The single-mindedness and isolation of dreams.

@article{Rechtschaffen1978TheSA,
  title={The single-mindedness and isolation of dreams.},
  author={Allan Rechtschaffen},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1978},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          97-109
        }
}
Dreams are descirbed as "single-minded," meaning that they tend to be unaccompanied by other, simultaneous streams of thought and imagery. Four manifestations of single-mindedness are discussed: (1) the absence of a reflective awareness that one is dreaming while the dream is in progress; (2) the absence of alternative images and thoughts while attending to the primary dream content; (3) the tendency for dream content to stay on a single thematic track; (4) the absence of a set to remember the… Expand
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