Scientists control the dreams of rats — your brains are next, people!9/4/2012
If you’re easily freaked out by dream interpretation and/or the movie "Inception," don’t volunteer for any MIT case studies. Neuroscientists there have figured out a way to manipulate the dreams of rats by replaying audio cues that the sleeping rodents originally heard while running through a maze. Neural activity indicates that the rats dream about the part of the maze they were running through when they first heard the cues. This "dream engineering" not only sheds light on how the brain stores memory — it could also lead to future cognitive-behavioral therapy for humans. As long as lab coats can ensure we finally remember that elusive junior high school locker combination, we’re all for it. [Source]
How would you feel about your dreams being engineered?