What are dreams and what do they have to offer your waking self?
Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D.Dreams have produced art, music, novels, films, mathematical proofs, designs for architecture, telescopes, and computers. Dreaming is essentially our brains thinking in another biochemical state—and therefore it’s likely to solve some problems on which our waking minds have become stuck. Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett’s research has explored the role of dreaming in everyday problems and creative projects, the brain processes behind this, and how dream incubation can increase problem solving dreams. This talk will take inspiration from great historical dreams and modern lab research in presenting techniques to increase the likelihood that you will have breakthrough dreams—and recall and act on them.
Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D. is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s Behavioral Medicine Program. She is Past President of both the International Association for the Study of Dreams and The Society for Psychological Hypnosis. Dr. Barrett has written four books including The Committee of Sleep (Crown, 2001), and edited four others including Trauma and Dreams (Harvard University Press, 2001). Dr. Barrett has published dozens of academic articles and chapters on health, hypnosis, and dreams. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox, PBS, The Discovery Channel, and the BBC. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Life, TIME, and Newsweek, and her own articles have appeared in Psychology Today and Scientific American Mind.
Lecture starts at 6:30 sharp.