The podcasts reviewed here are the 17th episode in the Mind Podcast series by Hoevens. In episode 17 (freely available here) Hoevens discusses sleep, hypnosis and psychoactive drugs in an episode lasting over 50 minutes. When looking at sleep, Hoevens describes the stages of sleep and the nature of the circadian rhythm. Although not delving too deeply into this very complex subject, Hoevens discusses dreams with a passing reference to Freud and also some interesting facts about sleep. Hoevens then covers hypnosis briefly while linking in with previous material on filtering of sensory information in the perceptual process. He finishes of with a look at psychoactive drugs. He emphasises the associated health risks. There is a lot of material covered here and I found it to be at a slightly more basic level than in previous podcasts which perhaps reflects the amount of material that was covered.
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