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Torda C. 
“Contribution to serotonin theory of dreaming (LSD infusion)”. 
New York State Journal of Medicine. 1968;68:1135-1138.
The consistency and magnitude of the decrease of the latency of REM (rapid eye movement) and dream incidence by LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) infusion warrant the assumption of a relationship between intracellular LSD increase (LSD has been shown to induce a serotonin-like reaction from human brain), and REM or dream incidence. A psychophysiologic mechanism capable of inducing dreams and hallucinations is described. It is concluded that paradosical sleep is the physiologic manifestation of the interplay of a nonrepinephrine-dependent process fostering arousal and a serotonin dependent process promoting sleep.
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