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The science of consciousness

Understanding the biological basis of conscious experience is one of the great challenges for 21st Century Science.

The neuroscience of consciousness.

Highlights of my research and outreach.

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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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Just arrived at the beautiful @RoySocMed on Wimpole St for my 'in conversation' event this evening with @Pospo - kicking off at 6pm https://rsminfo.co.uk/events/philanthropy/2023-24/phs05/ (though website seems to be down - hope that's not a harbinger of talk disaster)

They buried the lede on this new study. It's not that exercise beats out SSRIs for depression treatment, but that *just* dancing has the largest effect of *any treatment* for depression.

That's kind of beautiful.

1/2 I'm looking forward to tomorrow's (Feb 21, 6pm) event at the @RoySocMed where I'll be in conversation about consciousness with Dr. Sotiris Posporelis @Pospo. In-person tix are sold out 😮 but there is a livestream: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/philanthropy/2023-24/phs05/

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