like a willing legion of volunteers in a vast psychological experiment…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/wulfishmojo Wulfishmojo

    Interesting. I never really have lucid dreams and I’m a lifelong gamer, but I DO regularly have Warcraft dreams!

  • http://www.ectmmo.com/ kaozz

    Thanks for sharing that, kind of interesting.