Scientist, Author, Speaker


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.

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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Should we be putting chips in our brains? My @guardian #BigIdea reflection on the prospects for - and ethics of - brain-machine interfacing. (Online next week.)

Excellent, and confoundingly Wittgenstenian take on how one might talk/think about consciousness in AI - from one of the most insightful commentators and researchers in this difficult arena: @mpshanahan. Well worth reading (not that I agree with it all)👇🏽

1/ *FIVE* new PhD and postdoc positions now available at the Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science (SCCS) @SussexCentre @SussexUni 🤓🧠. The projects are summarised below 🧵, with full details here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/sussex-centre-for-consciousness-science/people/join-us .@theASSC .@CIFAR_News

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