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Why Brains Dream

Robert Stickgold In Conversation With David Malone

61 mins watch time

Posted April 2021

Science, Technology & the Future

Questions on the origins and meaning of dreams are as old as humankind, and as confounding and exciting today as when nineteenth-century scientists first attempted to unravel them. Why do we dream? Do dreams hold psychological meaning or are they merely the reflection of random brain activity? What purpose do dreams serve? Harvard Professor Robert Stickgold has the answers.