rapid eye movement sleep

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Noun1.rapid eye movement sleep - a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
sleep, slumber - a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
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REM sleep: REM dream sleep strengthens neural connections, giving us wisdom, creativity, emotional resilience, and emotional intelligence.
They found that during REM dream sleep, certain electrical activity patterns decreased, showing that reduced levels of stress neurochemicals in the brain soothed emotional reactions to the previous day's experiences.
The latest study shows the importance of the REM dream state.
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By putting us in their situation, as Viola repeatedly does - sometimes he surrounds us with video screens, traumatizing us with images and sound (the video becomes our own REM dream) - Viola invites us to identify with them (as he did with Varese), and thus to acknowledge our own traumatic experience of the material world.