Discrimination of sleep onset stages: behavioral responses and verbal reports.

  title={Discrimination of sleep onset stages: behavioral responses and verbal reports.},
  author={Edward Gibson and Frank V. Perry and D J Redington and Junichi Kamiya},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  volume={55 3 Pt 2},
In a descriptive experiment on discrimination five human subjects were studied during the transitional period of sleep onset. Subjects were aroused by an abrupt auditory stimulus, attempted to discriminate the pre-arousal stage by a behavioral response, and answered a series of standardized questions. These questions focused on specific characteristics of private experience associated with sleep onset. Of 180 awakenings, subjects correctly identified 109 sleep-onset stages. Subjects' answers… CONTINUE READING

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