An Introduction to the Science of Sleep

Book - 2002
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What is dreaming? What causes dreaming? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? Modern science has given us a new and increasingly clear and complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain.This picture is important not only for understanding dreaming itself,but also for a science of consciousness and of mental health and illness. This book focuses on dreaming to introduce the reader to sleep laboratory science and to the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep. It shows how the new science of dreaming affects theories in psychoanalysis, and how ithelps to understand the basis of mental illness.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780192803047
Branch Call Number: 154.6 Hob
Characteristics: x, 170 p. : ill


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Apr 24, 2018

According to author, Allan Hobson (who happens to be a Harvard professor and expert on sleep) - Freud's "Interpretations of Dreams" is 50% right and 100% wrong.

In this book titled "Dreaming" - Hobson sets out to disprove most of Freud's seemingly antiquated theories on the subject of sleep and dreaming.

While discussing matters such as dream disorders - Hobson sheds new light on the nature of mental illness and its direct connection with sleep deprivation.

Hobson also offers some sound answers to such mystifying questions as - Do we dream in colour?... Do other animals dream?... and... Do men and women dream differently?

So, if the subject of dreaming fascinates you (as I'm sure it does) - Then - This book should be of significant interest to you.

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