Katja Valli
PhD, Docent

Adjunct Professor, Psychology (Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology)

katval@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
Consciouness; altered states of consciousness; sleep; dreaming; anesthesia; evolutionary psychology

Biography

My research mainly focuses on the simulation theories of the evolutionary function
of dreaming (the threat simulation and social simulation theories), and on understanding the neural mechanisms of conscious experiences
in general, and dreaming in particular.



Research
Consciousness research, Altered states of consciousness, Neural correlates of Consciousness, Sleep and Dreaming, Anesthesia, Evolutionary psychology

Teaching

I regularly teach courses on sleep, dreaming and other altered states of consciusness, and on evolutionary psychology.



Publications
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Content of dreams (2019) Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture Hoss R J, Valli K
(
A3 Book chapter)

Dreams as self-simulation and world simulation (2019) Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture Windt J, Valli K
(
A3 Book chapter)

Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture (2019) Valli K, Hoss RJ
(
C2 Edited book)

EEG Frontal Alpha Asymmetry and Dream Affect: Alpha Oscillations over the Right Frontal Cortex during REM Sleep and Presleep Wakefulness Predict Angerin REM Sleep Dreams (2019)
Journal of Neuroscience
Sikka Pilleriin, Revonsuo Antti, Noreika Valdas, Valli Katja
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Predictive coding and protoconsciousness (2019) Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture Tuominen Jarno, Valli Katja
(
A3 Book chapter)

Sleep Parameter Assessment Accuracy of a Consumer Home Sleep Monitoring Ballistocardiograph Beddit Sleep Tracker: A Validation Study (2019)
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Tuominen Jarno, Peltola Karoliina, Saaresranta Tarja, Valli Katja
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Social contents in dreams: An empirical test of the Social Simulation Theory (2019)
Consciousness and Cognition
Tuominen Jarno, Stenberg Tuula, Revonsuo Antti, Valli Katja
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The Social Simulation Theory (2019) Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture Tuominen Jarno, Revonsuo Antti, Valli Katja
(
A3 Book chapter)

Threat simulation theory (2019) Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture Revonsuo A, Valli K
(
A3 Book chapter)

Comparative effects of dexmedetomidine, propofol, sevoflurane, and S-ketamine on regional cerebral glucose metabolism in humans: a positron emission tomography study (2018)
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Laaksonen L., Kallioinen M., Långsjö J., Laitio T., Scheinin A., Scheinin J., Kaisti K., Maksimow A., Kallionpää R.E., Rajala V., Johansson J., Kantonen O., Nyman M., Sirén S., Valli K., Revonsuo A., Solin O., Vahlberg T., Alkire M., Scheinin H.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dark Dreams are made of this: Agressive and sexual dream content, and dark triad of personality (2018) Lyons Minna, Khan Shelley, Sandman Nils, Valli Katja
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Differentiating Drug-related and State-related Effects of Dexmedetomidine and Propofol on the Electroencephalogram (2018)
Anesthesiology
Scheinin A, Kallionpää RE, Li D, Kallioinen M, Kaisti K, Långsjö J, Maksimow A, Vahlberg T, Valli K, Mashour GA, Revonsuo A, Scheinin H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dream emotions: a comparison of home dream reports with laboratory early and late REM dream reports (2018)
Journal of Sleep Research
Pilleriin Sikka, Antti Revonsuo, Nils Sandman, Jarno Tuominen, Katja Valli
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dreaming and awareness during dexmedetomidine- and propofol-induced unresponsiveness (2018)
British Journal of Anaesthesia
L. Radek, R.E. Kallionpää, M. Karvonen, A. Scheinin, A. Maksimow, J. Långsjö K. Kaisti, T. Vahlberg, A. Revonsuo, H. Scheinin, K. Valli
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Spoken words are processed during dexmedetomidine-induced unresponsiveness (2018)
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Kallionpää R.E., Scheinin A., Kallionpää R.A., Sandman N., Kallioinen M., Laitio R., Laitio T., Kaskinoro K., Kuusela T., Revonsuo A., Scheinin H., Valli K.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

How You Measure Is What You Get: Differences in Self- and External Ratings of Emotional Experiences in Home Dreams (2017)
American Journal of Psychology
Sikka Pilleriin, Feilhauer Diana, Valli Katja, Revonsuo Antti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Nightmares as predictors of suicide: an extension study including war veterans (2017)
Scientific Reports
Nils Sandman, Katja Valli, Erkki Kronholm, Erkki Vartiainen, Tiina Laatikainen, Tiina Paunio
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dreams (2016) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology Valli Katja
(
B2 Book chapter)

The Avatars in the Machine – Dreaming as a Simulation of Social Reality (2016) Open MIND : Philosophy and the Mind Sciences in the 21st Century Revonsuo Antti, Tuominen Jarno, Valli Katja
(
A3 Book chapter)

The Simulation Theories of Dreaming: How to Make Theoretical Progress in Dream Science – A Reply to Martin Dresler (2016) Open MIND : Philosophy and the Mind Sciences in the 21st Century Revonsuo A, Tuominen J, Valli K
(
A3 Book chapter)


Last updated on 2019-27-06 at 02:27