Psychology Today: How our thoughts change when we fall asleep

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Research

As we fall asleep, our cognitive functions begin to decline, while at the same time we become more and more immersed in an imaginative and hallucinatory world. Our brain goes through distinct neurophysiological states as we move from waking, to falling asleep, to deeper sleep, and we now know that certain states, particularly REM sleep, are marked by vivid dreams that are fully sensory and perceptual, even as we lie motionless in bed. (June 15, 2017)

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