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This last day of 2011 closes out a very busy year for me. I have three books which will be coming out in 2012 that I spent the year working on. Two are on video games and one on dreams. … Continue reading

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This is a paper to be presented at the annual Psiber Dreaming Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Sept. 2010 Video Game Play and Dreams: What are the Important Questions?   Jayne Gackenbach Grant MacEwan University … Continue reading

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The beauty of the film “Inception” by Christopher Nolan is that it supports public interest in dreams. Those of us in the dream community are all thrilled by its release and positive reception. You can find reviews and commentary from … Continue reading

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Video Game Players Currently or Formerly in the Military Researchers at Grant MacEwan University have been investigating the effects of video game play on various elements of consciousness. They have found that gamers have empowering dreams and experience the “reality” … Continue reading

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That the active brain creates phasic REM idea nicely supports our research on gaming and lucid dreaming. Gaming, which is very active mentally, before sleep might then create a more active brain in sleep. This is very broad and vague, … Continue reading

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An insightful reporter from Brazil just sent these questions to me to answer for an article he is writing and I thought I would post my answers as they are ones I often get and sometimes in the writing itself … Continue reading

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I have just about finished attending two gaming conferences, Games for Health and Canadian Game Studies. There are more and more gaming and related conferences occurring beyond GDC in San Francisco. The questions that have come up for me that … Continue reading

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I’ve been having a different media experience in that a story on livescience about my labs work on gaming, dream control and nightmares has gone viral (http://www.livescience.com/culture/video-games-control-dreams-100525.html). That’s nice but what is really meaningful is the letters I’ve been getting … Continue reading

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Video Game Play and Lucid Dreaming as Socially Constructed Meditative Absorption Jayne Gackenbach and Harry T. Hunt Grant MacEwan University, Brock University Absorption, fantasy play, lucid dreaming, and dream bizarreness/metaphority are psychological constructs. Their relation to gaming (Gackenbach, 2006; 2009; … Continue reading

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Not sure why but I guess a few folks have been reading this so let me put this out and ask for feedback from gamers preferably or those interested in gaming. I’m not really interested in getting into the does … Continue reading

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