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    I've got to find four studies on the nature of dreaming.

    What could I include?
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    1. Neurobiological theories
    1a. Activation-sythesis (Hobson & McCarley)
    -> Hobson - cats acted out a dream when section of brain was cut out.
    1b. Reverse-learning theory (Crick & Michinson)
    -> Research shows dolphins have huge cortex (because they don't have REM)
    1c. Reprogramming theory (Evans)
    -> Herman & Roffwarg - p's wore glasses that made everything upside throughout the day, and spent longer in REM

    2. Psychological theories
    2a. Problem-solving theory (Webb & Cartright)
    -> Cartwright - people allowed to sleep in REM made more realtic and logical solutions to problems than those deprived of REM
    2b. Wish fulfilment theory (Freud)
    -> Just talk about manifest/latent content.
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    Thanks for that.

    I think it means other research though (that's what confused me!), as there's a separate section for those you mentioned. :confused:
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    Syllabus says:

    - Learn the principles of the theories
    - Learn research to back up and go against each theory

    I got some basic findings here though, that don't relate to the theories:

    - Dement & Kleitman - people woken in REM report dreaming 80% of the time.
    - Dement & Wolpert - lightly sprayed cold onto dreamers' faces and found they were more likely to dream about water
    - Dreams last as long as events would do IRL.
    - Males more likely to dream about outdoor settings, aggressiveness and sexual content than women.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Syllabus says:
    - Dement & Wolpert - lightly sprayed cold onto dreamers' faces and found they were more likely to dream about water
    That would be really useful for evaluating neurobiological theories (esp. activation-synthesis) where there's an alleged "input-blockade"; surely if this study holds then that can't be true.

    I sent you some notes to the immortal address, hope you got them
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    (Original post by Surfing Hamster)
    That would be really useful for evaluating neurobiological theories (esp. activation-synthesis) where there's an alleged "input-blockade"; surely if this study holds then that can't be true.

    I sent you some notes to the immortal address, hope you got them
    I'll log onto MSN in a second... just got to finish off a convo with a mate on another account.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    I'll log onto MSN in a second... just got to finish off a convo with a mate on another account.
    I'm not on at the moment. I'm just playing pool with ma bf :cool:

    Winning? Of course. lol
 
 
 
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