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Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain

Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Stephen LaBerge, Jayne Gackenbach
      Pages 1-8
  3. Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Lucid Dreaming in Western Literature

      • Stephen LaBerge
      Pages 11-26
    3. Lucid Dreams in Tibetan Buddhism

      • George Gillespie
      Pages 27-35
    4. Lucidity, Sex, and Horror in Senoi Dreamwork

      • Robert K. Dentan
      Pages 37-63
  4. Empirical Approaches to the Study of Lucid Dreaming

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. From Spontaneous Event to Lucidity

      • Charles T. Tart
      Pages 67-103
    3. Lucid Dream Induction

      • Robert F. Price, David B. Cohen
      Pages 105-134
    4. The Psychophysiology of Lucid Dreaming

      • Stephen LaBerge
      Pages 135-153
    5. Correspondence during Lucid Dreams between Dreamed and Actual Events

      • Morton Schatzman, Alan Worsley, Peter Fenwick
      Pages 155-179
    6. Individual Differences Associated with Lucid Dreaming

      • Thomas J. Snyder, Jayne Gackenbach
      Pages 221-259
  5. Personal Accounts and Clinial Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261
    2. Clinical Applications of Lucid Dreaming

      • Patricia Garfield, Peter Fellows, Gordon Halliday, Judith R. Malamud
      Pages 289-319
    3. Personal Experiences in Lucid Dreaming

      • Alan Worsley
      Pages 321-341
    4. Without a Guru

      • George Gillespie
      Pages 343-350
  6. Theoretical Implications of This New Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 351-351
    2. Out-of-the-Body Experiences and Dream Lucidity

      • Harvey J. Irwin
      Pages 353-371

About this book

A conscious mind in a sleeping brain: the title of this book provides a vivid image of the phenomenon of lucid dreaming, in which dreamers are consciously aware that they are dreaming while they seem to be soundly asleep. Lucid dreamers could be said to be awake to their inner worlds while they are asleep to the external world. Of the many questions that this singular phenomenon may raise, two are foremost: What is consciousness? And what is sleep? Although we cannot pro­ vide complete answers to either question here, we can at least explain the sense in which we are using the two terms. We say lucid dreamers are conscious because their subjective reports and behavior indicate that they are explicitly aware of the fact that they are asleep and dreaming; in other words, they are reflectively conscious of themselves. We say lucid dreamers are asleep primarily because they are not in sensory contact with the external world, and also because research shows physiological signs of what is conventionally considered REM sleep. The evidence presented in this book-preliminary as it is-still ought to make it clear that lucid dreaming is an experiential and physiological reality. Whether we should consider it a paradoxical form of sleep or a paradoxical form of waking or something else entirely, it seems too early to tell.

Keywords

  • Psychotherapeut
  • Therapeut
  • Training
  • behavior
  • brain
  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • evaluation
  • interaction
  • memory
  • mind
  • psychotherapy
  • research
  • self-reference

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA

    Jayne Gackenbach

  • Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

    Stephen LaBerge

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain

  • Book Subtitle: Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming

  • Editors: Jayne Gackenbach, Stephen LaBerge

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-0423-5

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4757-0425-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4757-0423-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 468

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Clinical Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4757-0423-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)