Sleep and dreaming research wakens transatlantic interest
A Swansea University Psychologist has been interviewed on both sides of the Atlantic about his research into sleep and dreaming.
Dr Mark Blagrove, a Reader in Psychology, was interviewed today (6 December 2007) for the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, and has also recorded an interview for American television news channel ABC News, which will be shown in the next few days.
The media interest arose as a result of Dr Blagrove’s invitation to speak at a prestigious lecture being held at the Wellcome Collection in London this week.
The Mysteries of Dreaming exhibition brings together perspectives from cultural history, psychology and social anthropology to explore the mysteries of dreaming. It seeks to investigate whether dreaming has a biological function and whether they can provide an insight into the unconscious. The exhibition will also look at how psychologists study dreams.
Dr Blagrove runs the University’s sleep laboratory and conducts research into themes such as the psychology of dreaming and what causes nightmares. He is also consulting editor of the journal Dreaming, published by the American Psychological Association, and the Journal of Sleep Research.
Further information about the Mysteries of Dreaming exhibition is available here.
For further information about the Department of Psychology at Swansea University, visit the School of Human Sciences website.