The Dreaming BrainThe Dreaming Brain



A Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and neuroscientist shows how dream science draws on psychology and neurobiology to provide new insight into the nature of the human mind.

Author: J. Allan Hobson Md

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465017029

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A Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and neuroscientist shows how dream science draws on psychology and neurobiology to provide new insight into the nature of the human mind.

DreamingDreaming



In this fascinating book, Harvard researcher Hobson offers an intriguing look at the nightly odyssey through the illusory world of dreams.

Author: J. Allan Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192802156

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Page: 153

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In this fascinating book, Harvard researcher Hobson offers an intriguing look at the nightly odyssey through the illusory world of dreams. Hobson describes how the theory of dreaming has advanced dramatically over the past 50 years, sparked by the use of EEGs in the 1950s and by recent innovations in brain imaging. 20 illustrations.

DreamingDreaming



Focusing on dreaming to explain the mechanisms of sleep and sleep laboratory science, this book explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting theories in psychoanalysis, and how it is helping our understanding of the causes of ...

Author: J. Allan Hobson

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ISBN: 0192804820

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What is dreaming? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? In this fascinating book, Harvard researcher Allan Hobson offers an intriguing look at our nightly odyssey through the illusory world of dreams. Hobson describes how the theory of dreaming has advanced dramatically over the past fifty years, sparked by the use of EEGs in the 1950s and by recent innovations in brain imaging. We have learned for instance that, in dreaming, some areas of the brain are very active--the visual and auditory centers, for instance--while others are completely shut down, including the centers for self-awareness, logic, and memory. Thus we can have visually vivid dreams, but be utterly unaware that the sequence of events or locales may be bizarre and, quite often, impossible. And because the memory center is inactive, we don't remember the dream at all, unless we wake up while it is in progress. Hobson also shows that modern research has disproved most of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams (as one scientist put it, "Freud was 50% right and 100% wrong"), but we have gained new insight into the nature of mental illness. The book also discusses dream disorders (nightmares, night terrors, sleep walking), the possible link between dreaming and the regulation of body temperature, the effects of sleep deprivation, and much more. With special boxed features that highlight intriguing questions--Do we dream in color? (yes), Do animals dream? (probably), Do men and women dream differently? (no)--Dreaming offers a cutting-edge account of the most mysterious area of our mental life.

Dreaming as DeliriumDreaming as Delirium



In this book J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling—and controversial—theory of consciousness.

Author: J. Allan Hobson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262581795

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In this book J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling—and controversial—theory of consciousness. Our brain-mind, as he calls it, is not a fixed identity but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming. With a new foreword by the author. In this book, J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling—and controversial—theory of consciousness. Our brain-mind, as he calls it, is not a fixed identity but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming. Drawing on his work both as a sleep researcher and as a psychiatrist, Hobson looks in particular at the strikingly similar chemical characteristics of the states of dreaming and psychosis. His underlying theme is that the form of our thoughts, emotions, dreams, and memories derive from specific nerve cells and electrochemical impulses described by neuroscientists. Among the questions Hobson explores are: What are dreams? Do they have any hidden meaning, or are they simply emotionally salient images whose peculiar narrative structure refects the unique neurophysiology of sleep? And what is the relationship between the delirium of our dream life and psychosis? Originally published by Little, Brown under the title The Chemistry of Conscious States.

The Dreaming BrainThe Dreaming Brain



While such studies have been conducted elsewhere in the brain and with encouraging results for our model — they have not yet been done in the brain stem itself . According to the reciprocal - interaction model , it should also be ...

Author: J. Allan Hobson

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ISBN: UOM:39015013108017

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Page: 319

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Surveys modern brain research, and argues that dreams are transparent psychological phenomena resulting from brain activity on the molecular and cellular levels

Dream LifeDream Life



In Dream Life, Hobson conducts an experimental investigation into his life and work.

Author: J. Allan Hobson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262294775

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Page: 312

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A pioneer in sleep and dream science surveys his life and work through the lens of dreaming and consciousness. J. Allan Hobson's scientific experimentation began in childhood, with a soot-filled investigation into the capacity of a chimney to admit Santa Claus. (He discovered that even with the damper open the chimney was far too narrow.) Hobson's life as an experimentalist has continued through a pioneering career devoted to aligning psychology and biology and to investigating the relationship of dreaming and consciousness. In Dream Life, Hobson conducts an experimental investigation into his life and work. Hobson charts his developing consciousness through a vividly imagined conception (in October of 1932), birth, and babyhood, offering a theory about "protoconsciousness" in fetuses and infants. He recounts his youthful zeal for scientific discovery, his early sexual experimentation, and his education. He describes taking on the entrenched Freudians at Harvard Medical School in the 1950s, as a maverick psychiatrist who wanted to replace psychoanalysis with biological science. He describes his further studies, his marriages and love affairs, his travels, and what he learned about the brain from his whiplash-induced amnesia after a 1963 automobile accident and from his "brain death" after a stroke in 2001. Through it all, Hobson uses his life as the ultimate case study for his theory that REM sleep provides a test pattern that allows the brain to develop "offline." Dreams—most intense in REM sleep, when the brain is active—need no Freudian-style decoding, he says. Dreaming is a glorious mental state, to be enjoyed and studied for what it tells us about consciousness.

Communing with the GodsCommuning with the Gods



The book examines the place of dreaming in the experience of peoples from diverse cultures and historical backgrounds.

Author: Charles D. Laughlin

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ISBN: 0980711169

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Page: 588

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Presents the most comprehensive account of culture and dreaming available in the anthropology of dreaming, and is written by an anthropologist who is also trained in neuroscience, and who is himself a lucid dreamer and Tibetan Tantric dream yoga practitioner. The book examines the place of dreaming in the experience of peoples from diverse cultures and historical backgrounds. The perspective is that of neuroanthropology - the merger of neuroscience with ethnographic research on dreaming.

Neuropsychology of the Dreaming BrainNeuropsychology of the Dreaming Brain



This neurological perspective of dreaming is the basis for all the implications of dreams you will explore and discover through the Neuropsychology of the Dreaming Brain.\\Ken Howell is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive ...

Author: Ken Howell

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ISBN: 0595372619

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Page: 136

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"These grand personages who set out to discover the great truth and never quite find it, give me a pain They can't find it because they are always looking in the wrong place." -Galileo Galilee Drs. Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and the giants of dream psychology in last century missed the mark. Finally, we get the answers and the evidence about sleep and dreaming we have sought: Why we and all animals sleep Why we dream and are they truly meaningful Why we forget some dreams and remember others Through these answer, we learn about brain evolution and structure, ADC (after-death-contact), telepathy, precognition, schizophrenia, and much more. Empirically, psychology of any sort without an underlying neurological structure as its progenitor is not possible. Dreams are not possible without the neurological structure we have evolved to support dreaming. This neurological perspective of dreaming is the basis for all the implications of dreams you will explore and discover through the Neuropsychology of the Dreaming Brain.

The Three Pound Crystal BallThe Three Pound Crystal Ball



The Three Pound Crystal Ball is a landmark book that combines physics, psychology, personal experiences, extensive research, and neuroscience to establish that the dreaming brain can indeed see the future, and in turn prepare for it; a book ...

Author: Louis Ferrante

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ISBN: 0692439080

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The Three Pound Crystal Ball is a landmark book that combines physics, psychology, personal experiences, extensive research, and neuroscience to establish that the dreaming brain can indeed see the future, and in turn prepare for it; a book for scientists and non-scientists alike, or anyone that has ever dreamt a dream that came true.Louis Ferrante takes the reader on a journey through history and time to unravel his brain/time theory. His startling conclusion: The brain can indeed see the near future.

Dreaming on Both Sides of the BrainDreaming on Both Sides of the Brain



This book will teach you how to: Unlock the secrets of your personal dream language Explore and interpret the meaning of your dreams Harness the power of the brain to uncover a life of greater richness and meaning So often when we awake we ...

Author: Doris E. Cohen

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612834092

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A dream is not just white noise or something that happens to you while you sleep. Dreams are the secret language of your unconscious. This book will teach you how to: Unlock the secrets of your personal dream language Explore and interpret the meaning of your dreams Harness the power of the brain to uncover a life of greater richness and meaning So often when we awake we find that our dreams have either evaporated like mist or seem to be just on the edge of our memory. Many people cannot recall their dreams at all. Cohen has developed a 7-step process to let you tap into the rich repository of your subconscious: Recall and record. Title your dream. Read or repeat aloud. Consider what is uppermost in your life right now. Describe your dream’s objects and qualities as if you were talking to a Martian. Summarize the message from the unconscious. Consider the dream’s guidance for waking life. Drawing on years of clinical experience and her familiarity with Freud, myth, and sacred writings, Cohen presents a program that results in a life of abundance, texture, and self-awareness.