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Landscapes of the night : how and why we dream

Author: Christopher Riche Evans; Peter Evans
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a new theory of how and why we dream.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evans, Christopher Riche.
Landscapes of the night.
New York : Viking Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)987972194
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Riche Evans; Peter Evans
ISBN: 0670417777 9780670417773
OCLC Number: 10273554
Description: 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Traditional theories of sleep and dreams. Life on a dangerous planet --
Physical theories: the body --
The resting brain? --
Kleitman: further physical theories --
Psychical theories: beginnings --
Dreaming of uncle Harry --
Probing the paranormal --
The psychological view: enter Sigmund Freud --
Cracks in the Freudian edifice --
pt. 2. A change of direction. Of mice and men and other sleepers --
Sleep deprivation --
The nature of hallucinations --
The trapping of the dream --
pt. 3. The computer theory. Evolution of an idea --
The brain as a computer --
Programs of the mind --
The stuff of dreams --
In search of patterns --
The facts of sleep --
pt. 4. The quest for inner space. A key to creativity --
Dreaming to learn: learning to dream.
Responsibility: Christopher Evans ; edited and completed by Peter Evans.

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Presents a new theory of how and why we dream.

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