chapter  11
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The Effect of Postawakening Differences in Activation on the REM-NREM Report Effect and Recall of Information From Films: Stuart I. Rosenblatt, John S. Antrobus, and Jerome P. Zimler

Jerome P. Zimler Hillside Hospital/Long Island Jewish Center REM/NREM differences in the word length of dream reports have been known for some time (Foulkes, 1962); however, it has never been clearly determined whether the greater output in REM verbal reports is due solely to the fact that REM dreams are intrinsically more informative or to memory and attention processes operating during and/or upon awakening from REM sleep. As Cohen (1981) pointed out, it is conceivable that better memory, rather than better dreams, is associated with REM sleep.