Visiting Research Fellow
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
My primary research focus is lucid dreaming. In a lucid dream, the dreamer realises that they are dreaming and can then explore and even control the dream. Lucid dreaming has a wide range of potential benefits and applications such as creative problem solving, treatment for recurrent nightmares and improvement of motor skills through rehearsal in the dream environment (e.g. for elite athletes or people recovering from physical trauma). However, there has been very little scientific exploration of the potential applications of lucid dreaming. The purpose of my research is to address this issue and develop reliable ways to induce lucid dreams. I have also conducted research to investigate whether mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation can help people feel more connected to humanity and to the natural world. More information about my research, including current experiments, can be found on my website: www.DrDenholmAspy.com
Year Citation 2020 Aspy, D. (2020). Findings From the International Lucid Dream Induction Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 12 pages.
2018 Aspy, D., Madden, N., & Delfabbro, P. (2018). Effects of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and a B Complex Preparation on Dreaming and Sleep. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 125(3), 451-462.
DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC3
2017 Aspy, D., & Proeve, M. (2017). Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation: Effects on Connectedness to Humanity and to the Natural World. Psychological Reports, 120(1), 102-117.
DOI Scopus23 WoS21 Europe PMC2
2017 Aspy, D., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M., & Mohr, P. (2017). Reality testing and the mnemonic induction of lucid dreams: Findings from the national Australian lucid dream induction study. Dreaming, 27(3), 206-231.
DOI Scopus17 WoS10
2016 Aspy, D. (2016). Is dream recall underestimated by retrospective measures and enhanced by keeping a logbook? An empirical investigation. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 181-203.
DOI Scopus7 WoS4 Europe PMC2
2015 Aspy, D., Delfabbro, P., & Proeve, M. (2015). Is dream recall underestimated by retrospective measures and enhanced by keeping a logbook? A review. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 364-374.
DOI Scopus11 WoS6 Europe PMC4
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