Jayne Gackenbach, a psychologist at Canada's Grant MacEwan University, suggests that playing video games may increase one's ability to control their dreams and combat nightmares. She elaborates: "Gamers are used to controlling their game environments, so that can translate into dreams."
Parallels were also found between gamers and lucid dreamers, both showing the same results in cerebral exercises. Gackenbach believes her work may help soldiers struggling with PSTD, providing not only mental and emotional release, but the in-dream awareness to fight latent trauma.
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