Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber

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9780313386640: Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber
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This fascinating reference covers the major topics concerning dreaming and sleep, based on the latest empirical evidence from sleep research as well as drawn from a broad range of dream-related interdisciplinary contexts, including history and anthropology.


· 330 alphabetically arranged entries

· An appendix provides resources for further reading, including online sources

· A special index on dreams

· Primary resources lists afer each entry for reference and review

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A little known fact is that dreams change across a lifetime … just one of the many curiosities concerning the state of sleep. Humankind has been fascinated with the mystery behind dreams since the beginning of time. Recent breakthroughs in sleep research and the study of dreams now reveal the scientific rationale for this previously unexplained phenomena.

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Deirdre Barrett, PhD, is assistant clinical professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Patrick McNamara, PhD, is director of the Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine, MA.

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