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Dream Content and Physiology

  • Michael Schredl
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Abstract

The body-mind interaction has fascinated scientists for a long time, that is, are the subjective experiences (here: dreaming) related to physiology like brain activity or autonomic activity? If we experience severe fear within a nightmare, is the heart rate increasing? Although, the number of studies in this field is still small, empirical evidence is in favor of an interaction between the body and the mind during sleep.

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  • Michael Schredl
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  1. 1.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany

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