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    Nordin, Andreas 2011. Dreaming in religion and pilgrimage: cognitive, evolutionary and cultural perspectives. Religion, Vol. 41, Issue. 2, p. 225.

    Valli, Katja 2011. Dreaming in the multilevel framework. Consciousness and Cognition, Vol. 20, Issue. 4, p. 1084.

    Ribeiro, S. and Nicolelis, M.A.L. 2007. Evolution of Nervous Systems.


Dreaming as play

  • Nicholas Humphrey (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 2000

Dreaming can provide a marvelous opportunity for the “playful” exploration of dramatic events. But the chance to learn to deal with danger is only a small part of it. More important is the chance to discover what it is like to be the subject of strange but humanly significant mental states.


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