Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep

Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep, by J. Allan Hobson

Hobson is the leading proponent of the theory that dreams originate from random neural activity—the brain’s exercise—while we sleep. Whatever meaning we glean from a dream comes from the higher brain’s tendency to synthesize and create sense from apparent senselessness.

Hobson, J. Allan. Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep. Oxford UP, 2003.