The Neuropsychology of Dreams: A Clinico-anatomical Study
In this book, Mark Solms chronicles a fascinating effort to systematically apply the clinico-anatomical method to the study of dreams. The purpose of the effort was to place disorders of dreaming on an equivalent footing with those of other higher mental functions such as the aphasias, apraxias, and agnosias. Modern knowledge of the neurological organization of human mental functions was grounded upon systematic clinico-anatomical investigations of these functions under neuropathological conditions. It therefore seemed reasonable to assume that equivalent research into dreaming would provide analogous insights into the cerebral organization of this important but neglected function. Accordingly, the main thrust of the study was to identify changes in dreaming that are systematically associated with focal cerebral pathology and to describe the clinical and anatomical characteristics of those changes. The goal, in short, was to establish a nosology of dream disorders with neuropathological significance. Unless dreaming turned out to be organized in a fundamentally different way than other mental functions, there was every reason to expect that this research would cast light on the cerebral organization of the normal dream process.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Neglected Psychosurgical Literature
Other Abnormalities of Dreaming Described in the Literature
Summary of Provisional Conclusions and Hypotheses
10 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
absence activity agnosia amnesia anatomical aphasia appear asked aspect assessment associated authors Bilat bilateral brain cerebral cessation of dreaming changes chapter classical clinical complex conclusion confusion considered consistent continuous correlates cortex cortical deep deficit demonstrated described difficulty disorder effect et al evidence experience fact findings frequency frequency of dreaming frontal functions further global cessation hemisphere hypothesis imagery images included increased involved irreminiscence later lesions literature lobe localization loss of dreaming mechanisms medial memory mental motor neurobehavioral night nondreamers nonvisual dreaming normal normal dreaming object observation occipito-temporal occur parietal patients patients reported perception phenomena possible posterior present prosopagnosia question reality recall recurring nightmares reduced region relation reported seems seizure sleep specific structures subjective suggests symptoms syndrome Table term Test theory tion topographical typically variant visual dream-imagery visual imagery vivacity waking