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Gordon-Levitt studying dreams

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Jul 11, 2010 | 3:30pm EDT

The actor plays a man who helps steal secrets from dreamers' minds in the new movie, and began to take a serious interest in the subconscious after he was cast by director Christopher Nolan.

But the star admits he still struggles with his ongoing studies - because he always forgets what he dreamed after waking up.

He tells Britain's Live From Studio Five, "It did make me think more about my own dreams. I don't really remember my dreams and it's something I want to be able to do. Having worked on Inception, I did a bit of reading about the science of what's going on in the brain (while dreaming). I learned it is a skill you can acquire.

"One day I hope to be able to have a lucid dream, which is when you know that you are dreaming while you are dreaming and you can maybe kind of take control of it a little bit. I haven't gotten there yet but I'm working on it."

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