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This unique and up-to-date book provides a comprehensive history and critical account of sleep mentation research since the introduction of electrographic techniques. Written by leading experts, it not only examines the activity of the mind during sleep but also scrutinizes methodological issues of key importance to the field. Looks at the relationships between physiological and mental events as brought to light by electrographic and other controlled studies of sleep mentation. Chapters are devoted to critical reviews of REM deprivation studies, the relationships between sustained and short-lived physiological conditions and sleep mentation, clinical phenomena such as sleep-talking, nightmares and night-terrors. Rigorously organized around topics of common interest, it is a penetrating study of current developments in the field.
Sleep Disorders (A. Spielman & C. Herrera).
METHODOLOGY AND SLEEP MENTATION STUDIES.
Measurement and Design in Research on Sleep Reports (J. Antrobus, et al.).
REVIEWS OF SLEEP MENTATION STUDIES.
Sleep-Onset Mentation (G. Vogel).
Dream Recall: History and Current Status of the Field (D. Goodenough).
Qualitative Aspects of Sleep Mentation (L. Weinstein, et al.).
Tonic States and Phasic Events in Relation to Sleep Mentation (R. Pivik).
EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES ON SLEEP MENTATION.
The Social Psychology of Dream Reporting (R. Cartwright & A. Kaszniak).
The Effects of External Stimuli Applied Prior to and During Sleep on Sleep Experience (A. Arkin & J. Antrobus).
Experimental Strategies for the Study of the Function of Dreaming (H. Fiss).
EFFECTS OF REM DEPRIVATION.
REM Deprivation: A Review (S. Ellman, et al.).
Sleep Mentation as Affected by REM Deprivation: A New Look (L. Weinstein, et al.).
Psychological Effects of REM (''Dream'') Deprivation Upon Waking Mentation (I. Lewin & J. Singer).
CLINICAL PHENOMENA IN RELATION TO SLEEP MENTATION.
Sleeptalking (A. Arkin).
Night Terrors and Anxiety Dreams (E. Kahn, et al.).
IMPLICATIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS.
Parallel Distributed Processes and Dream Production (J. Antrobus & J. Fookson).
REM Sleep and Dream Formation: A Theoretical Integration (S. Ellman & L. Weinstein).