Motivation and affect in REM sleep and the mentation reporting process

Mark R. Smith, John S. Antrobus, Evelyn Gordon, Matthew A. Tucker, Yasutaka Hirota, Erin J. Wamsley, Lars Ross, Tieu Doan, Annie Chaklader, Rebecca N. Emery

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Abstract

Although the emotional and motivational characteristics of dreaming have figured prominently in folk and psychoanalytic conceptions of dream production, emotions have rarely been systematically studied, and motivation, never. Because emotions during sleep lack the somatic components of waking emotions, and they change as the sleeper awakens, their properties are difficult to assess. Recent evidence of limbic system activation during REM sleep suggests a basis in brain architecture for the interaction of motivational and cognitive properties in dreaming. Motivational and emotional content in REM and NREM laboratory mentation reports from 25 participants were compared. Motivational and emotional content was significantly greater in REM than NREM sleep, even after controlling for the greater word count of REM reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-511
Number of pages11
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dreaming
  • Emotion
  • Forebrain
  • Limbic system
  • Motivation
  • REM
  • Reporting of dreaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Smith, M. R., Antrobus, J. S., Gordon, E., Tucker, M. A., Hirota, Y., Wamsley, E. J., ... Emery, R. N. (2004). Motivation and affect in REM sleep and the mentation reporting process. Consciousness and Cognition, 13(3), 501-511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2004.03.002

Motivation and affect in REM sleep and the mentation reporting process. / Smith, Mark R.; Antrobus, John S.; Gordon, Evelyn; Tucker, Matthew A.; Hirota, Yasutaka; Wamsley, Erin J.; Ross, Lars; Doan, Tieu; Chaklader, Annie; Emery, Rebecca N.

In: Consciousness and Cognition, Vol. 13, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 501-511.

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Smith, MR, Antrobus, JS, Gordon, E, Tucker, MA, Hirota, Y, Wamsley, EJ, Ross, L, Doan, T, Chaklader, A & Emery, RN 2004, 'Motivation and affect in REM sleep and the mentation reporting process', Consciousness and Cognition, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 501-511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2004.03.002
Smith MR, Antrobus JS, Gordon E, Tucker MA, Hirota Y, Wamsley EJ et al. Motivation and affect in REM sleep and the mentation reporting process. Consciousness and Cognition. 2004 Sep;13(3):501-511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2004.03.002
Smith, Mark R. ; Antrobus, John S. ; Gordon, Evelyn ; Tucker, Matthew A. ; Hirota, Yasutaka ; Wamsley, Erin J. ; Ross, Lars ; Doan, Tieu ; Chaklader, Annie ; Emery, Rebecca N. / Motivation and affect in REM sleep and the mentation reporting process. In: Consciousness and Cognition. 2004 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 501-511.
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