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11. The interpretation of dreams

11. The interpretation of dreams  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0011
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‘The interpretation of dreams’ considers, in light of modern neuroscience, the ways in which Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis theories were both right and wrong. Freud's correctly emphasized ... More
4. Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams

4. Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365739
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0004
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‘Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams’ assesses Chinese vernacular drama. Classical literature espoused a harmonious moral Way, but this gradually gave way to a more ... More
1. What is dreaming?

1. What is dreaming?  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0001
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‘What is dreaming?’ examines what causes dreaming, and discusses why dreams are so strange and hard to remember. Dreaming is most usefully defined and measured through perceptual, ... More
2. Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science?

2. Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science?  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0002
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‘Why did the analysis of dream content fail to become a science?’ focuses on Freud's psychoanalytic model as it was developed in his Project for a Scientific Psychology (1895) and The ... More
9. Dreaming, learning, and memory

9. Dreaming, learning, and memory  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0009
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‘Dreaming, learning, and memory’ considers the work of Robert Stickgold and the popular theory that brain activation in sleep is necessary for us to reorder the information inside our ... More
8. Eureka experiences

8. Eureka experiences  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0008
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9780199594405
In both the arts and the sciences, genius is sometimes associated with a ‘eureka experience’. ‘Eureka experiences’ assesses the histories behind Archimedes' principles of displacement and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778063
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.003.0001
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Most people take for granted that the life they are living is real. However, never to have at least suspected that things might not be exactly as they seem lacks philosophical imagination. ... More
2. How psychoanalysis began

2. How psychoanalysis began  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0002
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9780199226818
Psychoanalysis emerged between the 1880s and 1900s. Its origins can be traced to many sources, but mostly to the work of Sigmund Freud. ‘How psychoanalysis began’ considers, in turn, ... More
1. Rethinking prehistory

1. Rethinking prehistory  

Chris Gosden

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2018
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Jun 2018
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9780191841705
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.003.0001
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A profound consideration is underway of the nature of long-term human history. The major turning points identified—the invention of farming, growth of cities, and technological change—were ... More
7. Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life

7. Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0007
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‘Jokes and The Psycho–pathology of Everyday Life’ investigates the concept of ‘Freudian slips’, as well as examining the science of jokes. Freud saw Freudian slips as arising from ... More
6. Disorders of dreaming

6. Disorders of dreaming  

J. Allan Hobson

in Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775499
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.003.0006
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‘Disorders of dreaming’ looks at the way in which the brain systems mediating dreaming can become exaggerated or distorted, with unwelcome consequences. Nightmares and night terrors are ... More
Reality: A Very Short Introduction

Reality: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Westerhoff

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778063
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.001.0001
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9780199594412
Reality: A Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive ... More
1. Dreams and simulations

1. Dreams and simulations  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778063
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.003.0002
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9780199594412
How can we tell the difference between dreams and reality and does it matter? There are consequences that become extreme if we assume that all that exists is just the body and ideas. This ... More
Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Sabina Knight

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.001.0001
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9780195392067
Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in ... More
2. The Discovery of a Vocation

2. The Discovery of a Vocation  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0002
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9780192854094
According to ‘The Discovery of a Vocation’, nothing in Descartes' early years pointed to his eventual career. He was educated at a Jesuit college where he showed a special aptitude for ... More
4. Free association, dreams, and transference

4. Free association, dreams, and transference  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776793
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0004
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9780192854551
‘Free association, dreams and transference’ examines Freud's methods for dream analysis. Freud gradually abandoned hypnosis in favour of free association — uncensored thoughts and ... More
Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Freud: A Very Short Introduction  

Anthony Storr

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776793
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.001.0001
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9780192854551
Freud: A Very Short Introduction discusses the life and work of Sigmund Freud. The founder of psychoanalysis, Freud developed a totally new way of looking at human nature. Only ... More
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction  

J. Allan Hobson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775499
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802156.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192802156
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction provides an increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. It explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting ... More

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