Mental time travel to the future might be reduced in sleep

Jana Speth (Lead / Corresponding author), Astrid M. Schloerscheidt, Clemens Speth

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Abstract

We present a quantitative study of mental time travel to the future in sleep. Three independent, blind judges analysed a total of 563 physiology-monitored mentation reports from sleep onset, REM sleep, non-REM sleep, and waking. The linguistic tool for the mentation report analysis is based on established grammatical and cognitive-semantic theories and has been validated in previous studies. Our data indicate that REM and non-REM sleep must be characterized by a reduction in mental time travel to the future, which would support earlier physiological evidence at the level of brain function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-189
Number of pages10
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Volume48
Early online date9 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

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Keywords

  • REM
  • Non-REM
  • Mentation reports
  • Sleep onset
  • Hypnagogic hallucinations
  • Quantitative linguistic analysis
  • Linguistics

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Speth, Jana ; Schloerscheidt, Astrid M. ; Speth, Clemens. / Mental time travel to the future might be reduced in sleep. In: Consciousness and Cognition. 2017 ; Vol. 48. pp. 180-189.
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