Scientist, Author, Speaker

The science of consciousness

Understanding the biological basis of conscious experience is one of the great challenges for 21st Century Science. [join the group!]

The neuroscience of consciousness.

Highlights of my research and outreach.

Books, article, and blog posts.

The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

Being You – A New Science of Consciousness

A 2021 Book of the Year (New Statesman, Economist, Bloomberg, Five Books), a 2021 Science Book of the Year (Guardian, Financial Times). Being You is out now in hardback, paperback, ebook, and audio.

Do you see what I see?

The Perception Census

The Perception Census is a unique online study of perceptual diversity. It is part of Dreamachine. Data collection is now closed – but stay tuned for our first results, coming soon.

Consciousness at TED

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

My main-stage TED talk has more than 14 million views.

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1/ One memory of the great #DanielDennett. I'm here at @TEDTalks in Vancouver. When I was here in 2017, giving my talk, I was hugely intimidated - so many important people in the audience. But the main person I didn't want to disappoint was Dan.

What is the New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness and what do we hope to achieve with it? You can read our collective view at ( but for my personal view, see the slides of my talk here:

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