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Allan Hobson

John Allan Hobson is currently professor emeritus of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA and professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. His research centers on waking, sleeping, and dreaming.

OM Contributions


  • Hobson, J. A., & Pace-Schott, E. F. (2002). The cognitive neuroscience of sleep: Neuronal systems, consciousness and learning. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3(9), 679-693.

  • Pace-Schott, E. F., & Hobson, J. A. (2002). The neurobiology of sleep: Genetics, cellular physiology and subcortical networks. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3(8), 591-605.

  • Hobson, J. A., Pace-Schott, E. F., & Stickgold, R. (2000). Dreaming and the brain: Toward a cognitive neuroscience of conscious states. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(6), 793-842.

  • Hobson, J. A. (1989). The dreaming brain: How the brain creates both the sense and the nonsense of dreams. Scranton, PA: Basic Books.

  • Hobson, J. A., McCarley, R. W., & Wyzinski, P. W. (1975). Sleep cycle oscillation: Reciprocal discharge by two brainstem neuronal groups. Science,189(4196), 55-58.