Do the eyes scan dream images during rapid eye movement sleep? Evidence from the rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder model.

  title={Do the eyes scan dream images during rapid eye movement sleep? Evidence from the rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder model.},
  author={Laur{\`e}ne Leclair-Visonneau and Delphine Oudiette and Bertrand Gaymard and Smaranda Leu-Semenescu and Isabelle Arnulf},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={133 Pt 6},
Rapid eye movements and complex visual dreams are salient features of human rapid eye movement sleep. However, it remains to be elucidated whether the eyes scan dream images, despite studies that have retrospectively compared the direction of rapid eye movements to the dream recall recorded after having awakened the sleeper. We used the model of rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (when patients enact their dreams by persistence of muscle tone) to determine directly whether the eyes… 

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