I have a theory.
It's said that when someone experiences a lucid dream (awareness of dreaming and control of creation) , their logical systems become activated.
Perhaps playing a video game activates a lot of the same brain regions as dreaming. You also gotta use a lot of logic and imagination in gaming.
So the theory is that playing video games for extended periods of time may condition the brain (wire as such) so that dreaming is experienced with the
ability to remain logical (aware) .
slightly off topic, sorry:
I'm amazed that people have nightmares as adults. When I first learned that people couldn't control their dreams as well, I was baffled! I haven't
had a nightmare since I was real young. My logical capabilities are on 24/7.
[edit on 30-5-2010 by unityemissions]