Archive of Author | Katja Valli

Katja Valli, PhD, is a senior researcher at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, Finland, and a Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Bioscience, University of Skövde, Sweden. Her research interests include the contents and neural correlates of altered states of consciousness, with a specific focus on dreaming. She is also  interested in the origins  and biological, evolutionary function of sleep and dreaming.

Articles with Katja Valli


On Dreaming

What is the function of dreaming? To answer this “we then need to ask ‘what is the function of waking consciousness?’ To answer that question we need to know what waking consciousness is doing”. Dreaming is the most often occurring altered states of consciousness, yet its function remains unsolved. In this exclusive interview, Katja Valli discusses her research and work into the content, neural correlates and function of dreaming.