Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press UK (2005)
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Abstract

What is dreaming, and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange, and why are they so hard to remember? Replacing dream mystique with modern dream science, J. Allan Hobson provides a new and increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. Dreaming explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting theories in psychoanalysis, and how it is helping our understanding of the causes of mental illness. Through an investigation of his own dreams to illustrate and explain some of the fascinating discoveries of modern sleep science, Hobson challenges some of the traditionally accepted theories about the meaning of dreams and reveals why sleep is not just good for health but essential for life.

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