How can our dreaming selves believe the crazy things our sleeping brains invent? How do both selves live in the same skull? And what does that say about the certainty of our waking selves that this world is real? This program investigates those two selves – and what each can tell us about the other.
In dreams, some see signs from the divine or – since Freud – the unconscious. What happens when the sleeping and waking worlds combine, such as in lucid dreaming, and why do dreams dissolve in an instant after waking? We will look to neuroscience and to social science for an explanation of how our single self can inhabit two such disparate worlds.
Matthew Wilson completed his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Masters in Electrical Engineering at University of Wisconsin, and PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at California...View Profile
Jennifer M. Windt is a senior research fellow at Monash University, Melbourne. She works in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science related to dreaming, sleep and mind...View Profile
Katie Glaskin is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests include dreams, personhood, creativity, property, and more recently, extinction(s). Most of Katie’s work...View Profile
Deirdre Barrett, PhD is a psychologist at Harvard University where she teaches courses on dreams. She is Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and The...View Profile
Lynne Malcolm is the multi award-winning host of the ABC podcast - All in the Mind. She was Executive Producer of the ABC RN Science Unit until 2016. She has...View Profile
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