A comprehensive presentation of known laboratory specimens of sleep-speech, related mentation reports and morning dream recall.
As stated in the introductory chapter, the goal of this book is the comprehensive assemblage of potentially useful scholarly material pertaining to sleep-utterance. It seems basic to the proper achievement of this goal to provide the interested student with a full presentation of the data base out of which most of the book grew. Accordingly, Appendix 2 contains almost all of the verbatim sleep-speeches recorded in the course of my own investigations, together with those of other researchers, as long as the sleep-speech had been recorded electrically or mechanically on the occasion of its utterance, and the concomitant electrographic events were known. The sole exclusions from my own data were numerous sleep-speeches uttered after posthypnotic suggestions by hypnosis subjects 1 and 2 as described in Chapter 11. These speeches were excluded because I felt that this was a specialized topic and the reader had been provided in the text with a sufficient number of sleep- speeches uttered under conditions of effective posthypnotic or ordinary nonhypnotic suggestion. Otherwise, all sleep-speeches from my own data pool were included, provided that at least one word was intelligible and that the associated type of sleep -- NREM or REM -- had been ascertained.
In addition, all sleep-speeches recorded by other investigators known to me were included. Thus, the sleep-speeches published by Fisher, Kahn, Edwards,