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Vice visits the Dream & Nightmare Lab

video interview (en francais) with Claudia Picard-Deland (4:58): https://video.vice.com/fr_ca/video/ce-laboratoire-veut-nous-aider-a-apprendre-en-dormant/5a662e67177dd41ab614b671?ref=vice    

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Microdream neurophenomenology | Neuroscience of Consciousness 

Source: Microdream neurophenomenology | Neuroscience of Consciousness | Oxford Academic pdf: Nielsen 2017 Microdreaming Tore Nielsen* Dream & Nightmare Laboratory, Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine, Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal and Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal, Canada Abstract Nightly … Continue reading

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Asleep in cyberspace? Investigation of the dreamlike nature of virtual reality

pdf: nielsen_1995_asleep-in-cyberspace-4cyberconf Tore Nielsen, Tom M. Cervenka, & Russell Powell Paper presented at: 4CYBERCONF – The Fourth International Conference on Cyberspace, May, 1995, Banff, Alberta Summary As arousing as cyberspace may appear, many of its experiential qualities suggest that it is a dreamlike state. … Continue reading

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Solomonova E. & Sha X. W. (2016) Exploring the Depth of Dream Experience: The Enactive Framework and Methods for Neurophenomenological Research. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 407–416

Source: Solomonova E. & Sha X. W. (2016) Exploring the Depth of Dream Experience: The Enactive Framework and Methods for Neurophenomenological Research. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 407–416 with commentaries and author replies. pdf: Solomonova_CF_11_402-447_2016_D-neurophen-methods

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What’s Behind Your Recurring Dreams | Michelle Carr in Psychology Today

What’s Behind Your Recurring Dreams | Psychology Today. Dream Factory Deconstructing the sleeping brain by Michelle Carr What’s Behind Your Recurring Dreams Why dreams generated by long-ago stress can keep coming back. Published on November 13, 2014 by Michelle Carr … Continue reading

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7 Bizarre (But Common) Pregnancy Dreams, And What They Really Mean

7 Bizarre (But Common) Pregnancy Dreams, And What They Really Mean. If your dreams have become particularly offbeat since you found out you were pregnant, know you’re not the only one. Many pregnancy dreams are as weird as yours, and … Continue reading

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Cauchemars: enfin expliqués !

Science et Vie July 2014 (large file: please wait for it to load…)

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Solomonova et al (2014): Neurophenomenology of dreaming commentary

PDF: Solomonova_FiHN_8_1-3_2014_Methodological-considerations Methodological considerations for the neurophenomenology of dreaming: commentary on Windt’s “Reporting dream experience” Elizaveta Solomonova, Kieran C. R. Fox and Tore Nielsen A commentary on “Reporting dream experience: why (not) to be skeptical about dream reports” by Windt, J. … Continue reading

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Nielsen (2013): Comment on Llewellyn BBS target article

PDF: Nielsen_BBS_36_624-625_2013_The-method-of-loci The method of loci (MoL) and memory consolidation: Dreaming is not MoL-like Abstract: Certain method of loci (MoL) prerequisites – familiar, coherently ordered locations – should appear during dreaming if the latter is, in fact, elaborative memory encoding as hypothesized … Continue reading

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Llewellyn (2013): Such stuff as dreams are made on?

PDF: Llewellyn_BBS_36_589-659_2013_Such-stuff-as-dreams Such stuff as dreams are made on? Elaborative encoding, the ancient art of memory, and the hippocampus BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES (2013) 36, 589–659 Abstract: This article argues that rapid eye movement (REM) dreaming is elaborative encoding for episodic memories. Elaborative encoding in … Continue reading

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Godin et al (2013): Alexithymia associated with nightmare distress in idiopathic RBD

PDF: Godin_S_36_1957-1962_2013_RBD-NM-Alexithymia Isabelle Godin, BA1,2; Jaques Montplaisir, MD, PhD1,4; Jean-François Gagnon, PhD1,3; Tore Nielsen, PhD1,4 Study Objectives: Idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) is characterized by atypical REM sleep motor activity, vivid dreams and nightmares, and dream-enacting behaviors that can result in … Continue reading

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Nielsen & Kuiken (2013) just published

Nielsen_CC_22_975-986_2013_Relationships-between-non-pathological-dream-enactment-and-mirror Dream-enacting behaviors (DEBs) are behavioral expressions of forceful dream images often occurring during sleep-to-wakefulness transitions. We propose that DEBs reflect brain activity underlying social cognition, in particular, motor-affective resonance generated by the mirror neuron system. We developed a Mirror Behavior Questionnaire (MBQ) … Continue reading

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Nielsen, Powell & Kuiken (2013) just published

Nielsen_CC_22_1181-1188_2013_Nightmare-frequency-is-related-to-a-propensity We previously reported that college students who indicated engaging in frequent dreamenacting behaviors also scored high on a new measure of mirror behaviors, which is the propensity to imitate another person’s emotions or actions. Since dream-enacting behaviors are frequently the culmination of … Continue reading

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Lara-Carrasco, et al (2013): Maternal representations in the dreams of pregnant women

Maternal representations in the dreams of pregnant women: a prospective comparative study Jessica Lara-Carrasco1,2, Valérie Simard3, Kadia Saint-Onge1,2, Vickie Lamoureux-Tremblay1,2 and Tore Nielsen1,4* Lara-Carrasco_FiP_4_1-13_2013_Maternal-representations.pdf

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