Nightmares, Lucid Dreams and Dream Engineering
Michelle Carr, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Associate in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, working in the Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory with Dr. Wilfred Pigeon. She previously completed postdoctoral training at the Swansea University Sleep Laboratory studying the neurophysiology of nightmares, and lucid dream induction and phenomenology. Michelle received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Montreal in 2016, conducting research with Dr. Tore Nielsen at the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory. Her current research interests center on sleep psychophysiology, disturbed dreaming, and dream engineering—new techniques and technologies designed to influence dreams to benefit mental health and wellbeing. She also translates dream research to the public by writing for Psychology Today.