Results of performing of eight lucid dream deepening techniques by practitioners and R analysis script
Results of performing of eight techniques for increasing perception vividness, or deepening techniques (DTs) in lucid dreams (LDs) by practitioners from December 23, 2018, to November 11, 2022. Experimental task Each DT corresponded to a specific task. Volunteers could participate in one or more tasks. A separate LD experience was required to perform each DT. Participants were instructed to initiate LD by any method and immediately perform a DT corresponding to the task without using other techniques that could affect perception vividness. Then, participants were to pay attention to how perception vividness changed. Regardless of the result, participants were allowed to perform each experiment only once before submitting their reports on the website. Also each participant reported which LD induction method they used, all the LD events, the LD termination type, and the number of LDs experienced in their lifetime. Tested DTs This study compared eight DTs: imagining wakefulness, spinning, falling upside down, warming up, verbal command, vibrations, obscene expressions, and palpation. For each DT, except for palpation, tasks were provided in Russian. For palpation DT, the task was presented in English. Statistical analysis Eight DTs correspond to the five principles on which they are based (DT types): sensory, motor, vestibular, emotional, and suggestion types. Sensory - palpation, vibration; Motor - warming up; Vestibular - falling upside down, spinning; Emotional - obscene expressions; Suggestion - imagining wakefulness, verbal command; Rows: 1) DT name - imagining wakefulness, spinning, falling upside down, warming up, verbal command, vibrations, obscene expressions, palpation; 2) DT type - sensory, motor, vestibular, emotional, suggestion; 3) Status yes/no (did the technique lead to an increase in perception vividness in LD) - yes, no, n/a (other or unclear); 4) Status (specific result of DT performing) - same (real) (perception vividness remained at a high level), worked (perception vividness increased without exceeding that experienced during wakefulness), hyper (DT led to perception vividness exceeding that experienced during wakefulness), foul (LD termination), decrease (decrease in perception vividness), same (low) (perception vividness remained at a low level), n/a (other or unclear); 5) Gender (practitioner's gender) - m, w; 6) LDs number (the number of LDs in a practitioner's lifetime) - 1(<4), 2(4-10), 3(11-30), 4(31-100), 5(101-500), 6(>500); 7) Method (LD induction method) - indirect (upon awakening), direct (without sleeping, upon falling asleep, or immediately after falling asleep), ld (becoming conscious during a dream), n/a (other or unclear); 8) End (LD termination type) - force (unintentional natural awakening), dream (unintentionally falling asleep or getting lost in a dream plot), outer (awakening due to external factors), self (intentional awakening), fake (unrecognized false awakening), n/a (other or unclear).
Steps to reproduce
A general data table called "Results of performing of eight lucid dream deepening techniques by practitioners, 2018-2022" has been converted into a text document called "deeper" that can be applied in R analysis script. The column headings and values in the tables are related as follows: User ID - user_id; Experience ID - experinece_id; DT name - DT_name; DT type - DT_type; Status yes/no - STATUS_yes_no (yes = 1, no = 0, n/a = N/A); Status - STATUS (foul = 1, decrease = 2, same (low) = 3, same (real) = 4, worked = 5, hyper = 6, n/a = N/A); Gender - SEX; LDs number - PHASE (1(<4) = 1, 2(4-10) = 2, 3(11-30) = 3, 4(31-100) = 4, 5(101-500) = 5, 6(>500) = 6, n/a = N/A); Method - METHOD (n/a = N/A); End - END (n/a = N/A).