NPR logo

100th Anniversary of Freud's The Interpretations of Dreams

Only Available in Archive Formats.
100th Anniversary of Freud's <i>The Interpretations of Dreams</i>

100th Anniversary of Freud's The Interpretations of Dreams

100th Anniversary of Freud's The Interpretations of Dreams

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: Leon Hoffman, M.D. Adult and Child Psychoanalyst Co-director, Parent-Child Center New York Psychoanalytic Society New York, New York Mark Solms Lecturer, Neurosurgery Saint Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine London, England Robert Stickgold Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts One hundred years ago next week, on November 4th, 1899, Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams, which outlined his theory that dreams represent our unconscious drives and desires. In this hour, we'll take a look back at Freud's ideas about dreams and dreaming, and talk about whether today's brain science backs up those ideas, or calls them into question.