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rapid eye movement (REM) sleep

 refers to the phase ofsleep, characterised by eye movements and dreaming. In adults, REM sleep alternates with other periods ofsleep (non-REM sleep) over a 9O-minute cycle. REM sleep is also accompanied by an increase inheart rate and blood pressure, and faster and more irregular breathing patterns.

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September 17th 2021

thematic apperception test (TAT)

 a projectivetest, whereby individuals are presented with ambiguous pictures and askedto generate a story from them, thereby reveal personality characteristics, motivation forpower, achievement and affiliation, and in a clinical setting, anyunderlying emotional problems.