Health-Medical Documentary hosted by Steven Mackintosh and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Horizon series in 2009 - English narration
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 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.
1) Further Information
* About.com Why do we dream?
* Why do we dream? Ernest Hartmann, Prof. of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine
* Lucid Dreaming
2) Related Documentaries
* How to Sleep Better
* Bedtime Stories
* Wide Awake
* Brain Story