Have you ever been told you've been talking in your sleep, or woken up from a strange dream, and wondered what your brain's been up to behind your back?
Just because we are unconscious, and have no memory for the greater part of our sleep, does not mean that we're in a passive state. It's rich, diverse and precious, yet still fascinatingly mysterious. So what then is life like within sleep?
One of our all-time favourite Garden Fellows, Dr. Lauren N. Whitehurst, is at the forefront of research into the sleeping brain. A neuroscientist and professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, she’ll be joining us live in The Garden to explore the history and science of sleep and answer your questions about what's happening in your brain when your conscious mind isn't looking.Read more
The unconscious mind is a vast unmapped territory of feelings, thoughts, urges and memories that sit just outside our awareness. Luckily, our intrepid Garden Fellows are at the forefront of exploring it, and they're taking you with them on the journey.
1 Why does the mind create real symptoms in the absence of disease?
2 How can psychedelics help us understand consciousness?
3 Where do we go when we go to sleep?
4 Do you still have free will when your unconscious mind is in charge?
5 Does where you're from change how you dream?
6 What happens in the brain when you meditate?
7 What happens to your body under stress?
8 How is the digital age transforming our response to stress?
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