Relationships between non-pathological dream-enactment and mirror behaviors

Consciousness and Cognition 22 (3):975-986 (2013)

Authors
Don Kuiken
University of Alberta
Abstract
Dream-enacting behaviors are behavioral expressions of forceful dream images often occurring during sleep-to-wakefulness transitions. We propose that DEBs reflect brain activity underlying social cognition, in particular, motor-affective resonance generated by the mirror neuron system. We developed a Mirror Behavior Questionnaire to assess some dimensions of mirror behaviors and investigated relationships between MBQ scores and DEBs in a large of university undergraduate cohort. MBQ scores were normally distributed and described by a four-factor structure . DEB scores correlated positively with MBQ total and factor scores even with social desirability, somnambulism and somniloquy controlled. Emotion-specific DEB items correlated with corresponding emotion-specific MBQ items, especially crying and smiling. Results provide preliminary evidence for cross-state relationships between propensities for dream-enacting and mirror behaviors—especially behaviors involving motor-affective resonance—and our suggestion that motor-affective resonance mediates dream-enactment imagery during sleep and emotional empathy during waking
Keywords dreaming  nightmares  mirror behaviors
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2013.06.005
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 46,355
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Does the Chimpanzee Have a Theory of Mind?David Premack & G. Woodruff - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (4):515-629.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Economic Models of Pathological Gambling.Don Ross - 2010 - In D. Ross, D. Kincaid, D. Spurrett & P. Collins (eds.), What is Addiction? MIT Press. pp. 131--158.
Grammatical Rules and Explanations of Behavior.Robert E. Sanders & Larry W. Martin - 1975 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):65 – 82.
Collingwood and Weber Vs. Mink: History After the Cognitive Turn.Stephen Turner - 2011 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (2):230-260.
The Meaning of the Opposition Between the Healthy and the Pathological.Maël Lemoine - 2009 - Medecine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (3):355-362.
From Pathological Altruism to Pathological Obedience.Augustine Brannigan - 2011 - In Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, Guruprasad Madhavan & David Sloan Wilson (eds.), Pathological Altruism. Oxford University Press. pp. 225.
Developing the Capacity to Connect.Amy Banks - 2011 - Zygon 46 (1):168-182.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-15

Total views
11 ( #731,831 of 2,286,113 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #838,750 of 2,286,113 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature