The dream-lag effect: Selective processing of personally significant events during rapid eye movement sleep, but not during slow wave sleep

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van Rijn, E.; Eichenlaub, J. B.; Lewis, P. A.; Walker, M. P.; Gaskell, M. G.; Malinowski, J. E.; Blagrove, M.;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: volume 122,pages98-109issn: 1074-7427
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  • Subject: 3205 | BF | Experimental and Cognitive Psychology | Behavioral Neuroscience | 2805 | Cognitive Neuroscience | 2802
    mesheuropmc: humanities | psychological phenomena and processes | musculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiology | mental disorders

Incorporation of details from waking life events into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep dreams has been found to be highest on the night after, and then 5-7 nights after events (termed, respectively, the day-residue and dream-lag effects). In experiment 1, 44 participants ... View more
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