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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Excited to announce the second round of RITUAL Listening Experiences. These will take place at the ICA in London, on Saturday July 13th. The first three sold out in under ten minutes, with a waiting list of thousands! I'm blown away by the response.

Are animals conscious? How new research is changing minds. In a new article in @BBCWorld, @BBCPallab talks to @LChittka, @birchlse, @anilkseth, and @KristinAndrewz about a topic once seen as scientific heresy: #AnimalConsciousness.



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