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ScientificWorldJournal. 2001 May 11;1:211-2.

Finding the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. robert_stickgold@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

The scientific study of dreams has had a long but tortured history. While the discovery of REM sleep in 1953 and its strong correlation with dreaming led to a renewed hope that the study of dreaming could be moved to a solidly scientific and physiological base, such studies have provided only mixed success. In 1977, Hobson and McCarley proposed the activation-synthesis model for dream construction based on the physiological features of REM sleep, but since then the field has shown surprisingly little progress.

PMID:
12805675
PMCID:
PMC6084183
DOI:
10.1100/tsw.2001.38
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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