REMS Studies

The Problem of Tracing Emotions in Dream Content
  • Helen Block Lewis
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


We turn from Freud’s theory of dream instigation to his interpretations of dream content as reflecting our emotional life. Here REMS studies offer fascinating examples of the power of emotional stimuli to invade dream content, and of the usefulness of Freud’s translations of dream language into underlying affective content.


Sexual Arousal Penile Erection Dream Content Neutral Film Hypnotic Suggestion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Block Lewis
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  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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