Micro-Dream Visions


This current experiment explores the creative subconscious imagination and hypnapompic visions as a technique to broaden creative thinking.


With respect to artists' -and all imaginations'- freedom to explore their creativity, this hypothesis is one way to channel more insightful thoughts from the subconscious [1] [2]


While going to sleep, envisioning a "creative process" can produce a hypnagogic vision of how to use existing skills and styles in new ways.  [3] [4] [5] 



[1] “Where Creativity Resides: The Generative Power of Unconscious Thought” by Ap Dijksterhuis & Teun Meurs, Social Psychology Program, University of Amsterdam 2004

[2] “Think Different: The Merits of Unconscious Thought in Preference Development and Decision Making” by Ap Dijksterhuis University of Amsterdam. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Copyright 2004 by the American Psychological Association 2004, Vol. 87, No. 5, 586–598

[3] “Dormio: Interfacing With Dreams for Creativity” by Grover, Horowitz, and Reynolds-Cuellar, et. al. MIT.  J.4 Social and Behavioral Sciences: Psychology 2018

[4] “A Self-Observational Study of Spontaneous Hypnagogic Imagery Using the Upright Napping Procedure” by Tore A. Nielsen Ph.D University of Montreal, Canada

[5] “Wakeful Sleep: Hypnagogia” by Gary Lachman Published 2002 by Fortean Times