Dr Denholm Aspy
|Position||Visiting Research Fellow|
|Org Unit||School of Psychology|
|Mobile||+61 4 3112 4329|
My primary research focus is lucid dreaming. In a lucid dream, the dreamer realises that they are dreaming and can then explore and even control the dream. Lucid dreaming has a wide range of potential benefits and applications such as creative problem solving, treatment for nightmares and improvement of motor skills through rehearsal in the dream environment (e.g. for elite athletes or people recovering from physical trauma). However, there has been very little scientific exploration of the potential applications of lucid dreaming. The purpose of my research is to address this issue and develop reliable ways to induce lucid dreams. I have also conducted research to investigate whether mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation can help people feel more connected to humanity and to the natural world. More information about my research, including current experiments, can be found on my website: www.DrDenholmAspy.com
Aspy, D. J., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M. & Mohr, P. (2017). Reality testing and the mnemonic induction of lucid dreams: Findings from the National Australian Lucid Dream Induction Study. Dreaming, 27, 206-231.
Aspy, D. J., & Proeve, M. (2017). Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation: Effects on Connectedness to Humanity and to the Natural World. Psychological Reports, 120, 102-117.
Aspy, D. J. (2016). Is dream recall underestimated by retrospective measures and enhanced by keeping a logbook? An empirical investigation. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 181-203.
Aspy, D. J., Delfabbro, P., & Proeve, M. (2015). Is dream recall underestimated by retrospective measures and enhanced by keeping a logbook? A review. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 364-374.
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