WHAT DO LUCID DREAMS FEEL LIKE? HOW REALISTIC ARE THEY?

In a lucid dream everything you see, hear, feel, taste and even smell seems absolutely real.

It can even seem more vivid and colorful than reality.

If you try to taste something in a lucid dream, it may not have exactly the same taste it has in real life, but the sensation of eating something and the taste and smell will be very realistic.

Some people on a diet use this phenomenon of lucid dreams to enjoy eating everything they want without feeling guilty about it.

If you like chocolate cake, but can’t afford eating it in real life, why don’t you just wait till nighttime and eat as much as you want in a lucid dream?

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Many lucid dreamers report that lucid dreams are hyper-realistic. This phenomenon has a scientific explanation.

While dreaming, several areas of the brain - for instance, parts of the visual cortex, which is responsible for what and how we see - are more active than during the awake state.

That is why the picture we see in a lucid dream would be brighter and more colorful, compared with the awake state.

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