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Ihave had the privilege of having my work discussed, as well as criticized,byanumberofexpertbutgenerousaudiences.In2002 I was invited by Professor Paul Sandor to address the sleep research center at Toronto Western Hospital on the subject of the musical dream. In 2004 Professor Frederick Munschauer had me speak on neuroscience and the arts to the staff of the Jacobs Neurological Institute at Buffalo General Hospital. In 2005 I was kindly invited by Professor Moshe Bar of the Harvard Medical School to talk about my work to his brain-imaging research group. In 2008 Dr. Matthew Woolhouse generously brought me to Cambridge University to speak in his series of seminars on music and science. Various sections of this book have also been presented at conferences or as lectures in Rotterdam, Leeds, Havana, Storrs (Connecticut), Ramat Gan, Boston, and New York. I wish to thank the following specialists in neurology and its related fields for their willingness to spend time with a layman in the hope, not entirely fulfilled, that he would learn enough to avoid the most egregious errors: Daniel Glaser of the Wellcome Institute; Allan Hobson of Harvard University; Harry Hunt of Brock University ; Mark Lythgoe of University College, London; Isabelle Peretz of the Université de Montréal; F. C. Rose of Charing Cross Hospital; Mark Solms of the British Psychoanalytical Society; Jason Warren of University College, London; and Robert Zatorre of McGill University (my alma mater). Matthew Woolhouse of Cambridge University devoted an inordinate amount of time to the scrupulous revision of my essay on the musical dream; the errors that remain Acknowledgments Massey Book1.indb xiv Massey Book1.indb xiv 9/9/09 2:51:23 PM 9/9/09 2:51:23 PM xv Acknowledgments are entirely my own. Professor Harry Hunt of the Department of Psychology, Brock University, provided thorough and constructive criticism at several stages of my work. Many other friends and colleagues , especially Professor Richard Abrams and Professor Arthur Efron,assistedmebydrawingmyattentionregularlytopublications that I would otherwise have missed. Professors Frederick Aldama, Allan Hobson, Patrick Hogan, Oliver Sacks, and Howard Wolf, as well as Dr. Ephraim Massey, have been unfailingly supportive of my enterprise when my courage waned, as has my editor at the University of Texas Press, Jim Burr. Rachel Massey has provided much thoughtful and discriminating advice on style. I have Professor Ann C. Colley to thank for my title, as well as for those rare moments when common sense prevailed in the preparation of this book. (Her companionship and steady encouragement are, as always , assumed but deeply appreciated.) My trustworthy assistant, Josephine Mariea, has found ways to compensate tactfully for my lack of computer skills. Victoria Davis has done expert work in preparing the index. The British Library, the Wellcome Library, and Widener Library have all been of great assistance to me in my work. For unfailing reliability, support, and flexible attention over the course of the decades, I am indebted to my mainstay, the Lockwood Library, of the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as to the music library at the same institution. It will be apparent that, although this book has required fairly close research, I have not confined my references to articles in peerreviewed journals. I have felt free to draw my materials from whatever sources I thought helpful without compromising intellectual standards. Finally, I should like to dedicate this book to Anne and Joel Huberman , both of whom have served in loco parentis for my family and myself in emergencies great and small. Chapter 4, “Music and Language in Dream,” is a broadly expanded version of an article titled “The Musical Dream Revisited: Music and Language in Dreams” that appeared in Psychology of Massey Book1.indb xv Massey Book1.indb xv 9/9/09 2:51:23 PM 9/9/09 2:51:23 PM xvi Acknowledgments Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Vol. S1 (2006), 42–50. The relevant passages are reproduced with the kind permission of the American Psychological Association. The research for Chapters 2, 3, and 4 was supported, in part, by the Department of Neurology, by the Program in Literature and Psychology, by the Julian Park Chair in Comparative Literature, and by the Melodia E. Jones Chair in French, all of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Some of the expenses incidental to the preparation of this book for publication were covered by a generous grant from the Publication Subvention Fund of the College of Arts and Sciences, likewise at the University...