The dreaming brain

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 4 May

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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Sigmund Freud was the first scientist to support the popular notion that dreams are meaningful. Fifty years later, the discovery of REM sleep thoroughly discredited the notion.

Join Mark Solms as he explores the mechanisms behind the dreaming brain and what dreams really mean. 

In this talk, Mark will discuss where the research on sleep, generated like clockwork by the ‘mindless’ brainstem, stands today.

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About the speaker

Mark Solms has spent his entire career investigating the mysteries of consciousness. Best known for identifying the brain mechanisms of dreaming and for bringing psychoanalytic insights into modern neuroscience, he is director of neuropsychology in the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town, honorary lecturer in neurosurgery at the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, and an honorary fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Mark's most recent book "The Hidden Spring" is available on Amazon and in all good bookstores.

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The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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