How external stimuli are incorporated into dreams

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by Simon Durrant

Many congratulations to our very own Anthony Bloxham, who has had his recent research study on how external stimuli are incorporated into dreams published in the International Journal of Dream Research (vol.7, no.2; p.129-140).  The study, which uses an innovative mixed quantitative and qualitative technique called Q-methodology, looked at how semantically meaningful and non-meaningful auditory stimuli may be incorporated differently into people’s dreams when played while they are asleep.  The study demonstrates that we are sensitive to the semantic content of sounds around us even while asleep.

You can read the full study (freely available) here: http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/15754/pdf_78#

One Response to “How external stimuli are incorporated into dreams”

  1. Jordan says:

    Incredibly findings here! It’s amazing to see how external things can affect our dreams and sleep. Thanks for sharing!

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