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Dreaming : a very short introduction / J. Allan Hobson.

By: Hobson, J. Allan, 1933-.
Contributor(s): Hobson, J. Allan, 1933-. Dreaming : an introduction to the science of sleep.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 127.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 153 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0192802151 (pbk.); 9780192802156 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dreams -- Psychological aspects | Sleep -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 154.6'3
Contents:
What is dreaming? -- Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science? -- How is the brain activated in sleep? -- Cells and molecules of the dreaming brain -- Why dream? The functions of brain activation in sleep -- Disorders of dreaming -- Dreaming as delirium : sleep and mental illness -- The new neuropsychology of dreaming -- Dreaming, learning, and memory -- Dream consciousness -- The interpretation of dreams.
Summary: In 'Dreaming' Hobson introduces readers to sleep laboratory science, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep, and explores how the science of dreaming impacts our understanding of psychoanalysis and mental illness.
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Originally published as: Dreaming : an introduction to the science of sleep, 2002.

Includes index.

What is dreaming? -- Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science? -- How is the brain activated in sleep? -- Cells and molecules of the dreaming brain -- Why dream? The functions of brain activation in sleep -- Disorders of dreaming -- Dreaming as delirium : sleep and mental illness -- The new neuropsychology of dreaming -- Dreaming, learning, and memory -- Dream consciousness -- The interpretation of dreams.

In 'Dreaming' Hobson introduces readers to sleep laboratory science, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep, and explores how the science of dreaming impacts our understanding of psychoanalysis and mental illness.

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J. Allan Hobson is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Sleep Research Society in 1988.His major research interests are the neurophysiological basis of the mind and behaviour; sleep and dreaming; and the history of neurology and psychiatry, with his most recent work focusing on the cognitive features and benefits of sleep. He is the author or co-author of many books, including: TheDreaming Brain (1988), Sleep (1995), Consciousness (1999), Dreaming as Delirium: How the brain goes out of its mind (1999), The Dream Drugstore (2001), and Out of its Mind: Psychiatry in Crisis (2001).

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