ERIC Number: ED049506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Current Research on Sleep and Dreams.
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
This monograph summarizes an extensive body of sleep and dream research in order to indicate the major trends of work in this area. Although a mosaic of disciplines are represented, a spirit of cooperation has made it possible to knit together data which might have remained unrelated. The research reported here provides knowledge about: (1) the nature of sleep; (2) the complex interrelatedness of the brain; (3) the explanation of sleep disorders; (4) the chemistry of sleep; and (5) new instruments and techniques of analyzing data. The document suggests that one of the great contributions of sleep research could be the enlargement of human capacities and the enrichment of human consciousness. In summary, the study of sleep has extended its benefits into medicine, pharmacology, psychiatry, into the scheduling of work and rest, and into the education of the individual acquainting him with himself and the uses of his remarkable brain. (TL)
Descriptors: Behavior, Literature Reviews, Psychological Patterns, Research, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), Research Tools, Sleep
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402. ($.65 per copy)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.