J. Allan Hobson is Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of The Dreaming Brain: How the Brain Creates Both the Senseand The Nonsense of Dreams, Dreaming as Delirium: How the Brain Goes Out of Its Mind (MIT Press,1999), The Dream Drugstore: Chemically Altered States of Consciousness (MIT Press, 1999, 2001), and other books.
With the patience of a wise, experienced guide [Hobson] weaves together the strands of evidence gathered from a bewildering variety of sources-using very little jargon but many illustrative stories about his own life and the lives of his patients. What emerges isnothing less than the outline of a unified model of the brain and the mind. * The New York Times Book Review *