The Mind At Night by Andrea Rock
The New Science Of How And Why We Dream

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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.

About Andrea Rock

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Rock is the recipient of many awards. She lives in Croton on Hudson, New York.
Published March 25, 2009 by Basic Books. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In Rock's concluding chapters, a seamlessly narrated account of a period of sustained scientific focus on the dreaming mind eases into a broader discussion of the function of dreaming in the context of contemporary scientific findings and beliefs.

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Did you know that in dream imagery printed letters almost always mutate and clock faces quiver?

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