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Brain Growth—The Illusion and the Reality of Being, Digital Original Edition

A BIT of Dream Life


In this BIT, a pioneer in sleep and dream science addresses the infant’s experience of consciousness, considering developmental factors inaccessible to memory, the continuous evolution of the brain, and the importance of sleep to brain development.

About the Author

J. Allan Hobson is Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of The Dreaming Brain: How the Brain Creates Both the Sense and The Nonsense of Dreams, Dreaming as Delirium: How the Brain Goes Out of Its Mind (MIT Press,1999), The Dream Drugstore: Chemically Altered States of Consciousness (MIT Press, 1999, 2001), and other books.