Equipment

an IBM PC based system, with photoelecric oculogyration detectors, motion/position detector, thermoelectric breath sensors and a microphone.

Consciousness, perception and body control in sleep

Study of sleep and dreaming seems to be a promising way towards the understanding of such intriguing phenomena, as human “consciousness” and “self awareness” – unlike in wakefulness, they can take up many different surprising shapes in sleep. Common opinion of sleep as a “state of unconsciousness” is, basically, incorrect – often consciousness can be retained in sleep; on the other hand, the feeling of “self awareness”, when experienced in a dream, can be utterly wrong.

Experiments with sleep

When the state of lucid dream with stable enough consciousness and bright picture is successfully achieved, it becomes possible to conduct some experiments. Here are some of the interesting reports, made by Gennady Troschenko: