Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, Arousal and Nightmares
- 20. Februar 2017 | 10:00
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Sitzungssaal 2, 1. Stock
Disturbances in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and arousal co-occur in certain mental disorders, particularly in posttraumatic stress disorder. Their co-occurrence appears to be associated with subjectively reported phenomena, such as nightmares. However, this potential overlap between arousal, objective sleep characteristics and nightmares remains understudied, which is also due to the observation that nightmares have low incidence in the sleep laboratory. This is a suboptimal situation since the study of nightmares and REM sleep features is relevant for a range of cognitive-affective processes, including emotional memory consolidation. The goal of this workshop is to bring together different perspectives on this triangular relationship by focusing on the clinical significance and stability of sleep characteristics, their link to affect, arousal and subjectively reported nightmares, as well as on imaging methods ranging from electroencephalography to functional magnetic resonance imaging. Speakers from various backgrounds will share their data and insights in order to get an initial overview of the current state-of-the-art in the respective areas.
Deadline for registration: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 Participation is free of charge.