Dreams in Myth Medicine and Movies

Author: Sharon Packer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275972431
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Shows how dreams have been revered as therapeutic tools, religious revelations, creativity catalysts, sexual symbols, medical miracles, instrospective insights, and meaningful memories, or just dismissed as biological blips and even feared as signs of demonic damnation.

Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films

Author: Sharon Packer, M.D.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618003
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As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in “neuroscience fiction” and advances in the scientific field. The films covered include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Robocop, The Stepford Wives, The Mind Snatchers and iconic franchises like Terminator, Ironman and Planet of the Apes. Examining the parallel histories of psychiatry, neuroscience and cinema, this book shows how science fiction films offer insightful commentary on the scientific and philosophical developments of their times.

Movies and the Modern Psyche

Author: Sharon Packer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275993597
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Shows how films reflect and influence psychological theories and treatments, and investigates the more general question as to why film and psychology have always been so deeply intertwined.

The Dream Encyclopedia

Author: James R Lewis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578592712
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Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream-related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as self-healing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams. Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary—updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations—offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation. Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer's companion.

Text World Theory and Keats Poetry

Author: Marcello Giovanelli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1623566339
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Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry applies advances in cognitive poetics and text world theory to four poems by the nineteenth century poet John Keats. It takes the existing text world theory as a starting point and draws on stylistics, literary theory, cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology and dream theories to explore reading poems in the light of their emphasis on states of desire, dreaming and nightmares. It accounts for the representation of these states and the ways in which they are likely to be processed, monitored and understood. Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry advances both the current field of cognitive stylistics but also analyses Keats in a way that offers new insights into his poetry. It is of interest to stylisticians and those in literary studies.