Category Archives: DNL publications

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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