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Theories about dreaming & nightmares

  1. Disturbed dreaming as a factor in medical conditions. Nielsen, T. In: M. Kryger, T. Roth and W. C. Dement (Eds) Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th. Elsevier, New York, (2011) 1116-1127.
  2. Idiopathic nightmares and dream disturbances associated with sleep-wake transitions. Nielsen, T. and Zadra, A. In: M. Kryger, T. Roth and W. C. Dement (Eds) Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th. Elsevier, New York, (2011) 1106-1115.
  3. Ultradian, circadian, and sleep-dependent features of dreaming. Nielsen, T. In: M. Kryger, T. Roth and W. C. Dement (Eds) Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. Elsevier, New York, (2011) 576-584.
  4. The changing historical context of dream research. Nielsen, T. In: M. Kryger, T. Roth and W. C. Dement (Eds) Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. Elsevier, New York, (2011) 561-562.
  5. Dream analysis and classification: The reality simulation perspective. Nielsen, T. In: M. Kryger, T. Roth and W. C. Dement (Eds) Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. Elsevier, New York, (2011) 595-603.
  6. Disturbed dreaming and emotion dysregulation. Levin R., Fireman G. and Nielsen T. Sleep Medicine Clinics, (2010) 5:229-239.
  7. REM sleep characteristics of nightmare sufferers before and after REM sleep deprivation. Nielsen T.A., Paquette T., Solomonova E., Lara-Carrasco J., Popova A., Levrier, K. Sleep Medicine, (2010) 11:172-179.
  8. Changes in cardiac variability after REM sleep deprivation in recurrent nightmares. Nielsen T.A., Paquette T., Solomonova E., Lara-Carrasco, J., Colombo, R., Lanfranchi, P. Sleep, (2010) 33:123-129.
  9. Nightmares associated with the eveningness chronotype. Nielsen, T.A. Journal of Biological Rhythms, (2010) 25:53-62.
  10. The DSM-V Sleep-Wake Disorders Nosology: An update and an invitation to the sleep community. Reynolds III, C.F., Redline, S. for the DSM-V Sleep-Wake Disorders Workgroup and Advisors*. (2010) Sleep, 33:10-11. and Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 6:9-10. * Work-group members: Morin, C., O’Hara, R., Pack, A., Parker, K., Redline, S., Reynolds II (Chair), C.F., and Riemann, D.; and Advisors: Bliwise, D., Buysse, D., Edinger, J., Mahowald, M., Manber, R., Mignot, E., Monk, T., Neylan, T., Nielsen, T.A., Ohayon, M., Quan, S., Roth, T., Young, T., and Zee, P.
  11. Acting out dreams. Nielsen, T., Svob, C., Kuiken, D. Frontiers of Neuroscience, (2009) 3:444-445.
  12. Adaptation of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for nightmares in children: A brief report. Simard, V., Nielsen, T. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, (2009) 46:492-497.
  13. Dream-enacting behaviors in a normal population. Nielsen, T., Svob, C., Kuiken, D. Sleep, (2009) 32:1629-1636.
  14. Overnight emotional adaptation to negative stimuli is altered by REM sleep deprivation and is correlated with intervening dream emotions. Lara-Carrasco, J., Nielsen, T.A., Solomonova, E., Levrier, K., Popova, A. Journal of Sleep Research, (2009) 18:178-187.
  15. Nightmares, bad dreams and emotion dysregulation: A review and new neurocognitive model of dreaming. Levin, R. & Nielsen, T. Current Directions in Psychological Science, (2009) 18:84-88.
  16. Longitudinal study of preschool sleep disturbance: the predictive role of maladaptive parental behaviours, early sleep problems and child/mother psychological factors. Simard, V., Nielsen, T.A., Tremblay, R., Boivin, M. & Montplaisir, J.Y. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, (2008) 162:360-367.
  17. Sensed presence as a correlate of sleep paralysis distress, social anxiety and waking state social imagery. Solomonova, E., Nielsen, T.A., Stenstrom, P., Simard, V., Frantova, E.& Donderi, D. Consciousness & Cognition, (2008). 17:49-63.
  18. Longitudinal study of bad dreams in preschool children: prevalence, demographic correlates, risk and protective factors. Simard, V. Nielsen, T.A., Tremblay, R., Boivin, M. & Montplaisir, J.Y. Sleep. (2008) 31:62-70.
  19. Nocturnal breathing in cyanotic congenital heart disease. Legault S, Lanfranchi P, Montplaisir J, Nielsen T, Dore A, Khairy P, Marcotte F, Mercier LA. International Journal of Cardiology, 2008 128:197-200.
  20. Felt presence: paranoid delusion or hallucinatory social imagery? Nielsen, T. Consciousness & Cognition, 2007 16:975-983.
  21. Disturbed dreaming, posttraumatic stress disorder, and affect distress: a review and neurocognitive model. Levin R, Nielsen TA. Psychol Bull. 2007 May.133(3):482-528. Review.
  22. Nightmares: a new neurocognitive model. Nielsen T, Levin R. Sleep Med Rev. 2007 Aug.11(4):295-310. Epub 2007 May 11. Review.
  23. Dream-associated behaviors affecting pregnant and postpartum women. Nielsen T, Paquette T. Sleep. 2007 Sep 1.30(9):1162-9.
  24. Felt presence: paranoid delusion or hallucinatory social imagery? Nielsen T. Conscious Cogn. 2007 Dec.16(4):975-83. discussion 984-91. Epub 2007 Apr 16.
  25. The dimensional nature of dysphoric dreaming: Reply to Weiss (2007)
  26. Nightmare frequency as a function of age, gender, and September 11, 2001: Findings from an Internet questionnaire. Nielsen, Tore A.. Stenstrom, Philippe. Levin, Ross. Dreaming. Vol 16(3), Sep 2006, 145-158
  27. What are the memory sources of dreaming? Nielsen TA, Stenstrom P. Nature. 2005 Oct 27.437(7063):1286-9.
  28. Une piste pour favoriser l’adhésion au plan de soins? (How to improve compliance?) Coutu MF. Marchand A. Dupuis G. O’Connor K. Turgeon L. Nielsen T. 2004
  29. Reduced alpha power associated with the recall of mentation from Stage 2 and Stage REM sleep. Esposito MJ. Nielsen TA. Paquette T. 2004
  30. An increase in mastery characterizes imagery rehearsal treatment for nightmares in sexual assault survivors with PTSD. Germain A. Krakow B. Faucher B. Zadra A. Nielsen TA. Hollifield M. Warner TD. Koss M. Dreaming 2004 14:195-206.
  31. Chronobiological features of dream production Nielsen TA. 2004
  32. Impact of Imagery Rehearsal Treatment on distressing dreams, psychological distress, and sleep parameters in nightmare patients. Germain A. Nielsen TA. 2003
  33. Sleep pathophysiology in PTSD and idiopathic nightmare sufferers. Germain A. Nielsen TA. 2003
  34. The typical dreams of Canadian university students. Nielsen TA. Zadra AL. Simard V. Saucier S. Stenstrom P. Smith C. Kuiken D. 2003
  35. Incorporation of pain in dreams of hospitalized burn victims. Raymond I. Nielsen TA. Lavigne G. Choinière M. 2002
  36. EEG power associated with early sleep onset images differing in sensory content. Germain A. Nielsen TA. 2001
  37. REM and NREM sleep mentation differences: A question of story structure? Nielsen TA. Kuiken D. Hoffmann R. Moffitt A. 2001
  38. Quality of sleep and its daily relationship to pain intensity in hospitalized adult burn patients. Raymond I. Nielsen TA. Lavigne G. Manzini C. Choinière M. 2001
  39. The prevalence of typical dream themes challenges the specificity of the threat simulation theory. Germain A. Nielsen TA. Zadra A. Montplaisir J. 2000
  40. Sleep in right hemispherectomized patients: evidence of electrophysiological compensation. McCormick L. Nielsen T. Ptito M. Ptito A. Villemure JG. Vera C. Montplaisir J. 2000 Aug
  41. A review of mentation in REM and NREM sleep: ‘covert’ REM sleep as a possible reconciliation of two opposing models. Nielsen TA. 2000
  42. Post-traumatic nightmares as a dysfunctional state. Nielsen TA. Germain A. 2000 Dec
  43. Dream mentation production and narcolepsy: a critique. Nielsen TA. 2000
  44. A review of mentation in REM and NREM sleep: ‘covert’ REM sleep as a possible reconciliation of two opposing models. [with reply to commentaries] Nielsen TA. 2000
  45. Development of disturbing dreams during adolescence and their relationship to anxiety symptoms. Nielsen TA. Laberge L. Tremblay R. Vitaro F. Montplaisir J. 2000
  46. Covert REM sleep effects on NREM mentation: further methodological considerations and supporting evidence. Nielsen TA. 2000
  47. A controlled daytime challenge of motor performance and vigilance in sleep bruxers. Major M. Rompré PH. Guitard F. Tenbokum L. O’Connor K. Nielsen TA. Lavigne G. 1999
  48. Variations in EEG coherence as an index of the affective content of dreams from REM sleep: relationships with face imagery. Nielsen TA. Chénier V. 1999 Nov
  49. Spectral analysis of wakefulness and REM sleep EEG in patients with sleep apnoea syndrome. Morisson F. Lavigne G. Petit D. Nielsen T. Malo J. Montplaisir J. 1998
  50. Publication patterns in dream research: Trends in the medical and psychological literatures. Nielsen TA. Germain A. 1998
  51. Was Anna O.’s black snake hallucination a sleep paralysis nightmare? Dreams, memories, and trauma. Powell RA. Nielsen TA. 1998
  52. Effects of somatosensory stimulation on dream content in gymnasts and control participants – evidence of vestibulomotor adaptation in REM sleep. Sauvageau A. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. 1998 Jun
  53. The nature and prevalence of pain in dreams. Zadra A. Nielsen TA. Germain A. Lavigne G. Donderi D. 1998
  54. Topographical EEG mapping in a case of recurrent sleep terrors. Zadra AL. Nielsen TA. 1998 Jun
  55. Prevalence of auditory, olfactory, and gustatory experiences in home dreams. Zadra AL. Nielsen TA. Donderi DC. 1998 Dec
  56. Quantitative EEG and statistical mapping of wakefulness and REM sleep in the evaluation of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Hassainia F. Petit D. Nielsen TA. Gauthier S. Montplaisir J. 1997
  57. Cigarette smoking as a risk factor or an exacerbating factor for restless legs syndrome and sleep bruxism. Lavigne GJ. Lobbezoo F. Rompré PH. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. 1997
  58. REM sleep dream mentation in right hemispherectomized patients. McCormick L. Nielsen TA. Ptito M. Hassainia F. Ptito A. Villemure J. Vera C. Montplaisir J. 1997
  59. Topographical distribution of spindles and K-complexes in normal subjects. McCormick L. Nielsen T. Nicolas A. Ptito M. Montplaisir J. 1997
  60. Alexithymia and impoverished dream recall in asthmatic patients: evidence from self-report measures. Nielsen TA. Ouellet L. Warnes H. Cartier A. Malo J. Montplaisir J. 1997
  61. Individual differences in orienting activity mediate feeling realization in dreams: [1] Evidence from retrospective reports of movement inhibition. Kuiken D. Nielsen TA. 1996
  62. Is interhemispheric connectivity reduced after callosotomy? A critique. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. 1996 Aug
  63. L’alexithymie, réponse affective et rêves: Investigation en laboratoire de trois caractéristiques sous-jacentes au déficit de l’expression des émotions. Ouellet L. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. Cartier A. Malo J. Lassonde M. 1996
  64. Speculations in ‘Temporal delays in incorporation of events into dreams’: A reply to Roll. Powell RA. Nielsen TA. 1996
  65. Densité des mouvements oculaires après application d’une stimulation somatosensorielle en sommeil paradoxal: l’hypothèse de l’adaptation. Sauvageau A. Nielsen T. Montplaisir J. 1996
  66. Sleep in Alzheimers disease: Further considerations on the role of brainstem and forebrain cholinergic populations in sleep-wake mechanisms. Montplaisir J. Petit D. Lorrain D. Gauthier S. Nielsen TA. 1995
  67. Nocturnal sleep and its relation to diurnal cognitive functioning. Montplaisir J. Chicoine AJ. Rouleau I. Nielsen TA. Journal of Sleep Research 1995 4:21-22
  68. A 20-h recovery sleep after prolonged sleep restriction: some effects of competing in a world record-setting cinemarathon. Nielsen TA. Dumont M. Montplaisir J. 1995
  69. Describing and modeling hypnagogic imagery using a systematic self-observation procedure. Nielsen TA. 1995
  70. Temporal delays in incorporation of events into dreams. Powell RA. Nielsen TA. Cheung JS. Cervenka TM. 1995
  71. Changes in the kinesthetic content of dreams following somatosensory stimulation of leg muscles during REM sleep. Nielsen TA. 1993
  72. Pain in dreams. Nielsen TA. McGregor DL. Zadra A. Ilnicki D. Ouellet L. 1993
  73. Decreased interhemispheric EEG coherence during sleep in agenesis of the corpus callosum. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. Lassonde M. 1993
  74. Dreaming in agenesis of the corpus callosum: Laboratory and home assessment of four cases. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. Lassonde M. 1993
  75. Mood regulation, dreaming and nightmares: Evaluation of a desensitization function for REM sleep. Perlis ML. Nielsen TA. 1993
  76. The day-residue and dream-lag effects: A literature review and limited replication of two temporal effects in dream formation. Nielsen TA. Powell RA. 1992
  77. A self-observational study of spontaneous hypnagogic imagery using the upright napping procedure. Nielsen TA. 1992
  78. Sleep architecture in agenesis of the corpus callosum: Laboratory assessment of four cases. Nielsen TA. Montplaisir J. Lassonde M. 1992
  79. Feeling expression and the incorporation of presleep events into dreams. Kuiken D. Rindlisbacher P. Nielsen TA. 1991
  80. Emotions in dream and waking event reports. Nielsen TA. Deslauriers D. Baylor GW. 1991
  81. Interhemispheric EEG coherence before and after partial callosotomy. Montplaisir J. Nielsen TA. Côté J. Boivin D. Rouleau I. Lapierre G. 1990
  82. Interhemispheric EEG coherence during sleep and wakefulness in left- and right-handed subjects. Nielsen TA. Abel A. Lorrain D. Montplaisir J. 1990
  83. The ‘dream-lag’ effect: A 6-day temporal delay in dream content incorporation. Nielsen TA. Powell RA. 1989
  84. Effects of dream reflection on waking affect: Awareness of feelings, Rorschach movement, and facial EMG. Nielsen TA. Kuiken DL. McGregor DL. 1989
  85. Anciennes méthodes d’incubation de rêves: Méthodes utilisant le corps pour induire une présence spirituelle. Nielsen TA. 1988
  86. Ancient methods of dream incubation: Bodily methods of inducing spiritual presence. Nielsen TA. 1988
  87. Une introduction à la psychologie des effets du rêve. L’influence des rêves-réalité sur la vision du monde. Nielsen TA. 1987
  88. Les effets des rêves chez les enfants. Nielsen TA. 1987
  89. Moments of affective insight: their phenomenology and relations to selected individual differences. Kuiken D. Carey R. Nielsen T. 1986
  90. The effects of dream reflection on emotional arousal. Nielsen TA. Kuiken DL. 1986
  91. Kinesthetic imagery as a quality of lucid awareness: Descriptive and experimental case studies. Nielsen TA. 1986
  92. Structural analysis of stories. Unpublished manual for coding the story structure of dreams. Kuiken, D & Nielsen T. 1983