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Morrison (2013): Coming to Grips with REM Sleep in the 1960s

Morrison_JHN_1-16_2013_REM-historical Coming to Grips with a “New” State of Consciousness: The Study of Rapid-Eye-Movement Sleep in the 1960s ADRIAN R. MORRISON The recognition of rapid-eye-movement sleep (REM) and its association with dreaming in 1953 by Aserinsky and Kleitman opened a new world … Continue reading

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Saletin (2013): Brain correlates of sleep oscillations

Saletin_NI_83_658-668_2013_spindles-brain-correlates Structural brain correlates of human sleep oscillations Sleep is strongly conserved within species, yet marked and perplexing inter-individual differences in sleep physiology are observed. Combining EEG sleep recordings and high-resolution structural brain imaging, here we demonstrate that the morphology of the … 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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Duval, McDuff & Zadra (2013)

Nightmare Frequency, Nightmare Distress, and Psychopathology in Female Victims of Childhood Maltreatment Duval_JNMD_201_767-772_2013_NM-sex-abuse

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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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Russell Foster: Why do we sleep? | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/talks/russell_foster_why_do_we_sleep.html

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Useful guidelines for PSG studies

If ever you need basic guidelines or information for PSG recordings in sleep studies, this paper has lots of useful information, e.g., definitions of microstructural events (spindles, K-complexes, etc), calculations of sleep architectural variable… Continue reading

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Simard (2013) Infant attachment, sleep, actigraphy

Infant Attachment and Toddlers’ Sleep Assessed by MaternalReports and Actigraphy: Different Measurement Methods YieldDifferent RelationsValerie Simard,1 PHD, Annie Bernier,2 PHD, Marie-Eve Belanger,2 BSC, and Julie Carrier,2,3 PHDReceived June 5, … Continue reading

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