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The Oracle of Night: The history and science of dreams
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The Oracle of Night: The history and science of dreams (Paperback)

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What is a dream? Why do we dream? How do our bodies and minds use dreams?



These questions are the starting point for this unprecedented, astonishing study of the role and significance of dreams, from the beginning of human history. An investigation on the grand scale, encompassing literature, anthropology, religion, and science, it articulates the essential place dreams occupy in human culture, and how they functioned as the catalyst that compelled us to transform our earthly habitat into a human world.



From the earliest cave paintings - where the author finds a key to humankind's first dreams, which contributed to our capacity to perceive past and future - to cutting-edge scientific research, Ribeiro arrives at startling and revolutionary conclusions about the role of dreams in human existence and evolution.



He explores the advances that contemporary neuroscience, biochemistry and psychology have made into the connections between sleep, dreams, and learning, before revealing what dreams have taught us about the neural basis of memory and the transformation of memory in recall. And he makes clear that the earliest insight into dreams as oracular has been confirmed by contemporary research.



Accessible, authoritative, and fascinating from first to last, The Oracle of Night gives us a wholly new way to understand this most basic of human experiences.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineTherapy & therapeuticsSleep disorders & therapyMind, Body & SpiritDreams & their interpretationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyStates of consciousnessSleep & dreams Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 08/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9780552177597  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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SIDARTA RIBEIRO is the founder and first director of the Brain Institute of Federal University or Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, where he currently is Professor of Neuroscience. He received a Ph.D in Animal Behavior from Rockefeller University. His research topics encompass memory, sleep and dreams, neuroplasticity, symbolic competence in in non-human animals, computational psychiatry, and psychedelics.

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