Sleep and Dreaming

  • Jacob Empson


Sleep research has been one of the success stories of EEG. The techniques developed to record and score EEG sleep states have found applications in psychiatry, neurology, animal behaviour and human physiology, as well as in psychology itself. The implications of the findings from EEG studies of sleep have vitally affected theory and research in all these disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of most of the work on sleep, there will be sections of this chapter which do not directly discuss EEG work but are essential for an understanding of sleep research in general, and of the contribution that electro-encephalography has made to it.


Slow Wave Sleep Paradoxical Sleep Dream Content Sleep Mechanism Recovery Night 
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© J. A. C. Empson 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Empson
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe UniversityHullUK

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