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Author Hobson, J. Allan, 1933-

Title Dreaming : an introduction to the science of sleep / J. Allan Hobson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


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 MELB  154.6 Hob/Dai  AVAILABLE
Description x, 170 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents 1. What is dreaming? -- 2. Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science? -- 3. How is the brain activated in sleep? -- 4. Cells and molecules of the dreaming brain -- 5. Why dream? : the functions of brain activation in sleep -- 6. Disorders of dreaming -- 7. Dreaming as delirium : sleep and mental illness -- 8. The new neuropsychology of dreaming -- 9. Dreaming, learning, and memory -- 10. Dream consciousness -- 11. The interpretation of dreams
Summary "Do we dream in black and white or colour? Can the blind see in their sleep? Why are dreams so bizarre? What is the purpose of dreaming?" "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. This picture is important not only for understanding dreaming itself, but also for the science of consciousness and health." "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 mental illness."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Sleep -- Physiology.
Sleep -- Physiological aspects.
Sleep -- physiology.
Sleep -- physiology.
LC no. 2003266389
ISBN 0192803042