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Dreaming in the multilevel framework
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5133-8664
2011 (English)In: Consciousness and Cognition, ISSN 1053-8100, E-ISSN 1090-2376, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 1084-1090Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biological realism (Revonsuo, 2001, 2006) states that dreaming is a biological phenomenon and therefore explainable in naturalistic terms, similar to the explanation of other biological phenomena. In the biological sciences, the structure of explanations can be described with the help of a framework called ‘multilevel explanation’. The multilevel model provides a context that assists to clarify what needs to be explained and how, and how to place different theories into the same model. Here, I will argue that the multilevel framework would be useful when we try to construct scientific explanations of dreaming.

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Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 20, no 4, p. 1084-1090
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Biological realism, Multilevel framework, Dreaming, Phenomenal consciousness
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Psychology
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Natural sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5604DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2011.04.004ISI: 000297278100014PubMedID: 21570877Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80054875120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5604DiVA, id: diva2:509081
Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-12 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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