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ENCORE: As Idaho's COVID-19 Cases Surge, A Look At How Our Dreams Have Changed

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ORIGINAL ART BY DEIRDRE BARRETT
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A close-up of the cover of 'Pandemic Dreams' by Deirdre Barrett.

 

This interview originally aired June 30, 2020.

Your eyes close, and you’re asleep. Suddenly you’re out in public without a mask on. Or, you’re wearing a mask, but no one around you is and they’re getting way too close to you. 

These are a couple of common dreams that Harvard Medical School Psychology professor Deirdre Barrett says many people experienced in the first phase of coronavirus anxiety.  

Barrett has spent her career studying the way trauma shows up in dreams and her new book, “Pandemic Dreams” recounts these dreams and others as fear about the virus changed over time. 

Barrett joins Idaho Matters to talk more about how our dreams have mapped our collective anxieties about the coronavirus. 

You can find her book online

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.