Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Pesonen, Anu-Katriina
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Sleep as an offline processor of emotions: increasing mental well-being through REM sleep
Beslutnr 322035
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 470 578
Beskrivning av projektet
Abnormal sleep in present almost all affective psychiatric and mood disorders. REM sleep has a role in decreasing accumulation of negative affect, thus assisting in maintaining mental well-being. This project goes beyond the current state-of-the-art by exploring central and open questions regarding REM sleep and by opening new perspectives on the role of REM sleep in emotion regulation in anxious-prone and non-anxious individuals. It widens the research scope to experimental manipulation of REM and NREM sleep by targeted emotional memory reactivation during the sleep.