Comment: If you're looking for a new-age type book about dream
interpretation, look elsewhere, but if you're interested in the
physiology of why, and how we dream and a history of dream research,
interspersed with many fascinating facts to entertain and amuse -
this is the book for you.
Rock starts with the discovery of the REM phase of sleep by a University of Chicago graduate student (Eugene Aserinsky) who regularly wired up his 8 year old son with electrodes while he slept, in the interest of science. She then goes on to describe William Dement's research into the five stages of normal sleep - he converted part of his apartment into a lab and had members of the Rockette's dance troupe sleepover wired up to his machines; cash for ...
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