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Dylan Selterman: What are our dreams — and nightmares — trying to tell us?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Work, Play, Rest - Part 3.

We might forget our dreams mere minutes after waking. But psychologist Dylan Selterman says that if we pay attention to them, we could gain new information about our emotions, relationships and more.

About Dylan Selterman

Dylan Selterman is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He conducts research and teaches courses on happiness, interpersonal relationships, morality and ethics and more. He also leads mindfulness meditation for his students and runs a blog on Psychology Today called The Resistance Hypothesis.

Previously, Selterman worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Maryland Department of Psychology, where he also ran the DREAM Lab at Maryland. He just co-launched a podcast called A Bit More Complicated.

Selterman received his B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology from Stony Brook University.

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