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    Eiser, Alan S. 2013. Dreaming, Psychoanalysis, and Neurobiology. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Vol. 49, Issue. 2, p. 213.

    Eiser, Alan S. 2011. Sleep Disorders.

    Domhoff, G. William 2005. Refocusing the Neurocognitive Approach to Dreams: A Critique of the Hobson Versus Solms Debate.. Dreaming, Vol. 15, Issue. 1, p. 3.


The interpretation of physiology

  • Barbara E. Jones (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 2000

Not at all self-evident, the so-called isomorphisms between the phenomenology and physiology of dreams have been interpreted by Hobson et al. in an arbitrary manner to state that dreams are stimulated by chaotic brainstem stimulation (an assumption also adopted by Vertes & Eastman). I argue that this stimulation is not chaotic at all; nor does it occur in the absence of control from the cerebral cortex, which contributes complexity to brainstem activity as well as meaningful information worth consolidating in the brain during sleep.

[Hobson et al.; Vertes & Eastman]

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