Giulia Poerio is a research psychologist at the University of Essex. She works on mind-wandering, daydreaming, complex emotional experiences (e.g., ASMR, aesthetic emotions), and atypical sleep experiences (e.g., lucid dreaming, sleep paralysis). She is interested in the continuum of mental functioning from focused waking thought to dreaming and how individual differences in inner experience and emotion impact wellbeing.