Jarrod Gott

Jarrod Gott
Radboud University | RU · Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour

Master by Research (Neuroscience)

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Introduction
I am presently working as a researcher at the Donders Institute, Nijmegen, investigating the neural and psychological mechanisms that underpin metacognition in healthy, psychotic and altered conscious states. I am specifically interested in lucid dreaming, mind-wandering, imagination and hallucinosis as a continuous spectrum of phenomena, mediated by the maintenance of insight, control and other metacognitive features.

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Although hemispheric lateralization of creativity has been a longstanding topic of debate, the underlying neurocognitive mechanism remains poorly understood. Here we designed two types of novel stimuli—novel useful and novel useless, adapted from ‘familiar useful’ designs taken from daily life—to demonstrate how the left and right medial temporal l...
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Dreams take us to a different reality, a hallucinatory world that feels as real as any waking experience. These often-bizarre episodes are emblematic of human sleep but have yet to be adequately explained. Retrospective dream reports are subject to distortion and forgetting, presenting a fundamental challenge for neuroscientific studies of dreaming...
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Metacognitive reflections on one's current state of mind are largely absent during dreaming. Lucid dreaming as the exception to this rule is a rare phenomenon; however, its occurrence can be facilitated through cognitive training. A central idea of respective training strategies is to regularly question one's phenomenal experience: is the currently...
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Objective This article offers a philosophical thesis for psychiatric disorders that rests upon some simple truths about the mind and brain. Specifically, it asks whether the dual aspect monism—that emerges from sleep research and theoretical neurobiology—can be applied to pathophysiology and psychopathology in psychiatry. Methods Our starting poin...
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Lucid dreaming—the phenomenon of experiencing waking levels of self-reflection within one’s dreams—is associated with more wake-like levels of neural activation in prefrontal brain regions. In addition, alternating periods of wakefulness and sleep might increase the likelihood of experiencing a lucid dream. Here we investigate the association betwe...
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Ponto-Geniculo-Occipital (PGO) waves are biphasic field potentials identified in a range of mammalian species that are ubiquitous with sleep, but can also be identified in waking perception and eye movement. Their role in REM sleep and visual perception more broadly may constitute a promising avenue for further research, however what was once an ac...

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Elucidating neural mechanisms underlying dream lucidity. Developing and testing novel lucid dreaming induction strategies.