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Induction of self awareness in dreams through frontal low current stimulation of gamma activity

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Neuroscience, May 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 4,519)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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79 news outlets
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32 blogs
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559 tweeters
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25 Facebook pages
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26 Google+ users
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9 Redditors
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940 Mendeley
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7 CiteULike
Title
Induction of self awareness in dreams through frontal low current stimulation of gamma activity
Published in
Nature Neuroscience, May 2014
DOI 10.1038/nn.3719
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Authors

Ursula Voss, Romain Holzmann, Allan Hobson, Walter Paulus, Judith Koppehele-Gossel, Ansgar Klimke, Michael A Nitsche

Abstract

Recent findings link fronto-temporal gamma electroencephalographic (EEG) activity to conscious awareness in dreams, but a causal relationship has not yet been established. We found that current stimulation in the lower gamma band during REM sleep influences ongoing brain activity and induces self-reflective awareness in dreams. Other stimulation frequencies were not effective, suggesting that higher order consciousness is indeed related to synchronous oscillations around 25 and 40 Hz.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 24 3%
United Kingdom 7 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
France 6 <1%
Italy 4 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Chile 4 <1%
Portugal 4 <1%
Switzerland 3 <1%
Other 25 3%
Unknown 852 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 226 24%
Researcher 175 19%
Student > Master 135 14%
Student > Bachelor 123 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 52 6%
Other 172 18%
Unknown 57 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 215 23%
Neuroscience 194 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 192 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 88 9%
Engineering 40 4%
Other 105 11%
Unknown 106 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1317. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 May 2020.
All research outputs
#3,109
of 15,132,677 outputs
Outputs from Nature Neuroscience
#9
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Outputs of similar age
#23
of 190,741 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Neuroscience
#1
of 69 outputs
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