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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 4  
WHO CREATES, HAS, REMEMBERS, TELLS, AND INTERPRETS THE DREAM?

 

Will you know how to dream of what you do not see?

Olivier Messiaen

MANY OF THE new developments in cognitive neuroscience are teaching us that our language for speaking about human experience is inadequate and imprecise. We are discovering that our way of speaking about ourselves is based on the illusions of our conscious experience. As we come to unravel the workings of the mind/brain as measured extramentally (i.e., by methods of measuring brain activity from the outside, such as EEG, PET scans, etc.), we discover that actions of the mind/brain often do not coincide with conscious awareness of those actions.

These findings have led us to reconsider what ...

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