In Search of Dreams Author : Inge Strauch Publisher : SUNY Press Total Pages : 252 Release : 1996-01-01 ISBN 10 : 0791427595 ISBN 13 : 9780791427590 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK In Search of Dreams Book Description: This book presents an overview of the methods and results of laboratory dream research: the collection of dreams under various conditions; different methods of dream evaluation; physiological and psychological factors of dream recall; memory sources of dreams; and dreams in different sleep stages. The main focus is to describe the phenomenology of dreams. What are the common features of dreaming with regard to images, thoughts, and emotions? Where does the dream take place and who enters the dream "theatre"? In what kinds of scenarios do dreamers find themselves? The authors' evidence is based on dreams collected in their sleep laboratory. Results of analysis of 500 REM dreams are discussed with reference to sex differences, children's dreams, and waking fantasies.