Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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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. Focusing on dreaming to explain the mechanisms of sleep, 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 mental illness.

J. Allan Hobson investigates his own dreams to illustrate and explain some of the fascinating discoveries of modern sleep science, while challenging some of the traditionally accepted theories about the meaning of dreams. He reveals how dreaming maintains and develops the mind, why we go crazy in our dreams in order to avoid doing so when we are awake, and why sleep is not just good for health but essential for life.

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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: The Dreaming 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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`Review from previous edition '...engaging new book...'
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Robert Matthews, The Sunday Telegraph

`'A short introduction to the science of dreaming that examines succinctly questions about the function, activation and interpretation of dreams as well as investigating the relationships between dreaming, learning, memory and consciousness. And there are more than a few eye-openers as Hobson
lays bare the secrets of a process that has both fascinated and mystified man for centuries.'
'
Northern Echo

`'for the excitement of science at the frontiers of consciousness theory and research, Allan Hobson's book is warmly recommended.''
Times Literary Supplement

`'an enlightening book that will provide much food for thought in anyone who reads it.''
Good Book Guide

`'a cool outline of modern knowledge about dreams''
New Scientist

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