Functional neuroanatomy of human rapid-eye-movement sleep and dreaming

@article{Maquet1996FunctionalNO,
  title={Functional neuroanatomy of human rapid-eye-movement sleep and dreaming},
  author={Pierre Maquet and Jean-Marie Péters and Joel Aerts and Guy Delfiore and Christian Degueldre and Andr{\'e} Luxen and G. Franck},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={383},
  pages={163-166}
}
RAPID-EYE-MOVEMENT (REM) sleep is associated with intense neuronal activity, ocular saccades, muscular atonia and dreaming1,2. The function of REM sleep remains elusive and its neural correlates have not been characterized precisely in man. Here we use positron emission tomography and statistical parametric mapping to study the brain state associated with REM sleep in humans. We report a group study of seven subjects who maintained steady REM sleep during brain scanning and recalled dreams upon… 
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