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    Key part of the abstract:

    This paper presents a novel argument that during REM sleep the brain is in a bio-logically relaxed state, and that this state acts as a constraint to the content of dreams, which in turn presents a possible function of dreaming. In direct contrast to anxious mind-wandering, dreams present imagined situations which demand confrontational, or un-avoidant, behaviours. Though the situations in dreams call for un-avoidant behaviour, dreamers act with avoidance. This difference between the in-dream behaviour (avoidant) and the behaviour the in-dream situation demands (un-avoidant) highlights an anxiety present in the dreamer which can then be used to direct the focus of therapeutic treatment.

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      From the abstract, their “new” interpretation of dreams seems very Jungian, but strangely they don’t appear to reference Jung at all in the paper.