Part of the series “Chasing Consciousness: From Cells to Societies, Neuroscience to Machine Awareness”
Speaker: Liza Solomonova (Dream and Nightmare Laboratory, University of Montreal)
Moderated by: Niko Schiff (Brain Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell)
Sleep and dreams are often thought of as passive disengagement from reality. However, there is a variety of conscious experiences that are possible during sleep. One example is lucid dreaming, when it is possible to know that you are dreaming and to control the dream experience to some extent. Dreaming has also been thought of as a process by which the sleeping mind makes sense of waking experiences. Join mind scientist Liza Solomonova (Dream and Nightmare Laboratory, University of Montreal) as she examines some of the phenomena of consciousness in sleep and a possible role for sleep and dreaming in self awareness and insight.
Friday, November 18, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Art Lounge of the Rubin Museum of Art