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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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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 23 2%
United Kingdom 7 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
France 6 <1%
Italy 4 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Portugal 4 <1%
Switzerland 3 <1%
Chile 3 <1%
Other 25 3%
Unknown 888 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 228 23%
Researcher 180 18%
Student > Master 135 14%
Student > Bachelor 127 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 53 5%
Other 178 18%
Unknown 73 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 215 22%
Neuroscience 205 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 193 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 92 9%
Engineering 42 4%
Other 105 11%
Unknown 122 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1322. 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 19 March 2021.
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#4,853
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Outputs from Nature Neuroscience
#12
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Outputs of similar age
#26
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#2
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