Mining the Mystery of Why We Dream

52 min
at 10:00 AM
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In her new book "Why We Dream," science writer Alice Robb argues that dreams are not "silly little stories" but rather help us form memories, manage anxiety and spark creativity. We'll discuss the latest science behind dreams with Robb and Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett. And we'd like to hear from you: have your dreams helped you solve a problem or cope with stress or trauma?

Guests:

Alice Robb, author, "Why We Dream"; staff writer, The New Republic

Deirdre Barrett, assistant professor of psychology,Harvard Medical School; author, "The Committee of Sleep," "Trauma and Dreams," and "Supernormal Stimuli"

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