virtual dreamer

nextI have written extensively over the years about the process of falling asleep and have sorted my journal into four areas of interest.

The Secondary Visual Cortex and Sleep

"During dreaming, the primary visual cortex is inactive, while the secondary visual cortex remains active. This is similar to when subjects are asked to imagine a visual scene, and different from what happens when they are actually seeing the scene..."

Natalie Angier, author of "In the Dreamscape of Nightmares, Clues to Why We Dream at All" during a NPR interview on October 30th , 2007.

Interesting stuff.  I heard this interview today and was fascinated by how well Natalie's observations fit into the concept of 'Virtual Dreaming'.  By closing our eyes, relaxing, and visualizing a scenario we are simulating the dream experience as our secondary visual cortex remain active. This is similar to what occurs in the dream state. This is not a theory but fact.

What we do here is enhance the listener's ability to fall asleep through audio sleep-aids that utilize Alpha (relaxation) brainwave inducing sounds (ocean waves, thunderstorms, etc. ) with Theta (daydream) brainwave inducing visualization scenarios that, through the use of audio effects, place the listener in a virtually real environment. All the sleeper has to do is visualize. This also makes our recordings more potent with every listen. Why? Because when you already know the sequence of events that occur in a virtual dream your ability to anticipate the upcoming visualization is enhanced significantly.  You will find that by the third or forth listen your secondary visual cortex will be working almost independently of your conscious mind.

I have suffered from insomnia for over 25 years... and it works for me. This is why I can offer the money back guarantee. Give it a shot.  Relax and visualize. You might be surprised how well it works.

If you are interested in the theory of Virtual Dreaming here are some 'Sleep Thoughts' of note:

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