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Horizon

Why Do We Dream? (Season 45, Episode 10)
TV Episode | Documentary

Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ...See moreHorizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream? What the film reveals is that much of what we thought we knew no longer stands true. Dreams are not simply wild imaginings but play a significant part in all our lives as they have an impact on our memories, the ability to learn, and our mental health. Most surprisingly, we find nightmares, too, are beneficial and may even explain the survival of our species. Written by Anonymous See less
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Feb 10, 2009 (United Kingdom)
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11 cast members
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Steven Mackintosh
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Deirdre Barrett
Herself - Harvard Medical School (as Prof Deidre Barrett) Herself - Harvard Medical School (as Prof Deidre Barrett)   See fewer
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Justin Douglas
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Erica Harris
Herself - Boston University (as Dr Erica Harris) Herself - Boston University (as Dr Erica Harris)   See fewer
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Stephen LaBerge
Himself - Lucidity Institute (as Dr Stephen LaBerge) Himself - Lucidity Institute (as Dr Stephen LaBerge)   See fewer
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Patrick Mcnamara
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Antti Revonsuo
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John Shneerson
Himself - Papworth Hospital (as Dr John Shneerson) Himself - Papworth Hospital (as Dr John Shneerson)   See fewer
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Mark Solms
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Robert Stickgold
Himself - Harvard Medical School (as Prof Robert Stickgold) Himself - Harvard Medical School (as Prof Robert Stickgold)   See fewer
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Antonio Zadra
Himself - University of Montreal (as Dr Antonio Zadra) Himself - University of Montreal (as Dr Antonio Zadra)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 50 votes