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Rapid eye movement sleep: Quiz


Question 1: [citation needed] Most ________ selectively inhibit REM sleep due to their effects on monoamines.

Question 2: Vividly recalled ________ mostly occur during REM sleep.
DreamLucid dreamRapid eye movement sleepHypersomnia

Question 3: Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors and ________ can suppress REM sleep, yet these drugs show no evidence of impairing memory.
TrimipramineTetracyclic antidepressantAmitriptylineTricyclic antidepressant

Question 4: During dreaming, the primary ________ is inactive, while secondary areas are active.
Dorsomedial areaFrontal eye fieldsVisual cortexCuneus

Question 5: Erections of the ________ (Nocturnal Penile Tumescence or NPT) normally accompany REM sleep.
RectumPenisBreastReproductive system

Question 6: ________ and breathing rate are irregular during REM sleep, again similar to the waking hours.
Blood pressureHeart ratePulseCirculatory system

Question 7: The release of certain neurotransmitters, the monoamines (norepinephrine, serotonin and ________), is completely shut down during REM.

Question 8: Studies have shown that people sleep more efficiently when they are ________ and that they enter REM sleep faster when this is the case.
HypersomniaDreamSleep deprivationNarcolepsy

Question 9: REM sleep occurs in all ________.
MammalPrimateMammal classificationEven-toed ungulate

Question 10: The eye movement associated with REM are generated by the pontine nucleus with projections to the superior colliculus and are associated with ________(Ponto-geniculo-occipital waves).
Rapid eye movement sleepPGO wavesSleepDream

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