An evolutionary psychology of sleep and dreams
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An evolutionary psychology of sleep and dreams by Patrick McNamara

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Published by Praeger Publishers in Westport, CT .
Written in English

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StatementPatrick McNamara.
LC ClassificationsQP
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
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Open LibraryOL22613113M
ISBN 100275978753

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  An Evolutionary Psychology of Sleep and Dreams Explains an unprecedented application of evolutionary analysis to REM sleep and dreams, showing how evolutionary conflict theory and costly signaling theory can shed new light on old problems and puzzles in the study of sleep and dreams. SciTech Book News, "McNamara makes a seminal contribution to both evolutionary psychology and the neuropsychology of sleep and dreams. Get this from a library! An evolutionary psychology of sleep and dreams. [Patrick McNamara] -- The biology of rapid eye movement sleep has puzzled scientists since its initial description in Challenging existing claims concerning the functions of Rapid Eye Movement sleep and the. Challenging existing claims concerning the functions of Rapid Eye Movement sleep and the purported meaninglessness of dreams, this text offers a complete and up-to-date survey on the anatomy, physiology, ontogeny, and phylogeny of REM sleep as well as the cognitive neuroscience of dream phenomonolgy and dream content. The text underlines the importance of looking at how REM 1/5(1).

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