When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep by Antonio Zadra
Overview: A comprehensive, eye-opening exploration of what dreams are, where they come from, what they mean, and why we have them.
Questions on the origins and meaning of dreams are as old as humankind, and as confounding and exciting today as when nineteenth-century scientists first attempted to unravel them. Why do we dream? Do dreams hold psychological meaning or are they merely the reflection of random brain activity? What purpose do dreams serve?
When Brains Dream addresses these core questions about dreams while illuminating the most up-to-date science in the field. Written by two world-renowned sleep and dream researchers, it debunks common myths?that we only dream in REM sleep, for example―while acknowledging the mysteries that persist around both the science and experience of dreaming.