The program of the symposium will be divided into four segments. There will be one outside keynote speaker and invited talks by UCLA scholars and scientists.
To read the abstract, click on the title of each talk or breakout session.
Day 1: (i) Theories of Dreams and (ii) Neuroscience and Functions of Dreaming
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
|10.00–10.15||Vwani Roychowdhury: Introductions and welcome|
|10.15–11.00||Douglas Hollan: Dreams and the Self: Selfscape Dreams|
|11.15–12.00||Maja Gutman: Towards situational and multilayered modeling of dreams in virtual Environments|
|12.00–12.30||Discussion about working sessions, Introduction|
Mark Blagrove: The relationship of dreaming to memory consolidation during sleep, and to pre- and post-sleep cognition
|14.30–15.15||Hakwan Lau: Do dreams depend on activity in the prefrontal cortex?|
|15.30–16.15||Nanthia Suthana: Novel approaches for characterization and modulation of deep brain activity during real world human behaviors|
|16.15–17.00||Working session - TBA|
Day 2: (iii) Quantifying Dreams, (iv) Breakout sessions.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
|09.30–10.15||Vwani Roychowdhury: Computational Dream Science? Challenges and Opportunities|
|10.15–10.45||Jeff Burke: Extended reality for telling the stories of our dreams|
|11.00-11.45||Bilwaj Gaonkar: Can machines dream-GANs, Neural Networks and what can we learn about dreaming from them?|
|11.45–12.30||Breakout session 2
Roychowdhury, Gutman: Text Mining Dreams
|13.30–14.30||Breakout session 3
Mark Blagrove: An Ullman dream appreciation group with artwork produced so as to revisit the dream
|14.30–15.15||Identifying interdisciplinary ideas and collaborations: Summary and planning for the next Symposium|
|16.30–17.30||Reception and closing|