The Twenty Four Hour Mind

Author: Rosalind D. Cartwright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199896283
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In The Twenty-four Hour Mind, sleep researcher Rosalind Cartwright brings together decades of research into the bizarre sleep disorders known as 'parasomnias' to propose a new theory of how the human brain works consistently throughout waking and sleeping hours, based upon research showing that one of the primary purposes of sleep is to aid in regulating emotions and processing experiences that occur during waking hours.

Crisis Dreaming

Author: Rosalind Cartwright
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595155510
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Rosalind Cartwright, Ph.D. and Lynne Lamberg present new evidence that dreams are coherent symbolic reflections of the dreamer's mental state. They show that you can learn about yourself and your problems by studying your dreams. Crisis Dreaming provides simple, effective strategies for remembering your dreams and for "rewriting" better dream scripts while you sleep. These tactics are based on Dr. Cartwright's more than 25 years of scientific research. You can carry the insight you gain from your dreams into your waking life to help resolve depression and anxiety brought on by divorce, bereavement, serious illness, job loss, and other crises. In this book, you'll meet people who learned, with Dr. Cartwright's help, to use their dreams to change their daily lives. They gained control over the demons that plagued them. By following the guidelines in this book, you can achieve that goal, too.

13 Dreams Freud Never Had

Author: J. Allan Hobson
Publisher: Pi Press
ISBN:
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Praise for "13 Dreams Freud Never Had "As "13 Dreams demonstrates, J. Allan Hobson is gifted with both an intimate, first-hand knowledge of the brain' s workings and a powerful literary imagination, qualities that make him one of the finest living practitioners and explicators of modern neuroscience."--John Horgan, author of "The End of Science, The Undiscovered Mind, and "Rational Mysticism "Allan Hobson has written a remarkable first-a kind of autobiography literally woven out of dreams. From the giant lobster brain to disembodied kisses, from neural labyrinths to opaline Harvard stairways, he makes you turn page after page in anticipation of what he will dream up next, and what he will reveal about his life. In the process, you will partake of a great scientist' s journey of self-discovery. And you will learn, pace Freud, what dreams really have to say about us. A unique and gripping book, extraordinarily honest and human."--Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of "A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination "Allan Hobson has been a distinguished pioneer in the physiological investigation of dreaming. But the meaning of a dream, as he knows, is not the same thing as its function for the brain. In this lively, candid, refreshingly autobiographical book, Hobson shows that dreams possess emotional and ideational content of a straightforward, transparent kind. With "13 Dreams Freud Never Had, dream interpretation is wrested from the deep-theoretical "experts" and handed back to the only qualified authority-the dreamer him or herself."--Frederick Crews, principal author of "The Memory Wars: Freud' s Legacy inDispute "What if Freud were still alive today and could rely on current neuroscience to construct a theory of dreams in lieu of his stillborn 1895 "Project? Hobson tells us intriguingly why, nowadays, Freud would discard the disguise--censorship model along with his erstwhile wish--monopoly of dream formation in favor of recognizing fears, anxiety, and anger as coordinate dream motives with wishes."--Adolf Grunbaum, Andrew Mellon professor of Philosophy of Science, professor of Psychiatry, and chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh "A remarkable first-a kind of autobiography-literally woven out of dreams."--Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph. D. The new mind science revolution sweeping the world is providing astonishing new insights into almost every aspect of our daily lives. But where did it all come from? One answer, as Allan Hobson now demonstrates in his elegant masterpiece "13 Dreams Freud Never Had, is the simple act of waking up and thinking about our dreams. Freud ushered in the modern era of neuroscience when he set out on his great Project for a Scientific Psychology in an effort to bring science to the world of our imaginations. One of the first sites of his investigation was the interpretation of dreams. Freud believed dreams resulted from an elaborate effort of the mind to conceal unacceptable instinctual wishes welling up from the unconscious when the ego relaxes its prohibition of the id in sleep. But modern neuroscience, including Hobson' s own research, has shown this understanding of the brain to be wrong. As Hobson lucidly explains, the bizarre nature of our dreams has nothing to do with repressed emotion as Freud taught; itresults from the way the brain is physically built. Chemical mechanisms in the brain stem during deep REM sleep, which shift the activation of various regions of the cortex, generate these changes. Here is an amazingly clear window on how thoughts are actually created from our memories of experiences. Each chapter of this book begins with notes describing a dream taken after Dr. Hobson awoke from it. Dr. Hobson discusses how the dreams can be interpreted given the circumstances of his waking life. Each chapter then maps how that interpretation fits into the physical structure of the brain-for instance, why movements our bodies make and movements we see in our mind' s eye are so much a part of how we think. Allan Hobson and other brain researchers have, over the last several decades, been constructing a new neurocognitive model of the mind. With the unique perspective of one of the revolution' s leading researchers, this superb book delivers a fresh, vivid, and compellingly personal overview of how that new science of the mind is being built. J. Allan Hobson, received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, where he is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology. His books include "The Chemistry of Conscious States, The Dreaming Brain, and "Sleep. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. (c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

The Wrongful Conviction Of Oscar Pistorius

Author: Brent Willock
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
ISBN: 161153268X
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Just when the world thought Oscar Pistorius’ meteoric rise to Olympic glory and international celebrity had terminated abysmally in prison, Brent Willock’s scientific perspective reopens this gripping narrative for an astonishing re-view. Olympian Oscar Pistorius’ spectacular assent to fame ground to a screeching halt in the wee hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013. Hearing a sound emanating from his bathroom, he grabbed his pistol and he stumbled to the washroom, screaming at the intruders to leave. Fearing someone was about to emerge to harm him and his girlfriend, Reeva, he fired four bullets into the bathroom. Soon he realized he had killed his lover. Horrified, he summoned the authorities. The investigating detective believed this was yet another case of an escalating argument where a man murdered his partner. World opinion is split. Some believe Oscar. Others are convinced he committed a despicable crime of passion. Distinguished clinical psychologist Brent Willock brings an entirely new perspective to bear on these horrific events: that Oscar’s horrific actions occurred while he was in a state of paradoxical sleep, also known as parasomnia. Throughout this book, Willock uses scientific scrutiny and legal precedence to resolve the crucial anomalies surrounding the Oscar Pistorius trial. Willock also discusses how mental health experts and the defense team might have overlooked the hypothesis of parasomnia that could have exonerated Oscar. Millions who followed the Blade Runner’s astonishing achievements, uplifted and inspired by his triumph over physical adversity, were crushed by his precipitous plunge from grace. They were baffled. Even Oscar himself, in a television interview shortly before his sentencing, achingly asked, “I always think, How did this possibly happen? How could this have happened?” At last, Willock’s elegant work responds to these poignant questions that have so plagued and pained Reeva’s family, friends, Oscar, and, indeed, the world.

Why We Sleep

Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144316
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"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

How We Grieve Relearning The World

Author: Thomas Attig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199780137
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If we wish to understand loss experiences we must learn details of survivors stories. The new version of How We Grieve: Relearning the World tells in-depth tales of survival to illustrate the poignant disruption of life and suffering that loss entails. It shows how through grieving we overcome challenges, make choices, and reshape our lives. These intimate treatments of coping with loss address the needs of grieving people and those who hope to support and comfort them. The accounts promote understanding of grieving itself, encourage respect for individuality and the uniqueness of loss experiences, show how to deal with helplessness in the face of choiceless events, and offer guidance for caregivers. The stories make it clear that grieving is not about living passively through stages or phases. We are not so alike when we grieve; our experiences are complex and richly textured. Nor is grieving about coming down with grief symptoms. No one can treat us to make things better. No one can grieve for us. Grieving is instead an active process of coping and relearning how to be and how to act in a world where loss transforms our lives. Loss forces us to relearn things and places; relationships with others, including fellow survivors, the deceased, even God; and our selves, our daily life patterns, and the meanings of our life stories. This revision adds an introductory essay about developments in the authors thinking about grieving as relearning the world. It highlights and clarifies its most distinctive and still salient themes. It elaborates on how his thinking about these themes has expanded and deepened since the first edition. And it places his treatment of those themes in the broader context of current writings on grief and loss.

Dreamland Adventures In The Strange Science Of Sleep

Author: David K. Randall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083934
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An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep. Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into a hallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers’ odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder? This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again.

The Secret World Of Sleep

Author: Penelope A. Lewis
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137386975
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In recent years neuroscientists have uncovered the countless ways our brain trips us up in day-to-day life, from its propensity toward irrational thought to how our intuitions deceive us. The latest research on sleep, however, points in the opposite direction. Where old wives tales have long advised to "sleep on a problem," today scientists are discovering the truth behind these folk sayings,and how the busy brain radically improves our minds through sleep and dreams. In The Secret World of Sleep, neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research intothe nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep. She shows how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts. By understanding the roles that the nocturnal brain plays in our waking life, we can improve the relationship between the two, and even boost creativity and become smarter. This is a fascinating exploration of one of the most surprising corners of neuroscience that shows how science may be able to harness the power of sleep to improve learning, health, and more.

Wide Awake And Dreaming

Author: Julie Flygare
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ISBN: 9780988314900
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Julie Flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepiness - aspects of dream sleep taking place while wide awake. Yet, narcolepsy was a wake-up call for Julie. Her illness propelled her onto a journey she never imagined - from lying paralyzed on her apartment floor to dancing euphorically at a nightclub; from the classrooms of Harvard Medical School to the start line of the Boston Marathon. "Wide Awake and Dreaming" is a revealing first-hand account of dreams gone wrong with narcolepsy. It's the brave story of one woman trampling over barriers and finding light in the darkest of circumstances.

24 7 Late Capitalism And The Ends Of Sleep

Author: Jonathan Crary
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1781680930
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Capitalism’s colonization of every hour in the day 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life. Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.