Never mind the Jose Canseco method for dream control. MIT researchers have successfully reached inside the brains of rats and manipulated their dreams using an audio cue conditioned into them during the previous day. It's a development that lends insight into the whole sleep/memory consolidation relationship.
We spend a third of our days asleep, and a good portion of the rest of them talking about it. We had a good night's sleep, a bad night's sleep, we stayed up too late, got up too early, now we're exhausted, last night we wrote a perfectly coherent essay in our sleep... well, maybe not. But Dr. John D. Quackenbos did, or so says a Popular Science article from 1919.
If you ever have trouble remembering your dreams, you’re certainly not alone. Our dreams are as elusive as the mechanisms behind them, few of which are understood completely. But Dr. Moran Cerf wants to develop a system capable of reading and recording your dreams electronically. Cue the “Inception” theme music.