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Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep with Author Antonio Zadra

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In this episode of Cool Science Radio John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guest is Antonio Zadra. Antonio is a world-renowned sleep and dream researcher who brings together state-of-the-art neuroscientific ideas and findings to help listeners understand key features of several types of dreams. From prophetic dreams to nightmares and lucid dreams he explains how dreams can facilitate creativity and why they can be a source of personal insight. His new book is called WHEN BRAINS DREAMS:  Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep.

  

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.