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ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)


Among the many topics explored by sleep scientists is the effect of extreme abuse to the central nervous systems caused by drug overdose, electroshock therapy, and other traumas. Researchers have found that such inquiries significantly increase rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (the period of sleep associated with the most vivid dreams) for prolonged periods of time.

It has been theorized that increased REM time is correlated with physiological healing processes, specifically with intensified neuronal protein synthesis. A more psychological explanation might be that survivors of such shocks need more dream time in which to sort out their trauma.

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ECTS is used in transfer of students from one school to another throughout the European Union and other European countries.
According to the Bologna Framework, 60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes.
Using this approach, there is a variety of interpretations of ECTS across Europe and figures ranging from 26.