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I know how you felt last night, or do I?: Self- and external ratings of emotions in REM dreams
University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Bioscience. Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland. (Kognitiv neurovetenskap och filosofi, Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1926-6138
University of Skövde, School of Bioscience. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre. Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland. (Kognitiv neurovetenskap och filosofi, Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5133-8664
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland.
University of Skövde, School of Bioscience. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre. (Kognitiv neurovetenskap och filosofi, Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2771-1588
2014 (English)In: Consciousness and Cognition, ISSN 1053-8100, E-ISSN 1090-2376, Vol. 25, 51-66 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigated whether inconsistencies in previous studies regarding emotional experiencesin dreams derive from whether dream emotions are self-rated or externally evaluated.Seventeen subjects were monitored with polysomnography in the sleep laboratoryand awakened from every rapid eye movement (REM) sleep stage 5 min after the onsetof the stage. Upon awakening, participants gave an oral dream report and rated their dreamemotions using the modified Differential Emotions Scale, whereas external judges rated theparticipants’ emotions expressed in the dream reports, using the same scale. The twoapproaches produced diverging results. Self-ratings, as compared to external ratings,resulted in greater estimates of (a) emotional dreams; (b) positively valenced dreams;(c) positive and negative emotions per dream; and (d) various discrete emotions representedin dreams. The results suggest that this is mostly due to the underrepresentationof positive emotions in dream reports. Possible reasons for this discrepancy are discussed.

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Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 25, 51-66 p.
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REM sleep, Dreaming, Emotions, Content analysis, Modified Differential Emotions Scale
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Natural Sciences Other Biological Topics
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Humanities and Social sciences; Natural sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10454DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2014.01.011ISI: 000333228100007PubMedID: 24565868Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84894325874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10454DiVA: diva2:773419
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2016-05-03Bibliographically approved

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