AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017

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TMS Differences Between Brain Activity of People Who Dream and People Who do not Dream

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Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Wisconsin utilized a TMS-EEG device, which combines transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG, to examine how the brain activity of people in the restful non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep is affected by whether they dream or do not dream. When the NREM sleep of subjects had lasted at least three minutes, researchers gave magnetic pulses that induced a weak electric field and activated neurons. After a series of pulses, the subject was woken with an alarm sound, and they were then asked whether they had dreamed and to describe the content of the dream. To read more, click here.

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