Over the past few decades, there has been a revolution in scientific knowledge about why people dream, what's happening to the brain when they do, and what the sleeping mind reveals about waking hours. Beginning with the birth of dream research in the 1950s, award-winning science reporter Rock traces the brief but fascinating history of this emerging scientific field.
I just started this book club. The first book did not interest me. The first chapter of this book however has caught my attention and I'm eagerly awaiting Chapter two. I had just awoke from a strange dream and logged onto my e-mail When to my surprise the new book is about dreams!
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a multiplex cinema in my brain at night. I like to think it's a sign of my imaginative power! I do hope the author gets into explanations of different types of dreaming.
Lylah: I do think part of it is our "creative" side-but my dreams are often full of stress, which I think reflects "stuff" going on in my life that I don't let go of, even at night. This is one of the reasons I am a psych major!
Funny. It didn't start out the way I expected, but I like that. A comical start to a non-fictional story. I almost want to know what happens to Eugene and his family more than I want to know about dreams. We will see tomorrow. Smiles.
I am so happy to read exerpts from this book. when I was a student at UCDavis in the 60's, I did an honors study on sleep, (which I didn't finish because of personal reasons). At that time Dr. Kleitman was a very big name as was the fact of Rapid Eye Movement sleep, its link to dreaming and chemical rejuvenation of the brain. I am really really excited to be brought up to date where I left off in my studies. SP
this book is really nice. I can't wait to go to the library and read the entire book!!! I'd learned in my psychology class about the stages of sleep and dream interpretation, so i had an idea what to expect from a book like this, but it just went way above my expectations!!! Happy Reading!!!!
What a great title and what a great topic. I am one of those in that stage of life where my total sleep is less and I get up several times during the night. Interestingly though, I feel more refreshed now than 10-15 years ago when I slept 9-10 hours each night and woke up tired. This book is a definite read - hope there is some information about the dreams of the blind.
I have always been interested in the study of sleep. People I work with are always trying to interpret their dreams. I look forward to reading this book and learning more about dreams and sleep. Maybe then I will beging to understand the sleep patterns of my 21 year old and my 18 year old!!!!!!