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Why We Dream

Author : Alice Robb
ISBN : 9780544932104
Genre : Self-Help
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A science journalist explores the latest research on dreams—how they work, what they’re for, and how we can reap the benefits. While on a research trip in Peru, science journalist Alice Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming—the uncanny phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they’re dreaming and even control the dreamed experience. Finding these forays both puzzling and exhilarating, Robb dug deeper into the science of dreams at an extremely opportune moment: just as researchers began to understand why dreams exist. They aren’t just random events; they have clear purposes. They help us learn and even overcome psychic trauma. Robb draws on fresh and forgotten research, as well as her experience and that of other dream experts, to show why dreams are vital to our emotional and physical health. She explains how we can remember our dreams better—and why we should. She traces the intricate links between dreaming and creativity, and even offers advice on how we can relish the intense adventure of lucid dreaming for ourselves. Why We Dream is both a cutting-edge examination of the meaning and purpose of our nightly visions and a guide to changing our dream lives in order to make our waking lives richer, healthier, and happier. “Robb offers a welcome antidote to the medicine administered by most sleep gurus.” —New Yorker
Category: Self-Help

Why We Dream

Author : Joe Griffin
ISBN : 9781899398430
Genre : Psychology
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Why we dream is full of real-life stories, dream examples and case histories. It satisfactorily demolishes dream theories that don’t stand up, explains why dreaming and daydreaming are crucial to human development, and why stories and metaphors have universal appeal. A book to rejuvenate psychology and genuinely change lives.
Category: Psychology

Logistics Of Dreaming

Author : Jerry DC Nelson
ISBN : 9780595354023
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Mother Nature is in the business of writing software programs in DNA. Dreaming is our software program, and it is also how early Homo sapiens learned logic and the use of tools. Author Jerry DC Nelson is neither a scientist, a doctor, nor a physiologist-just an engineer with a bottomless thirst for details on how everything works. When some of his dreams became intriguing, Nelson began to wonder why we dream. What makes us dream, and how do we dream? During Nelson's search for answers, he interviewed friends, read books and articles on the dreaming brain, and watched television programs pertaining to the functions of the brain. In all his research, he never found any satisfactory answers to the question of why we have these wonderful, unique, strange, and bizarre dreams. Then, after recording hundreds of dreams, he started to see particular patterns emerging, which lead him to formulate several theories. When Mother Nature was worked into the equation, everything fell into place. After having recorded more than 4,000 dreams and conducted many years of research, Nelson is confident that he has enough detailed information to back up his theories on why we dream. Logistics of Dreaming is his way of sharing some of Mother Nature's brilliancies concerning the dreaming brain.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Why Do We Dream

Author : Peter Folmer Sørensen
ISBN : 9788743000754
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Initially this book does not ask, how do we interpret dreams, but it does ask, why do we dream. It is Scientific psychology. There has been many theories, why we dream, but they all seem to lack something. The book develop a new theory based on the nature of dreams, and their properties. The theory is supported by dreamexamples. We see how you can realize in dreams, and how it contains emotions, that are clearified in the visual, where you see clearly. Dreams are compared to a magnifying glass, where you spot the World. The author is a Danish licensed psychologist
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

How Do We Dream

Author : Jack Myers
ISBN : 1563974002
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Answers children's questions about the human body
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The Dream Mechanism

Author : Lee J. Smith
ISBN : 0759650284
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology

The Mind At Night

Author : Andrea Rock
ISBN : 9780786739196
Genre : Psychology
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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.
Category: Psychology

Why We Sleep

Author : Matthew Walker
ISBN : 9781501144318
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.
Category: Health & Fitness

Dream On

Author : John Freddie
ISBN : 099322010X
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Wouldn't it be great if someone discovered the true reason why we dream? Well at last! The mystery has finally been solved and all the details are now contained within the pages of this book, which is filled with fascinating facts, all fitting together to show the real reason why we dream when we sleep.

When Brains Dream Exploring The Science And Mystery Of Sleep

Author : Antonio Zadra
ISBN : 9781324002840
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive, eye-opening exploration of what dreams are, where they come from, what they mean, and why we have them. Questions on the origins and meaning of dreams are as old as humankind, and as confounding and exciting today as when nineteenth-century scientists first attempted to unravel them. Why do we dream? Do dreams hold psychological meaning or are they merely the reflection of random brain activity? What purpose do dreams serve? When Brains Dream addresses these core questions about dreams while illuminating the most up-to-date science in the field. Written by two world-renowned sleep and dream researchers, it debunks common myths?that we only dream in REM sleep, for example—while acknowledging the mysteries that persist around both the science and experience of dreaming. Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold bring together state-of-the-art neuroscientific ideas and findings to propose a new and innovative model of dream function called NEXTUP—Network Exploration to Understand Possibilities. By detailing this model’s workings, they help readers understand key features of several types of dreams, from prophetic dreams to nightmares and lucid dreams. When Brains Dream reveals recent discoveries about the sleeping brain and the many ways in which dreams are psychologically, and neurologically, meaningful experiences; explores a host of dream-related disorders; and explains how dreams can facilitate creativity and be a source of personal insight. Making an eloquent and engaging case for why the human brain needs to dream, When Brains Dream offers compelling answers to age-old questions about the mysteries of sleep.
Category: Science

The Dream Mind How And Why We Dream

Author : Bill Naughton
ISBN : UOM:39015084153421
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The key to an understanding of all dream phenomena lies in knowing how we actually dream and why. Once that is grasped that enigma of sleep and dreaming largely explains itself, and dreaming can be seen for what it is - a biological safeguard of the sleeping person. So begins Bill Naughton's exploration of the dreaming mind. For many years, Bill Naughton, perhaps best known as the author of Alfie, kept a journal about his and others dream world. At times deeply personal and at others more general, this account covers a number of key topics, from the scientific and symbolic, to sexuality, arousal and guilt. Also brought into play are dream stimuli, and the importance of the artistic, be it literature, film, theatre, opera or the plastic arts. This deeply meditated book on dreaming is sure to provoke, stimulate - and to contribute to our overall understanding of just How and Why We Dream.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Paradox Of Sleep

Author : Michel Jouvet
ISBN : 0262600404
Genre : Psychology
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Jouvet tells the story of a handful of neurobiologists, including himself, who pioneered sleep and dream research in the 1950s.
Category: Psychology

101 Questions About Sleep And Dreams Revised Edition

Author : Faith Hickman Brynie
ISBN : 9781467703505
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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As in previous books in this critically acclaimed series, Brynie polled hundreds of high school students across the country to find out what they wanted to know most about sleep and dreams. Using an accessible question-and-answer format, Brynie helps readers discover and learn facts about the physical, emotional, and social topics surrounding sleeping and dreaming, including how and why we sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep and the brain.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Why Do We Dream

Author : Theo Tebbe
ISBN : 9783640635504
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,7, University of Osnabruck, course: Forging the American Mind - Literature, Philosophy and the Anticipation of Cognitive Science, language: English, abstract: Dreams can be seen as subjective phenomena that only become realities if we can remember their contents after waking. But how many of you remember your dreams and why do we dream at all? - The first question can easily be answered: About 80% according to the statistics (Jouvet 27). The answer to the second question, however, has puzzled humankind for a long time and even today scientists do not agree on one explicit theory. In my term paper I will present various answers to the question of dreaming given by different dream analysts. At first, I will give a short historical overview on the role of dreams and how they have been seen in different societies. Whereas the Ancient Egypt and the bible attributed a supernatural element to dreams, Aristotle introduced the psychological character of dreams. The main work of my paper will be the analysis of three major perspectives on dream theories: The psychoanalytical, the biological, and the cognitive perspective. Freud argued that dreams express unconscious desires and underlying wishes which he termed the latent content. In contrast, Hobson & McCarley believe that dreams are created because of random activity in the brain during a certain state of sleep (REM). More recent studies done by Stickgold try to be more precise. He argues that the brain is active during sleep because it tries to identify new connections to learn new things from old memory. In a final step, I will apply the different dream theories on a dream from the movie "Requiem for a Dream" (USA, 2000) in order to outline and compare their main features and to show what a dream can tell us about the personality and the life of the dreamer according to the three perspectives.

Children S Dreams

Author : Kelly Bulkeley
ISBN : 9781442213326
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Children’s Dreams teaches readers how to understand and appreciate memorable “big dreams” of childhood. The book introduces readers to the basic psychology and neuroscience of dreaming, then discusses dreams from early childhood through adolescence, exploring why we dream and how dreams can help us enhance creativity and make sense of our lives.
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : J. Allan Hobson
ISBN : 0192804820
Genre : Psychology
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What is dreaming? What causes dreaming? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? Modern science has given us a new and increasingly clear and complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. This picture is important not only for understanding dreaming itself,but also for a science of consciousness and of mental health and illness. This book focuses on dreaming to introduce the reader to sleep laboratory science and to the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sleep. It shows how the new science of dreaming affects theories in psychoanalysis, and how ithelps to understand the basis of mental illness.
Category: Psychology

Why We Sleep And Dream

Author : Chandler Ross
ISBN : 1090403682
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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★★ Kindle Version is FREE with Purchase of Paperback ★★ If you want to know more about sleep, its mystery, why we sleep, and how it is as important for our survival and health as air, food, and water, then this book Why We Sleep and Dream: Powerful Secrets of Better Health is a must read! Sleep is a mystery and there are many theories as to what sleep is and why we sleep. It's almost mystical how sleep creeps up on you. You wake up and begin your busy day, performing the daily tasks that you carry out each day; traveling to work or school, catching the train or bus to a second job, get the kids to and after school activities, cook dinner, sit and read the latest news, study for class the next day, go online and surf the web, or watch TV for a couple of hours. You regroup after the day, and suddenly, you get the usual feeling of drowsiness that is the first indication that you're getting sleepy and bedtime is not far behind. What many people don't realize is that the sleep you get each night, while it works to make you feel refreshed and revitalized to meet the world the next day, is really a busy time for your brain, your body, and all the hormones and cells to do their job so that you awaken not just ready to rock and start another busy day, but it's also a healthier you that you'll see when you look in the mirror the next morning. This book will give you the information you need to understand how important sleep is for you, your family, and everyone around you. It will also break down what happens when you are sleep-deprived and how it can negatively affect you physically and psychologically, not to mention how diseases can develop or be exacerbated without getting the appropriate sleep. Sleep is an important element of life that needs to be given more attention and not be taken for granted. There is much more information about the effects of sleep: What sleep is and the reasons why we sleep What things affect our sleep negatively and what you can do to combat sleep deprivation A special note to parents of newborns - how they can get some sleep and still be attentive parents to their newest member of the family What are the benefits of a good night's sleep and how it affects our health in a very positive way Are you sleeping the right number of hours for your age? How about children and adolescents - how much sleep should they be getting? How the lack of sleep is detrimental to your body, and how much you lose if your lack of sleep is chronic How the lack of sleep can create emotional issues and how sleep disorders can also cause sleep deprivation What are dreams and why we dream and the theories that scientists and researchers admit don't tell the whole story And more....
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Sexual Dreams

Author : Gayle M. V. Delaney
ISBN : PSU:000022587572
Genre : Psychology
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A noted dream expert discusses the nature of erotic dreams, examining their meaning in terms of intimate relationships, revelations of past trauma, and aspects of self-discovery, and explains how to use such dreams to enhance one's life.
Category: Psychology

Why Do We Dream Make Your Kid Smart Series

Author : Ian Olio
ISBN : 9798625130158
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Get ready for an awesome journey!Dream is a mystery and there are many theories as to what sleep is and why we dream.Do you know why do we dream? Find out the answer to this question together with your child.Why Do We Dream? asks and answers questions about the world that kids are really curious about. Each page contains full color pictures with facts presented in a fun and engaging way that your kid will love reading about.Dreams are one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity.

The Dreaming Universe

Author : Fred Alan Wolf
ISBN : 9780684801599
Genre : Psychology
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Explores psychological, physiological, and anthropological aspects of consciousness and dreaming, looking at the history of dream research from the ancient Greeks to modern experiments, and applying theories from quantum physics to human consciousness.
Category: Psychology