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Why We Dream

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Why We Dream

Why We Dream

Why We Dream

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: ALLAN HOBSON *Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School *Director, Neuro-physiological Laboratory, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA *Author Sleep (Scientific American Press, 1989), and Consciousness (Scientific American Press, 1998) *Author, Dreaming as Delirium (forthcoming, MIT Press, 9/99) ROSALIND CARTWRIGHT *Director, Sleep Disorder Service & Research Center, Rush Presbyterian-St.Lukes Medical Center *Author of many books, including Crisis Dreaming (Harper Collins, 1992) and Nightlife (1977) Dream interpretation has been a popular pastime since Biblical times. This century, Freud brought a quasi-scientific authority to the practice, and the imprint of psychoanalysis on the way we look at dreams has been hard to shake. The intense nature of dreams leads us to think they must have some significance, but is there really a scientific basis for dream analysis? Join Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at why we dream, and if dreams have meaning.