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Jan16-13, 10:16 AM
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More about the difference between scientific study of the effects of dreaming as opposed to non-scientifc "dream interpretation".

Harvard University psychologist Deirdre Barrett might have some answers for us. In a recent review of evolutionary theories concerning the possible adaptive function of dreaming, Barrett shrugs off the better-known psychoanalytic theories of dreams (for example, Freud’s “wish fulfillment” and Jungian archetypes) as being irreconcilable with a Darwinian framework and instead highlights the major contemporary, biologically informed theories. Remember, the key question for us to consider is why dreaming occurs at all, since it’s not immediately apparent why natural selection wouldn’t have simply engineered a dreamless, non-REM sleep.

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Here's an easily readable review of an article describing a logical approach to getting started.
This isn't science. That source isn't valid either, it's not on the list of acceptable sources. It's some guy's website.

Here's an easily readable review of an article describing a logical approach to getting started.
The author being reviewed is, interestingly, a Political Science major turned psychologist, exactly like Evo's friend Professor Noll. He too went to Harvard.
Not even close to true.

Your "source" went to Harvard Divinity School for two years. He has an MA in Theological studies and an M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Southwestern college.

He does not even have a PhD.

Dr Noll Currently is Associate Professor of Psychology at DeSales University.

He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

He taught and conducted research at Harvard University for four years as a postdoctoral fellow and as Lecturer in History of Science. During the 1995-1996 academic year he was a Visiting Scholar at MIT and a Resident Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology.

Again, managing to pull a thread off topic with irrelevant comments.