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Dream reports during the COVID 19 pandemic


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Dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown reflect mental suffering (anger, sadness) and fear of contagion, according to a new Brazilian study


Article Title:
"Dreaming during the Covid-19 pandemic: Computational assessment of dream reports reveals mental suffering related to fear of contagion"


  • NBM, MC and SR received financial support from Boehringer-Ingelheim ( FADE/UFPE 270,906 and 270,561);
  • SR, MC and CR received financial support from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq; PVE grant 401518/2014-0, Universal grants 480053/2013-8, 408145/2016-1, 439434/2018-1, 425329/2018-6 and Research Productivity grants 308775/2015-5, 306659/2019-0, 301744/2018-1 and 310712/2014-9;
  • SR and MC received financial support from Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES; Projects OBEDUC-ACERTA 0898/2013, PROEX 534/2018 and STIC AmSud 062/2015;
  • MC received financial support from Fundação de Amparo à Ciência e Tecnologia do Estado de Pernambuco (FACEPE; grant APQ--0642--1.05/18;
  • SR and MC received financial support from Center for Neuromathematics of the São Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP ( (grant 2013/07699-0).
The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests:
NBM owns stock in the company Psychomeasure and works as CSO of the same company. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The remaining authors declare no potential conflict of interest.

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