Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra On Dreams

Jan 21, 2021

Why do we dream? That’s one of the questions that Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold are trying to answer in their book, When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep.

Think of the last time you had a vivid dream. When you woke up, was the dream seared into your brain, only to quickly — and maddeningly — fade away? Sleep and dream researchers Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra join us Friday at noon to talk us through the mysteries of dreams – from nightmares to prophetic dreams – and explain why dreaming is necessary. 

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  • Antonio Zadra is a professor at the Université de Montréal and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine. He is the co-author of When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep. [IndieBound| Amazon | Bookshop | Audible]
  • Robert Stickgold is a professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is featured in the 2007 Radiolab episode "Dreams," which you can listen to here. He is the co-author of When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep. [IndieBound| Amazon | Bookshop | Audible]