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The Dream Drugstore: Chemically Altered States of Consciousness

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In this book, J. Allan Hobson offers a new understanding of altered states of consciousness based on knowledge of how our brain chemistry is balanced when we are awake and how that balance shifts when we fall asleep and dream. He draws on recent research that enables us to explain how psychedelic drugs work to disturb that balance and how similar imbalances may cause depre ...more
Paperback, 349 pages
Published August 23rd 2002 by Bradford Book (first published 2001)
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Aug 20, 2007 Mark rated it liked it
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In 2003, I was projects editor at my newspaper and I enlisted a group of reporters to write a series on dreams and what they mean, based on the best scientific research available. This book helped me understand much of the brain chemistry of dreaming. Written by a Harvard psychiatrist, it refutes Freud's theory that dreams were expressions of repressed instinctual drives, and says they reflect normal brain activation during sleep, using a different neurotransmitter system than during waking hour ...more
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Feb 10, 2011 Red rated it liked it
Definitely not a "fun" read. But Hobson is amazing! I'm not %100 sold on his AIM model but it's the best thing I've read so far in relating how the brain changes from a waking to a sleeping state
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John Allan Hobson is an American psychiatrist and dream researcher. He is known for his research on rapid eye movement sleep. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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