Everyone sleeps and everyone dreams, yet we are almost entirely unconscious of what is happening to us when we sleep, and we forget almost all of our dreams. This third edition provides an insight into this most universal of subjects, critically analyzing recent research by psychologists and neuroscientists (much of which has been published since the 1990s) and reviewing historical and cultural beliefs about dreams. This title thus acts as both a comprehensive text for students and an introduction to the field for the interested lay reader.
DR JACOB EMPSON is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hull. He is the author of Human Brainwaves (Macmillan, 1986) and many academic papers on sleep, biological rhythms and human factors.