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BACKGROUND
It is possible to see at times, the eyes of a
sleeping person moving.
These periods of prolonged rapid eye
movement (REM) were thought by
Dement & Kleitman to have some
connection with dreaming…read more

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BACKGROUND
During a typical night sleep, a sleeper passes through
different levels of sleep in a cyclic fashion about five times:
-Stage 1 & 2 are LIGHT sleep characterised by irregular EEG
patterns
-Stage 2 & 3 are DEEPER levels characterised by regular wave
patterns
-Stage 4 is a slow wave pattern
-AFTER Stage 4, the sleeper goes back up the sleep staircase
to STAGE 2- REM takes place now
REM is characterised by almost total muscular immobility but
considerable electrical activity in the brain…read more

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AIM:
To investigate the
relationship between eye
movements and
dreaming…read more

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HYPOTHESES:
There will be a significant association
between REM sleep and dreaming
There will be a significant positive
correlation between the estimate duration
of a dream and the length of eye
movements
There will be a significant association
between the pattern of eye movements
and the context of the dream…read more

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SAMPLE
Self Selected
9 Participants
7 Male
2 Female
5 studied intensively
The other 4 were only studied on several
nights to back up the findings of the main
5
USA…read more

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