REM correlated with emotional intensity not scanning in dreams
Recent sleep research seems to be consistent with EMDR findings. The standard interpretation of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) during sleep is that they represent the dreamer’s visuals canning with the physical movement represented on his or her dream. Recent exploratory research by Hong et al. presented to the Association of Professional Sleep Societies did not find REM correlated with dream “movement” scores. Rather, REM correlated with measures of emotional intensity experienced during the dream and scored as dream themes: anger, verbal aggression, social attack, and surprise. “This finding seems consistent with our experience during EMDR.
“REM correlated with emotional intensity not scanning in dreams,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16443.