``Experiment to convey music from dreams to the real world'' was successful, and there is a possibility that music played in dreams can be distributed in real time

Some people may have had the disappointing experience of coming up with a really nice melody in a dream, only to forget it when they woke up. A new Russian startup, REMspace, has announced that it has succeeded in an ``experiment that conveys music from dreams to the real world in real time''. If this result is applied, it may be possible to broadcast music played in dreams in real time on the Internet or TV.

Real-time transferring of music from lucid dreams into reality by electromyography sensors.


That Song You Hear in Your Dream Can Be Brought Into The Real World : ScienceAlert

A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer is aware that ``this is a dream,'' and some people are able to change the dream situation to their liking. In some cases, lucid dreamers are able to move their eyeballs and some of their muscles while sleeping. Research on the method is underway.

Research is underway to send Morse code from dreams to the real world using eye movements - GIGAZINE

Of course, even though it is possible to move some of your muscles while having a lucid dream, you cannot physically strum a guitar or play a keyboard. Therefore, the REMspace research team devised a combination of hardware and software that decodes melodies by detecting 'slight movements of arm muscles.'

'Four lucid dreaming practitioners were trained to play musical rhythms by straining arm muscles equipped with electromyographic sensors,' the researchers wrote in a paper published by the research team. 'These volunteers were then asked to induce lucid dreams and repeat the task under polysomnography in the laboratory,' they wrote.

In fact, you can see how subjects who are lucid dreaming transmit music to the real world by watching the video below.

Transferring of music from lucid dreams into reality - YouTube

First, subjects practicing lucid dreaming had hardware attached to their bodies to measure electroencephalograms (EEG), electrooculograms (EOG), and electromyograms (EMG).

The subjects then trained to play music by moving their arm muscles in time with the rhythm.

Muscle movements are detected as electromyograms, and music can be transmitted by decoding this electromyogram.

What they played was the intro to Queen's '

We Will Rock You .' This part consists of a combination of two notes, so it is a relatively easy melody to play.

The subjects then entered a lucid dream and attempted to move their arm muscles to the intro to 'We Will Rock You' during the dream. As a result, three of the four subjects succeeded in playing the intro of 'We Will Rock You' from the electromyography of the arm, and the research team was able to listen to the decoded sound in real time. is. The research team claims that these melodies can be broadcast in real time through the Internet, TV, radio, etc.

Although this experiment only included a two-note rhythm, the research team believes that it may be possible to play more complex songs in the future. However, in order to put this method into practice, the person himself or herself must be lucid dreaming, so the hurdles to implementing it can be said to be relatively high.

Science media Science Alert says, ``Until this technology is further developed, if you want to remember the melody you heard in your dream, you'll have to open a recording app and hum the song as soon as you wake up. Research shows that there is ample potential in this area.'

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