J. Allan Hobson

J. Allan Hobson is Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut and obtained an AB degree from Wesleyan University, followed by an MD from Harvard Medical School. He has worked at the Bellevue Hospital, New York, the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, and the National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Physiology at the University of Lyon, France. He was awarded the Benjamin Rush Gold Medal for Best Scientific Exhibit from the American Psychiatrist Association, and was the recipient of the 1998 Distinguished Scientist Award of the Sleep Research Society. His major research interests are the neurophysiological basis of the mind and behaviour; sleep and dreaming; and the history of neurology and psychiatry. He has contributed numerous articles to scientific journals and chapters to medical textbooks, and is the author or co-author of many books and monographs, including The Dreaming Brain, and Sleep.

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Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

by J. Allan Hobson

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What is dreaming and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and often hard to remember? Modern science has given us a new and increasingly clear picture of how dreaming is created by the brain.... (more)

Ego Damage and Repair: Toward a Psychodynamic Neurology

Ego Damage and Repair: Toward a Psychodynamic Neurology

by J. Allan Hobson

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As a psychiatric trainee at Harvard in the early 1960s, Dr Allan Hobson was taught commitment to psychoanalytic theory that was already suspect and is now almost entirely obsolete. Via a series of... (more)

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Realty

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Realty

by J. Allan Hobson

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Our brains plan conscious experience in our sleep using our waking experience only to correct a built-in, virtual reality model of the world that becomes more fully active when we sleep. We become... (more)

Out of Its Mind: Psychiatry in Crisis

Out of Its Mind: Psychiatry in Crisis

by J. Allan Hobson

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In this important book, the authors explore the roots of severe mental illness and propose, for teh first time, the development of a more balanced approach to treatment - Neurodynamics - which... (more)

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