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Katja Valli

Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy
Assistentinkatu 7
FI-20014 University of Turku


Internet Presence

Website: http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/soc/yksikot/psykologia/oppiaine/henkilokunta/Sivut/Katja-Valli.aspx

About Katja Valli

Katja Valli is a post doctoral researcher at the University of Turku, Finland. Her areas of interest are consciousness research, altered states of consciousness and especially dreaming, evolutionary function of dreaming, parasomnias, and the neural correlates of dreaming.

My notes on the IASD

I attended my first IASD conference in 2001, and have been a presenter in a majority of IASD conferences ever since. I'm currently a member of the IASD board, chair of the Research Committee, and I participate actively in organizing the research track at our annual conferences. I have had the honor to serve as the president of the organization from 2013 to 2015.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Valli, K., Frauscher, B., Peltomaa, T., Gschliesser, V., Revonsuo, A., & Höl, B. (In Press). Dreaming furiously? A sleep laboratory study on the dream content of Parkinson’s disease patients with and without Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder. Sleep Medicine.

Sandman, N., Valli, K., Kronholm, E., Revonsuo, A., Laatikainen, T., & Paunio, T. (In Press). Nightmares: Risk factors among the Finnish general adult population. Sleep, xx, xx-xx.

Sikka, P., Valli, K., Virta, T., & Revonsuo, A. (2014). I know how you felt last night, or do I? Self- and external ratings of emotions in REM sleep dreams. Consciousness and Cognition, 26, 51-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2014.01.011

Sandman, N., Valli, K., Kronholm, E., Ollila, H. M., Revonsuo, A., Laatikainen, T., & Paunio, T. (2013). Nightmares: Prevalence among the Finnish general adult population and war veterans during 1972-2007. Sleep, 36, 1041-1050.

Valli, K., Frauscher, B., Gschliesser, V., Wolf, E., Falkenstetter, T., Schönwald, S V., Ehrmann, L., Zangerl, A., Marti, I., Boesch, S. M., Revonsuo, A., Poewe, W., & Högl, B. (2012). Can observers link dream content to behaviours in rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder? A cross-sectional experimental pilot study. Journal of Sleep Research, 21, 21-29.

Valli, K. (2011) Dreaming in the multilevel framework. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1084-1090.

Noreika, V., Jylhänkangas, L., Móró, L., Valli, K., Kaskinoro, K., Aantaa, R., Scheinin, H., & Revonsuo, A. (2011). Consciousness lost and found: Subjective experiences in an unresponsive state. Brain & Cognition, 77, 327-334.

Noreika, V., Valli, K., Markkula, J., Seppälä, K., Revonsuo, A. (2010). Dream bizarreness and waking thought in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 178(3), 562-564.

Noreika, V., Valli, K., Lahtela, H., & Revonsuo, A. (2009). Early-night serial awakenings as a new paradigm for studies on NREM dreaming. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 74(1), 14-18.

Valli, K., & Revonsuo, A. (2009). The Threat Simulation Theory in the Light of Recent Empirical Evidence - A Review. American Journal of Psychology, 122, 17-38.

Revonsuo, A., & Valli, K. (2008). How to test the Threat Simulation Theory. A Commentary to Malcolm-Smith, S., Solms, M., Turnbull, O., and Tredoux, C. Threat in dreams: An adaptation? Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1292-1297.

Valli, K., Strandholm, T., Sillanmäki, L., & Revonsuo, A. (2008). Dreams Are More Negative Than Real Life – Implications for the Function of Dreaming. Cognition and Emotion, 22(5), 833-861.

Valli, K., Lenasdotter, S., MacGregor, O., & Revonsuo, A. (2007). A Test of the Threat Simulation Theory – Replication of Results in an Independent Sample. Sleep and Hypnosis, 9(1), 30-46.

Valli, K., Revonsuo, A., Pälkäs, O., & Punamäki, R-L. (2006). The Effect of Trauma on Dream Content: A Field Study of Palestinian Children. Dreaming. 16, 63-87.

Valli, K., & Revonsuo, A. (2006) Recurrent dreams: Recurring Threat Simulations? Commentary on Zadra, A., Desjardins, S., & Marcotte, E.: Evolutionary Function of Dreams: A test of the Threat Simulation Theory in Recurrent Dreams. Consciousness and Cognition, 15, 464-469.

Valli, K., Revonsuo, A., Pälkäs, O., Ismail, K. H., Ali, K. J., & Punamäki, R-L. (2005). The Threat Simulation Theory of the Evolutionary Function of Dreaming: Evidence from dreams of traumatized children. Consciousness and Cognition, 14(1), 188-128.

Revonsuo, A. & Valli, K. (2000). Dreaming and Consciousness – Testing the Threat Simulation Theory of the Function of Dreaming. Psyche, 6. http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/v6/psyche-6-08-revonsuo.html

Book Chapters

Valli, K. (In Press). Dreams. The encyclopedia of theory in psychology. SAGE.

Revonsuo, A., Tuominen, J. & Valli, K. (In Press). Avatars in the Machine: Dreaming as a Simulation of Social Reality. In T. Metzinger & J. Windt (Eds.) MIND 20th Anniversary Edited Collection.

Revonsuo, A., & Valli, K. Dreaming as a model system for consciousness research. In E. Perry, D. Collerton, F. E. N. LeBeau, H. Ashton (Eds.), Towards new horizons in the neuroscience of consciousness (Advances in consciousness research). John Benjamins.

Valli, K., & Revonsuo, A. (2009). Sleep: dreaming data and theories. In William P. Banks, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Consciousness, Vol 2, pp. 341-355.Oxford: Elsevier.

Valli, K., & Revonsuo, A. (2007). Evolutionary Psychological Approaches to Dream Content. In P. McNamara & D. Barrett (Eds.), The New Science of Dreaming (pp. 95-116). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Press.

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