Dream mechanisms: Is REM sleep indispensable for dreaming?

@article{Takeuchi2005DreamMI,
  title={Dream mechanisms: Is REM sleep indispensable for dreaming?},
  author={T. Takeuchi},
  journal={Sleep and Biological Rhythms},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={56-63}
}
  • T. Takeuchi
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Sleep and Biological Rhythms
This article aims to overview briefly major arguments about dream generation from the point of view of the pros and cons of the main thesis that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is indispensable for dreaming. The methodological issues observed in empirical dream research are also discussed. The evidence, as seen in phenomenological corroboration and anatomical and neurocognitive findings specific to REM sleep, appears to support the contribution of REM mechanisms to dream experiences. As a… Expand
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