Regularly occurring periods of eye motility, and concomitant phenomena, during sleep.

  title={Regularly occurring periods of eye motility, and concomitant phenomena, during sleep.},
  author={Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman},
  volume={118 3062},
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The fact that these eye movements, EEG pattern, and autonomic nervous system activity are signifi­ eantly related and do not occur randomly suggests that these physiological phenomena, and probably dreaming, are very likely all manifestations of a particular level of cortical activity which is en­ countered normally during sleep.

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