A Biologic Rhythm in Waking Fantasy

  • Daniel F. Kripke
  • David Sonnenschein
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


One of Freud’s early ideas was that the mental processes made vivid in dreaming have an influence on everyday waking thoughts and behavior. A problem with this concept has been the difficulty in measuring and confirming the action of any psychic agencies that Freud postulated, such as the unconscious, the libido, or the id.


Mental Content Ultradian Rhythm Coherence Spectrum Brain Functional State Fantasy Scale 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel F. Kripke
    • 1
    • 2
  • David Sonnenschein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.San Diego Veterans Administration HospitalSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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