Publications - Memory, Sleep and Dreams

  • Dreaming during the Covid-19 pandemic: Computational assessment of dream reports reveals mental suffering related to fear of contagion. PLoS One

    11/30/2020
    These results corroborate the hypothesis that pandemic dreams reflect mental suffering, fear of contagion, and important changes in daily habits that directly impact socialization.
  • Selective Inhibition of Mirror Invariance for Letters Consolidated by Sleep Doubles Reading Fluency. Current Biology

    12/18/2020
    Mirror invariance is a visual mechanism that emerges early in human development and that enables a prompt recognition of mirror images.
  • The dream of God: how do religion and science see lucid dreaming and other conscious states during sleep? Frontiers in Psychology

    10/07/2020
    Teachings from religious traditions around the world offer important insights for scientific researchers today who want to understand the full range of LD phenomenology as it has emerged through history.
  • The history of writing reflects the effects of education on discourse structure: implications for literacy, orality, psychosis and the axial age. Trends In Neuroscience And Education

    10/05/2020
    The educational pathways of oral and literate traditions are structurally divergent, with a decreasing range of recurrence in the former, and an increasing range of recurrence in the latter. Education is seemingly the driving force underlying discourse maturation
  • Structural differences between REM and non-REM dream reports assessed by graph analysis

    07/28/2020
    These results indicate that dream reports sampled after REM awakening have on average a larger connectedness compared to those sampled after N2 (i.e. words recur with a longer range), a difference which appears to be related to underlying differences in dream...