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Smart Talk: The science of dreams (encore)

Written by Scott LaMar | May 5, 2015 6:00 PM
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Dreaming is one of the most fascinating and mysterious human functions.  Although we all dream on a daily basis, we have little control over our dreams and almost always wake up barely being able to remember what happened in our minds while we were asleep.

So, why do we dream? Does dreaming serve a purpose and if so, what is it? And why is it that we can remember some of our dreams, but not others?

Did you know that dreams help humans learn, can enhance creativity, and actually is a survival mechanism?

On this episode of Smart Talk, we discuss the science of dreams with Dr. Shaun Cook, assistant professor of psychology at Millersville University. That doesn't include trying to interpret dreams, because dream interpretation isn't really science.  The program includes factual information about dreams that most of us are probably unaware of.

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Dr. Shaun Cook, assistant professor of psychology at Millersville University

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  • Ashley img 2015-05-06 08:43

    Please bring Dr. Cook back for this topic again!