To Sleep, No Doubt to Dream. Kerry Ryffel and Emily Wild. Background. 1952: Eugene Aserinsky observed changes in eye movements as babies sleep Is faster eye movement associated with dreaming? Coauthor Nathaniel Kleitman joined expanded the study to include adults. Background Continued.
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To Sleep, No Doubt to Dream
Kerry Ryffel and Emily Wild
Is faster eye movement associated with dreaming?
Control recovery-the procedure was repeated, but subjects were awakened after a dream ended.
Eliminated the possibility that effects were due to being awakened several times in the night.
As study progressed, subjects dreamt more often.
Increase in dreaming time during recovery nights
Anxiety, difficulty concentrating, weight gain
Brain attempts to make up for lost dream time-REM rebound effect
Drugs/alcohol suppress REM
Research with its origins in this study suggest that there is a greater synthesis of proteins during REM