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Dreaming : a very short introduction

Author: J Allan Hobson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Very short introductions.
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What is dreaming and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and often hard to remember? Modern science has given us a new and increasingly clear picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. This book introduces sleep laboratory science, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep, and explores how the science of dreaming impacts our understanding of psychoanalysis and mental illness. - ;What is dreaming,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hobson, J. Allan, 1933-
Dreaming.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005279947
(OCoLC)60416981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Allan Hobson
ISBN: 9780191516559 0191516554
OCLC Number: 94490228
Notes: Originally published as: Dreaming : an introduction to the science of sleep, 2002.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; List of figures; Introduction; 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; Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: J. Allan Hobson.

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What is dreaming and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and often hard to remember? Modern science has given us a new and increasingly clear picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. This book introduces sleep laboratory science, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep, and explores how the science of dreaming impacts our understanding of psychoanalysis and mental illness. - ;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 increasingl.

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