A Vast Ocean of Neglected Dream Studies

  • Giorgia Morgese
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology book series (PSHST)


Numerous scholars pioneered psychological, medical, and neurophysiological models of dreaming in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Obviously, they used different methods for data collection and different approaches to data analysis than researchers of the twenty-first century. Contributors to this volume analyze in depth these approaches, methods, and results for early researchers in several different countries. These contributions flesh out the history of dream research in areas where historical publications have been neglected and may stimulate further research on the history of dreams and dreaming.


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  • Giorgia Morgese
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  1. 1.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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