Jayne Gackenbach is a writer and dream researcher whose focus is lucid dreaming and other altered states of consciousness. She was trained as an experimental psychologist (PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1978) and went on to research at the University of Northern Iowa for eleven years before immigrating to Canada. She currently teaches full time at Grant MacEwan University and part time at Athabasca University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is also an adjunct faculty member with Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center. She is the author of several books on dreaming and the Internet. Her most recent research interest is in video-game players and the development of consciousness.