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Dreaming may be altered by cerebral hemispheric disease. A woman who sustained a probable left posterior cerebral artery thrombosis, with right homonymous hemianopsia and alexia, had virtual cessation of dreaming for at least 9 months. Four individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy experienced recurrent painful (frightening) dreams, which in two patients… (More)
Seven patients who had become aphasic as a result of acute vascular lesions reported a loss of dreaming. The authors conclude that the dreaming process is affected when the left hemisphere neural systems related to waking language are impaired.
Through self-observation, the author estimated the interval between waking events and their incorporation into a dream. Most of the events had occurred the day of the dream, but some had occurred 3-4 days earlier.