From the study of brainstem-based models of sleep cycle control, current research is moving toward combined brainstem/forebrain models of sleep cognition. The book presents five papers by contemporary leading scientists, and more than seventy-five commentaries on those papers by nearly all of the other distinguished authorities in the field. Topics include mechanisms of dreaming and REM sleep, memory consolidation in REM sleep, and an evolutionary hypothesis of the function of dreaming. The papers and commentaries, together with the authors' rejoinders, represent significant advances in the understanding of the sleeping and dreaming brain.
"This is a fascinating book on the state of the science of sleep and dreaming circa 2002." Quarterly Review of Biology
1. Dreaming and the brain: toward a cognitive neuroscience of conscious states J. A. Hobson, E. F. Pace-Schott and R. Stickgold; 2. Dreaming and REM sleep are controlled by different brain mechanisms M. Solms; 3. A review of mentation in REM and NREM sleep: 'covert' REM sleep as a possible reconciliation of two opposing models T. A. Nielsen; 4. The case against memory consolidation in REM sleep R. P. Vertes and K. E. Eastman; 5. The reinterpretation of dreams: an evolutionary hypothesis of the function of dreaming A. Revonsuo; Open peer commentary; Authors' responses; Index.
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