New iPhone app can influence your dreams!

///New iPhone app can influence your dreams!

dream:On iPhone applicationBritish psychologist carries out a mass participation experiment in order to verify whether an application for smartphones with the name Dream:On can positively influence human dreams.

The application is developed by a scientific team led by Richard Wiseman, professor at the University of Hertfordshire. It is considered to monitor and record sleep patterns, eventually producing a particular sound when a sleeping person sees a dream.

An iPhone with the Dream:On application is positioned next to bed before the user is going to bed. Firstly the application records the movements of the user and when he passes into the REM sleep stage (dream stage), the mobile plays a soothing piece of music.

The sound is considered to unconsciously create a sense of pleasant experiences for the sleeping person: it makes him feel lying on the beach, flying or walking through the forest.

When the person leaves the REM sleep stage, the application generates an alarm sound so that the user wakes up and describes his dream into a “dreamcatcher-database”. Dreams can be instantly shared on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Professor Wiseman and his team expect thousands of entries. So far, the application is free and can be downloaded for iPhone and iPad from the Apple official site. A version for other smartphones will be released later this year.

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Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.

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By | 2017-01-13T21:56:12+00:00 April 25th, 2012|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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  1. daniel55645 May 13, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    downloading right now to try it out. can’t wait to see how well it works. wish there was one for nightmares to be honest. I think having nightmares might help us conquer fears sometimes.

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New iPhone app can influence your dreams!