REM sleep and dreaming: towards a theory of protoconsciousness

  title={REM sleep and dreaming: towards a theory of protoconsciousness},
  author={J. Hobson},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • J. Hobson
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Dreaming has fascinated and mystified humankind for ages: the bizarre and evanescent qualities of dreams have invited boundless speculation about their origin, meaning and purpose. For most of the twentieth century, scientific dream theories were mainly psychological. Since the discovery of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the neural underpinnings of dreaming have become increasingly well understood, and it is now possible to complement the details of these brain mechanisms with a theory of… CONTINUE READING
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