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It’s not uncommon in lockdown conversations to friends and family for the topic of weird and vivid dreams to come up. But wouldn’t it be great to impress everyone in your Zoom socials with a bit of knowledge about these lucid dreams. Well, thanks to Life Science Centre’s latest Virtual Science Speakeasy, on Thursday 11th June (8:30-9:45pm) entitled ‘Lucid dreaming in lockdown: sweet dreams are made of this?’ you’ll be informed enough to do just that.

The panel of experts ready to debate any controversial topics includes Professor Jason Ellis, Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, and Alice Robb, a science journalist and author of Why we dream, who became hooked on lucid dreaming during an archaeology research trip to Peru.

They’ll be talking about the sleep science that demonstrates that lucid dreams can be helpful in reducing anxiety, what happens when the division between reality and fantasy is blurred, the ethical issues behind taking prescription drugs to induce lucid dreams, as well as answering any questions you may have.

It’s a free event, but pre-registration is required. To do that click here.

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