Dr. Elizaveta Solomonova

Cognitive Science Lead

Elizaveta Solomonova, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary researcher in McGill University’s Neurophilosophy Lab, at the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry. Dr. Solomonova is interested in neuroscience and phenomenology of conscious experiences across the sleep and wake states, including dreaming, hallucinatory phenomena, parasomnias, and altered states of consciousness. She has extensive experience in research on dreams, sleep, memory consolidation, and meditation practices: she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in Psychiatry and Philosophy, and an MSc in Experimental Psychology. Dr. Solomonova is trained in cognitive neuroscience and in philosophy of mind, and is particularly interested in hybrid states of consciousness, where waking and dreaming boundaries are blurred. Her most recent projects are centred around questions of how the social world influences how and when people sleep, dream, and share experiences across cultures and social groups.