Dream Science: Exploring The Forms Of Consciousness

Hardcover | February 28, 2014

byJ. F. PagelEditorJ. F. Pagel

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Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides the basis for our art, philosophy, science, and humanity. Yet there is little empiric or scientific evidence supporting the generally accepted dream-based theories of neuroconsciousness. Dream Science examines the cognitive science of dreaming and offers an evidence-based view of the phenomenon. Today, such evidence-based breakthroughs in the field of dream science are altering our understanding of consciousness. Different forms of dreaming consciousness occur throughout sleep, and dreamlike states extend into wake. Each dream state is developed on a framework of memories, emotions, representational images, and electrophysiology, amenable to studies utilizing emerging and evolving technology. Dream Science discusses basic insights into the scientific study of dreaming, including the limits to traditional Freudian-based dream theory and the more modern evidence-based science. It also includes coverage of the processes of memory and parasomnias, the sleep-disturbance diagnoses related to dreaming. This comprehensive book is a scientific exploration of the mind-brain interface and a look into the future of dream science. Provides a more evidence-based approach than any other work on the market Single source of integrated information on all aspects of dream science makes this a critical time-saving reference for researchers and clinicians Authored by one of the leaders in the field of dream research

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Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides the basis for our art, philosophy, science, and humanity. Yet there is little empiric or scientific evidence supporting the gene...

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Dreaming is the cognitive state uniquely experienced by humans and integral to our creativity, the survival characteristic that allows for the rapid change and innovation that defines our species and provides the basis for our art, philosophy, science, and humanity. Yet there is little empiric or scientific evidence supporting the gene...

JF Pagel has authored more than 170 publications. His basic research addressed the electrophysiology of consciousness, the neurochemistry of sleep and dream, and the role of REM sleep in learning and memory. His clinical work includes proofs for non-dreaming and the requirement of sleep for dream and nightmare, the diagnostic code for ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 28, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface: The REMS = Dreaming Debacle
1. Archeology, Anthropology, and Dreaming
2. Shamanism, Dreams, and Religion
3. Dream Philosophy
4. Studying Dreaming and Consciousness
5. The Forms of Waking Consciousness
6. The Conscious Forms of Sleep
7. The Nightmare--Integrating Emotions into Consciousness
8. Organizing Consciousness into Stories
9. Visual Dream Consciousness
10. Creating Artificial Dreams
11. Crossing the Line: Dreaming and Ecstasy