Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

How does the dreaming brain explain the dreaming mind?

John S. Antrobus a1
a1 City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY 10025


Recent work on functional brain architecture during dreaming provides invaluable clues for an understanding of dreaming, but identifying active brain regions during dreaming, together with their waking cognitive and cognitive functions, informs a model that accounts for only the grossest characteristics of dreaming. Improved dreaming models require cross discipline apprehension of what it is we want dreaming models to “explain.”

[Hobson et al.; Neilsen; Revonsuo; Solms]