The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream

The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream

by Andrea Rock
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465070698

ISBN-13: 9780465070695

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Basic Books


Psychologists and philosophers have long grappled with the mysteries of dreaming, and now-thanks largely to recent innovations in brain imaging -neuroscientists are starting to join the conversation. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning journalist Andrea Rock traces the brief but fascinating history of this emerging field. She then takes us into modern sleep

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Psychologists and philosophers have long grappled with the mysteries of dreaming, and now-thanks largely to recent innovations in brain imaging -neuroscientists are starting to join the conversation. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning journalist Andrea Rock traces the brief but fascinating history of this emerging field. She then takes us into modern sleep labs across the country, asking the questions that intrigue us all: Why do we remember only a fraction of our dreams? Why are dreams usually accompanied by intense emotions? Can dreams truly spark creative thought or help solve problems? Are the universal dream interpretations of Freud and Jung valid? Accessible and engaging, The Mind at Night shines a bright light on our nocturnal journeys and tells us what the sleeping mind reveals about our waking hours.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465070695
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
418,205
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Rockettes, EEGs, and Banana Cream Pie1
The Anti-Freud17
Experiments of Nature41
The Lesson of the Spiny Anteater61
Rerunning the Maze77
Nocturnal Therapy101
The Ultimate Spin Doctor121
Creative Chaos135
Altered States149
Consciousness and Beyond173
Epilogue187
Acknowledgments201
Notes203
Bibliography213
Index219

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