Hybrid Research Event

Thursday July 21st 2022

The Research Committee of the International Association for the Study of Dreams has organized a one-day Hybrid Research Event as part of 39th IASD Annual International Conference. 

The event is included for all onsite conference registrants but if you can’t join in person, please join us virtually as the Hybrid Research Event goes live via Zoom on Thursday July 21st at 9 am Pacific US time with an opening keynote by Michelle Carr, PhD. The keynote is followed by 12 international research presentations (15 min each + 5 min for Q&A) and continues until 5:30 pm Pacific US time. Access to Zoom recordings (video and audio) of the day’s sessions are included in the Hybrid Research Event fees.

Registration fees: please register by 18 July
Note that the event is included for all onsite conference registrants.

General Attendance                                                            $100.00

Restricted Student Scholarship                                         $ 50.00

Session Access: Check your email for the Zoom Meeting link you will be sent a few days before the Event. Log in few minutes before the start of the sessions. Annual conference onsite attendees can also attend the sessions in room Salon D

Questions: for questions on the content or technical aspects of the event program please contact the Hybrid Research Event chairs Katja Valli  katja.valli@utu.fi  or Remington Mallett  mallett.remy@gmail.com


9.15 – 10.30 am – Keynote Michelle Carr, PhD                      

From Nightmares to Lucid Dreams: How Dreams Impact Our Mental Health

Michelle Carr, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Associate in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and Assistant Director of the Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory. She studies the relationship between dreams and mental health, with particular interest in nightmares and lucid dreams. She also studies dream engineering—new techniques and technologies designed to influence dreams to benefit well-being.

10.45 am – 12.45 pm Dream recall and content.

10.45-10.55      Opening remarks         

10.55-11.15      Katja Valli: Subjective experiences are similar during anesthetic-induced unresponsiveness and NREM sleep

11.15-11.35     Cloé Blanchette-Carrière: Dream activity as a potential precipitating factor for sleepwalking

11.35-11.55     Aurélien de la Chapelle: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence of attention differences in low & high dream recallers

11.55-12.15     Michael Schredl: Work-Life-balance in dreams: Frequency and emotional tone of work-related and hobby-related dreams

12.15-12.35     Michael Schredl: Foreign languages in dreams: A long dream series

12.35-12.45      General discussion      

12.45 – 2.45 pm           Lunch break

2.45 – 4.15pm               Dream engineering    

2.45-3.05          Emma Peters: Embodied dreaming: Dream incorporation using forearm muscle stimulation

3.05-3.25           Adam Haar Horowitz: Dream incubation with simple timed audio cues

3.25-3.45           Kathleen Esfahany: Targeted dreaming increases waking creativity

3.45-4.05           James F. Pagel: The frequencies of dream

4.05-4.15           General discussion      

4.15 – 4.30                     Coffee break

4.30 – 5.30 pm              Presleep thoughts and memories, and dreaming         

4.30-4.50          Pilleriin Sikka: COVID-19 on mind: Is the pandemic reflected in the affective quality of mind-wandering and dreaming?

4.50-5.10          Westley Youngren, Matt K.P Gratton, & Garrett, R. Baber: Presleep thought content & nightmare occurrences

5.10-5.30          Karen Konkoly: Dreaming in individuals with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

      General discussion and closing

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