Originally published in 1986, the emphasis in this book is on dreaming rather than sleeping. This reflected the recent emergence of interest in dreaming among professionals, in the general public, and across disciplines at the time. Each chapter offers a review of its area with pertinent references. Selected references are annotated. The annotated references represent the cutting edge of the area under review or are classical, historically important pieces or studies that represent a key turning point. Therefore, the number of annotations varies from chapter to chapter. This book gives the reader a basic grounding in what we know about the sleep state and then details sleep mentation or dreaming. Although this book is not totally comprehensive, it will give the reader a good look at the basic sleep phenomena and a more detailed look at contemporary work on dreaming.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part 1: Sleep 1. An Overview of Sleep William Moorcroft 2. An Overview of the Body and the Brain in Sleep William Moorcroft and Jennifer Clothier 3. Neuroanatomical, Neurophysiological, and Biochemical Aspects of Sleep: An Historical Perspective John Zimmerman 4. Insomnia Amy D. Bertelson Part 2: Dreams Section A: Basic Dream Processes 5. On the Single-Mindedness and Isolation of Dream Psychophysiology Alan Moffitt and Robert Hoffman 6. Recalling Dreams: An Examination of Daily Variation and Individual Differences Kathryne E. Belicki 7. Effects of Presleep and During Sleep Stimuli on the Content of Dreams David Koulack Section B. Cognitively Based Theoretical Considerations of Dreaming 8. Dreams and Self-Knowledge Donald Kuiken 9. Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Dreams Harry Hunt 10. Transcendental Consciousness: A Fourth State of Consciousness Beyond Sleep, Dreaming, and Waking Charles N. Alexander, Robert W. Cranson, Robert W. Boyer, and David W. Orme-Johnson Section C: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Dreaming 11. Ethnographic Considerations of the Cross Cultural Study of Dreams Robert K. Dentan 12. Dreams and Literature: A Reader’s Guide Carol Rupprecht. Author Index. Subject Index