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Hearne, Keith

Category: Scientist

The first laboratory evidence of lucid dreaming using machines  was produced in the late 1970s by British parapsychologist Keith Hearne.

Alan Worsley

A volunteer named Alan Worsley used eye movement to signal the onset of lucidity, which were recorded by a polysomnograph machine. 

Psychologist Dr Hearne’s original sleep-lab records and ‘dream-  machine’ are on permanent display at the SCIENCE MUSEUM in London

His original thesis was called Hearne, K. M. T. (1978) Lucid-dreams: an electrophysiological and psychological study. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool (UK). Submitted May, 1978 and it can be downloaded on


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