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

The Mind at Night

The New Science of How and Why We Dream

Paperback Published: 29th March 2005
ISBN: 9780465070695
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

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"Exceptionally lucid and engaging work of science writing." Publishers Weekly "A well-written often entertaining look inside the mind." Kirkus Reviews"

Prefacep. vii
Rockettes, EEGs, and Banana Cream Piep. 1
The Anti-Freudp. 17
Experiments of Naturep. 41
The Lesson of the Spiny Anteaterp. 61
Rerunning the Mazep. 77
Nocturnal Therapyp. 101
The Ultimate Spin Doctorp. 121
Creative Chaosp. 135
Altered Statesp. 149
Consciousness and Beyondp. 173
Epiloguep. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Notesp. 203
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780465070695
ISBN-10: 0465070698
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th March 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1