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The Nature and Functions of Dreaming$
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Ernest Hartmann

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751778

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.001.0001

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The Tidal Wave Dream

The Tidal Wave Dream

(p.7) 2 The Tidal Wave Dream
The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Ernest Hartmann

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the tidal wave dream, which is frequently reported after many kinds of trauma, including accidents, natural disasters such as forest fires or earthquakes, and man-made disasters including rapes, attacks, and the death of a friend on the battlefield. It argues that in general dreams make connections broadly among material in the memory systems, guided by the emotion of the dreamer. Only in the case where there is a single strong emotion that eclipses everything else does something like the tidal wave dream emerge.

Keywords:   tidal waves, emotion, Central Image

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