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Richard Wiseman wants to study your dreams then alter them with new Dream:On app for iOS

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Richard Wiseman wants to study your dreams then alter them with new Dream:On app for iOS
You are getting very sleepy. You turn in for the night, and place your iPhone at your bedside, running the new Dream:On app. You slowly dose off, and your iPhone suddenly springs to life. It listens until you're fully asleep, and then begins to play soundscapes that will create dreams of pleasant scenes of walking through a forest, or laying on a beach relaxing. Once the dream finishes, you awake to the app producing a gentle alarm to wake you. Once awake, the creator of the app asks you to give a description of the dream and the feedback is uploaded to his "dream catcher" database.

While the science behind the project is questionable, as many as 10,000 participants are expected to join in and contribute to the database of dream feedback.

App creator Richard Wiseman posted this interesting explanation video of the app and its intended results...



Call us skeptical, but whenever a psychologist's bio includes "Magician who went on to become a doctor," it raises serious questions as to the legitimacy of the science. 

We'll continue to monitor Wiseman's progress and study results if and when they're published, but don't say we didn't warn you if you dream of a marshmallow wonderland and wake up with a mouthful of feathers and hole in your pillow.
 
The Dream:On app is available now for free in the App Store

source: Dream:On App Official Site

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posted on 13 Apr 2012, 19:25

4. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


How did the iPhone end up in this comment? I don't see a single reference, direct or indirect to the phone in the document..

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 20:25 4

5. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


"place your iPhone at your bedside, running the new Dream:On app. You slowly dose off, and your iPhone suddenly springs to life"

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 16:44 1

6. cellphonejunky (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


of course its available for iphones, they targated a demograph that already admits they do what they're told.
"go to sleep, go to sleep, now apple will teach you how to dream"
it's not bad enough they control their users when their awake, now apple can finally control their dreams.
"pssst, while your sleeping, buy another iphone, you'll find a use for it, just buy it first"

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 22:04

7. mimshow (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Richard Wiseman is well known in the skeptical community for his criticism of all sorts of 'woo', particularly parapsychology. Many magicians are true skeptics. Look and James Randi, Banachek, Penn Jillette, etc. I would trust a true skeptic like Wiseman to run such a study, and I started the Dream:on app last night. I would trust him to run a good, rigorous experiment and report the results objectively. Much more trustworthy than charlatans like Jean Houston.

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