J. Allan Hobson

Books by this Author

How the Brain Goes Out of Its Mind
By J. Allan Hobson
With a new foreword by the author.In this book, J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling—and controversial—theory of consciousness. Our brain-mind, as he calls it, is not a fixed identity but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming. Drawing on his work both as a sleep researcher and as a psychiatrist, Hobson looks in particular at the...
An Experimental Memoir
By J. Allan Hobson
J. Allan Hobson's scientific experimentation began in childhood, with a soot-filled investigation into the capacity of a chimney to admit Santa Claus. (He discovered that even with the damper open the chimney was far too narrow.) Hobson’s life as an experimentalist has continued through a pioneering career devoted to aligning psychology and biology and to investigating the relationship...
Chemically Altered States of Consciousness
By J. Allan Hobson
In this book, J. Allan Hobson offers a new understanding of altered states of consciousness based on knowledge of how our brain chemistry is balanced when we are awake and how that balance shifts when we fall asleep and dream. He draws on recent research that enables us to explain how psychedelic drugs work to disturb that balance and how similar imbalances may cause depression and schizophrenia...

Journal Articles by this Author

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume 12, Issue 2 (March 2000)
By Robert Stickgold, Dana Whidbee, Beth Schirmer, Vipul Patel, J. Allan Hobson
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume 11, Issue 2 (March 1999)
By Robert Stickgold, Laurie Scott, Cynthia Rittenhouse, J. Allan Hobson
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume 15, Issue 1 (January 1, 2003)
By Magdalena J. Fosse, Roar Fosse, J. Allan Hobson, Robert J. Stickgold
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume 1, Issue 3 (Summer 1989)
By Adam N. Mamelak, J. Allan Hobson
Neural Computation
Volume 29, Issue 10 (October 2017)
By Karl J. Friston, Marco Lin, Christopher D. Frith, Giovanni Pezzulo, J. Allan Hobson, Sasha Ondobaka