#300 On The Neuroscience of Dreaming with Robert Hoss

Robert Hoss, M.S., is author of the book Dream Language. He is also a Director and Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, faculty at Haden Institute for Dream Leadership Training, and former adjunct faculty for dream studies at such institutions as Sonoma State University, Richland College and Scottsdale College. A former corporate executive, scientist and researcher, with training in Gestalt and Humanistic psychology, he now devotes his skills to dream studies, for which he has been a frequent guest on radio and TV, and an internationally acclaimed lecturer and instructor for over 30 years. His unique, simple but powerful dreamwork approach is based on his training in Gestalt therapy and background in Jungian studies, the neurobiology of dreaming, plus his pioneering research on the significance of color in dreams. He is also conference manager for the upcoming 29th annual conference of the International Association for The Study of Dreams “Sailing on the Sea of Dreams” at the Berkeley Marina Doubletree, June 22 – 26m 2012, and you are invited to attend!

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  1. Ray M Salvatore
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    WOW! 300 episodes! Congratulations, Dr. Dave!!

  2. Posted April 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    This is fascinating stuff.

    I do wish these scientists were a bit more educated about philosophy – so that they would be a lot more cautious about causation – saying that brain states \’cause\’ our experience or tell us \’why\’ something happens.

  3. Posted April 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    On gestalt. Fritz didn’t give credit to anybody if he could avoid. The polar approach to psyche is something else that gestalt got from Jung.

  4. John Knight
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    Man, what a great one for #300! I’ve actually been in the middle of a research paper for the last month, and had to take several attempts at this episode to give it my full attention, because there’s so darn much to take in. Excellent resource this one, I’ll keep this one on reference for any psych friends.

  5. Richard Powell
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    As it happened, I was mulling over a dream I had in which a girl with a pink dress disappeared down a hole in the street like Alice in Wonderland. I hadn’t thought much about the colour, except that it was the most colorful thing in the dream. When I went to the dreamscience.org site and clicked on the colour link, I was amazed to see how the colour statements affirmed the meaning I was already getting from the dream through the questions outlined by Gayle Delaney in episode 103, which I re-listened to the other day (after having the significant dream mentioned above). Denaney’s method is very helpful.

    Another great episode here, and one I will be listening to a few times I’m sure. My interest in dreams has been re-ignited because of these interviews, after many years of believing that dreams were really just by-products of the emotional brain sorting out and paring down.

    The meaning of this dream seems so significant that I can’t believe it is just a created narrative to piece together the images thrown up by the limbic system.

    Great stuff…

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