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Imagining the impossible before breakfast: the relation between creativity, dissociation, and sleep

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Dissociative symptoms have been related to higher rapid eye movement sleep density, a sleep phase during which hyperassociativity may occur. This may enhance artistic creativity during the day. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a creative photo contest to explore the relation between dissociation, sleep, and creativity. During the contest, participants (N = 72) took one photo per day for five consecutive days, based on specific daily themes (consisting of single words) and the instruction...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00324

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
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University of Oxford
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Wolfson College
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Frontiers Media SA Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
6
Pages:
Article 324
Publication date:
2015-03-26
Acceptance date:
2015-03-06
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ISSN:
1664-1078
Pmid:
25859231
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518851
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English
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2017-07-28

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