The Dreaming Mind: Waking the Mysteries of Sleep

Source: World Science Festival

Where do our dreams come from, why do we have them, and what do they mean? Can we harness them to foster creativity, solve problems, and prepare for the future? What’s happening in the brains of so-called lucid dreamers, and can new developments in this cutting-edge field of research help us unlock the mystery of consciousness itself? Researchers Deirdre Barrett, Ken Paller, and Antonio Zadra join Brian Greene for a discussion about the mystery and power of dreams and where our minds go after midnight.

This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

Footage of the Ken Paller dream study from NOVA Online: Dream Hacking, https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/d…, ©2021 WGBH Educational Foundation.

Participants:
Deirdre Barrett, Psychologist
Ken Paller, Neuroscientist
Antonio Zadra, Psychologist

Brian Greene – moderator

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