Stephen LaBerge

Stephen LaBerge

Lucid Dream Researcher
Country: USA

Biography of Stephen LaBerge

Stephen LaBerge was born in 1947. At the age of 19, he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Arizona State University. He then enrolled in the graduate program at Stanford University, specializing in physics and chemistry. However, he did not complete this course and went on an academic leave in 1968. By that time, his scientific and research interests had shifted towards psychopharmacology, a branch of pharmacology that studies the effects of drugs on the central nervous system and their application in psychiatry.

In 1977, LaBerge returned to Stanford University to begin his research on human consciousness, particularly focusing on human sleep and dreaming. He obtained a PhD in psychophysiology in 1980. It was during this time that LaBerge conducted a series of experiments to prove that dreams can be consciously experienced. He discovered that eye movements during dreams corresponded to those in waking life. Based on these findings, LaBerge developed a system for communication between lucid dreams and reality, and he also developed and proposed the practice of lucid dreaming.

In 1987, LaBerge founded the Lucidity Institute, which aimed to study the possibilities of dream control. Currently, Stephen LaBerge is a well-known scientist in his field and a highly sought-after lecturer. He has delivered lectures at educational institutions such as the California Institute of Integral Studies and the University of San Francisco.

In addition to his work at the Lucidity Institute, LaBerge is a faculty member of the psychology department at Stanford University and serves as the coordinator of research programs. His books have been translated into multiple languages, including Russian. In Russia, his most popular works are "Lucid Dreaming" (1985) and "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming" (1990), co-authored with Howard Rheingold.

LaBerge and his colleagues at the Lucidity Institute have also developed unique devices for inducing lucid dreams, such as the "DreamLight" and "NovaDreamer." Currently, Stephen LaBerge continues to practice and research lucid dreaming.