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Dement and kleitman (1957)
Sleep and dreaming



Background

Kleitman did an earlier experiment
Already shown a link between dreaming and REM

Aim

Investigate the relationship between eye movement and dreaming
3 hypotheses
Association between REM sleep and dreaming
Positive correlation between estimate of duration of dreams and
length of eye…

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Dement and kleitman (1957)
Sleep and dreaming



5 mins after waking = 88%
Eye movement:
Eye direction may be related to content of dream
Vertical = climbing ladders
Horizontal= throwing tomatoes at each other
Both = looking at close things
No movement= looking at far away things

Evaluation

Ecological validity…

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