State dependence of character perception: Implausibility differences in dreaming and waking consciousness

Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (3):57-68 (2003)

John Hobson
University of Liverpool
Dreaming consciousness can be quite different from waking consciousness and this difference must depend upon the underlying neurobiology. Our approach is to infer the underlying brain basis for this difference by studying dream reports and comparing them with waking. In this study we investigated mentation during dreaming by asking subjects to provide us with dream reports and by asking them to create a dream log. In the dream log, the subjects recorded all implausibility, illogicality or inappropriateness of character during the dream narrative when compared to the character’s real-life waking counterpart. Thus, the dream acted as its own control in comparing waking and dreaming mentation
Keywords *Awareness  *Dream Content  *Dreaming  *Wakefulness  Neurobiology  REM Sleep
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