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Dreaming: A Gateway to the Unconscious?

On the science of consciousness, event 2 of 3 by the NY Academy of Science. Let's meet after the talk to discuss, at the free reception.

Tickets do sell out, so good to buy soon! $10 for ALL 3 events in the series for NYAS members.

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Where do our dreams originate from, and what do they tell us? Is there a universal set of symbols that are common to all dreams, regardless of a person's ethnicity or culture? What does dreaming reveal about the unconscious? Why do some dreams remain etched in our memories, whereas others are almost instantly forgotten? Some scientists have adopted the position that dreams are little more than noise in the brain, without any substantive purpose or function. Yet such a stance seemingly runs counter to the experience of many people who reflect upon and even analyze their dreams, often in search of clues to their daily lives or insights into their deeper selves. Similarly, in virtually all wisdom traditions, dreams are invoked as an important source of revelation or prophecy. Psychologist Deirdre Leigh Barrett, dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley, and sleep/dream medicine expert Rubin Naiman will examine dreams from a variety of perspectives to answer these questions.

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  • Ayala (.

    Hi everyone. I am on the 40th floor. Please ask receptionist to point you to the Science and Nature meetup. I am waiting near front desk (40th floor)


    • Ayala (.

      Please mention downstairs that you are joining the Science and Nature meetup group and they will send you up earlier than 6:30.


  • Ayala (.

    Hi everyone! I will put up a sign 'Science & Nature Meetup' so that we can meet and talk after the lecture. See you all tonight. Lena


  • Ayala (.

    Hi everyone! I wanted to remind you that this event is on December 7th. Do not forget to buy your tickets via New York Academy of Science site:

    Hope to see everyone there! Bring your friends as well! Lena

    November 28

  • Ayala (.

    Hi Susan! I just registered for this event with the new york academy of sciences. Do we meet as a group before the event? And if so--where and how to recognize you? Thank you

    November 15

    • Susan S

      Hi Lena! Usually what I do is put a 'Science & Nature' sign up on a table where we can congregate after the talk and have snacks together. As it turns out, the holiday party for my sailing club is the same night however, so I will have to miss this event. Would you be comfortable being the point person on this?

      November 17

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