The Infinite Monkey Cage. Image shows from L to R: Brian Cox, Robin Ince. Copyright: BBC.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds comedy science series. 120 episodes (22 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

Another series is in development.
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Series 20, Episode 3 - Science of Dreaming

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Bridget Christie, neuroscientist Professor Penny Lewis and Psychologist Richard Wiseman to explore the science of dreaming.

Further details

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Bridget Christie, neuroscientist Professor Penny Lewis and psychologist Richard Wiseman to explore the science of dreaming. Our dreams have fascinated humans for millennia and then Freud came along and told us they really did mean something, and mostly they were about sex and anger. Was he right? Why do we dream and can we find meaning in the content of our dreams? Can our dreams help us solve problems, give us new ideas, help us write a symphony, even if they can't predict the future? The panel also discuss what is going on in the brain whilst we sleep, and how memories are formed and consolidated while we snooze. It turns out the phrase "better to sleep on it" has a strong scientific argument.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 30th September 2019
Time
4:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Brian Cox Host / Presenter
Robin Ince Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Bridget Christie Guest
Penny Lewis Guest
Richard Wiseman Guest
Production team
Alexandra Feachem Producer
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