The Science of Lucid Dreaming

When I was about 12, I had a dream that children I didn’t know were chasing me and my friends around the YMCA’s playground. Normally, this dream would have been commonplace, except for a strange moment. I had just run up the jungle gym and was about to slide down, away from my pursuer, when I turned back to him and asked, “Why are you even chasing me?” He stopped, stared back into my eyes, and answered “I dunno – this is your dream after all!” In that moment, I had a short-lived realization that none of this scenario was real. Continue reading “The Science of Lucid Dreaming”

Brain Games at the 2015 Science Cocktail Party

Thank you to to everyone who came to the Illinois Science Council’s Science Cocktail party!

As you may have noticed, because we thought the food, drinks, music, raffle, and photo booth wouldn’t be enough, we provided you with a healthy dose of science as well, in the form of brain games.  What would a science cocktail party be without real, mind-blowing brain games ?  In case you missed some of the demos, or if you want to learn more about the science behind them, you can read about each one here: Continue reading “Brain Games at the 2015 Science Cocktail Party”