Changes in the Regional Activation Pattern in the Normal Human Brain During Dreaming and Rapid Eye Movement Sleep as Measured with Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography

  • P. L. Madsen
  • L. Friberg
  • S. Holm
  • S. Vorstrup
  • N. A. Lassen
  • G. Wildschiødtz
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In the sleep-wake, cycle, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep represents a distinct mental condition, as it is closely correlated to the dream experience (Dement and Kleitman 1957). The present understanding of the dream phenomenon is very limited. We do not know the functional significance of dreams and the physiological state of the dreaming brain is largely unknown.


Single Photon Emission Computerize Tomography Sleep Stage Inferior Frontal Cortex Dream Experience Linearize Blood Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Madsen
    • 1
  • L. Friberg
  • S. Holm
  • S. Vorstrup
  • N. A. Lassen
  • G. Wildschiødtz
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PhysiologyBispebjerg HospitalCopenhagen NVDenmark

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