TEDxRiverCity - Robert Stickgold - Sleep, Memory and Dreams: Fitting the Pieces Together
Uploaded on Jul 16, 2010
Dr. Stickgold studies the role of sleep and dreaming in learning and memory processes. He has studied how dreams change in response to mental challenges, ranging from computer games to living in a zero gravity environment on the International Space Station.
Bob Stickgold is a native of Chicago. He attended college at Harvard University, and received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and serves as the Director of Harvard’s Center for Sleep and Cognition. He is the author of numerous scientific articles, as well as two science fiction novels, and his work is frequently cited in both leading scientific journals and the popular press.
TEDxSanDiego 2011 - Charlie Morley - Lucid Dreaming, Embracing Nightmares
Published on Jun 7, 2012
Charlie Morley is a Lucid Dreaming teacher and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism specializing in the use of both Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist dream practices with the aims of bringing mindful awareness into all stages of dream, sleep and waking life. He is the co-creator of a new holistic approach to conscious sleeping and lucid dreaming called “Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep”. This new approach includes practices which aim to help us sleep better, dream more lucidly and wake up with more awareness, clarity and joy!
Lucid dreaming: Tim Post at TEDxTwenteU
Published on Nov 5, 2013
While we are mostly unaware of our nightly dreams while we dream, Tim Post has trained countless individuals around the world to attain dream awareness in dreams. Remarkably, “lucid” dreamers can learn to consciously reshape their dreams while dreaming and give rise to profound dream experiences.
Tim gives an insight into the emerging science of lucid dreaming and unveils the potential power of using lucid dreams to enhance psychological development and overall well-being.
I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo
Published on Dec 2, 2015
Dr. Christopher Kerr speaks at a 2015 TEDx event Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Christopher W. Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, where he has worked since 1999. His background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated.