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Lucid Dreaming and 3D Gaming

Discussion in 'Game It Up' started by analog1961, Apr 17, 2017.

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    analog1961

    analog1961 Member

    This probably isn't the place for lucid dreaming solely so I thought I'd ask if anyone is a frequent lucid dreamer and are the subjective impressions of flow in a 3D game similar to the altered state in lucid dreaming. Superficially immersion in a 3D photo-realistic space is similar to immersion in dreams. A feeling similar to observing thoughts in meditation is present when the shift from dreams to awareness occurs. Of course the agent lost in a game can transcend the game easily but there is a shift to an observer like in meditation or dreaming consciously. I dreamed a plant was stolen at harvest time last night and the fear or anger triggered a lucid state and I forced myself awake. Do heavy photo-realistic game players experience lucidity more frequently?
     
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    MasterpieceNutes

    MasterpieceNutes Active Member

    If you get video game flashbacks at night, I would agree that it's certainly another entry way into the world of lucid dreaming.. But not the best.

    You're basically getting a ton of repetitive sensory overflow, distinct from other days, and you will adapt to that environment the longer you play. That it's invading your dreams is a pretty sure sign of your adaptive processing abilities going 'full steam'.

    The cool side-effect of this uncomfortable feeling is a trigger of the fact that you are in a dream.

    Play a new game for 12 hours straight for a couple days and you'll trigger this 'phenomenon': A lot of video gamers are familiar with this.

    However, the LUCIDITY of a dream isn't recognizing or remembering that you are in a dream state, but your ability to manipulate it. You're just getting the 'trigger', which is usually rather uncomfortable enough to snap some extra senses into the mix..
     
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    analog1961

    analog1961 Member

    I've never had 3D games trigger lucid dreaming. I saw the talking point about the possible connection between active 3D game playing and lucid dreaming in an article and thought I'd bring it up. If I achieve a lucid state I'll usually choose to fly over natural landscapes. I've been able to more directly mold my environment like being a director and actor simultaneously. It's more difficult than flying though which feels somehow natural.
     

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