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La direzione dei movimenti oculari rapidi come indice di asimmetrie emisferiche durante il sonno REM: Nota 2

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The hypothesis of right hemisphere predominance in REM sleep and of an increase in left activity throughout the night have been tested by analyzing the distribution of vertical and of horizontal rapid eye movements (REMs) to the right and to the left during the first and the last REM periods in 5 right-handed subjects. Neither the expected superiority of REMs to the left nor variations along the REM periods were found. For vertical eye movements our data suggest a superiority of upward movements during REM. In waking some empirical evidences suggest a relationship between upward eye movements and right hemisphere functioning although to date no hemispheric model can explain it.

Translated title of the contributionThe direction of rapid eye movements as an indication of hemispheric asymmetry during REM sleep. II
Original languageItalian
JournalBollettino della Societa italiana di biologia sperimentale
Pages (from-to)1587-91
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 1984

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