April 26, 2019

A new study from our group, out today in Psychological Science, sheds new light on the much-studied phenomenon of 'intentional binding'. See the write up on Neurobanter - or go straight to the paper.  The study was led by Keisuke Suzuki and Warrick Roseboom, with me an...

August 19, 2018

 

The Most Unknown is a new feature film directed by Ian Cheney and produced by Vice/Motherboard, with Werner Herzog as advisor. It is now streaming on Netflix.

I was very fortunate to be one of the nine featured scientists - along with my colleague and friend Axel Cleer...

February 6, 2018

Our latest research into training-induced synaesthesia has now been published in Neuropsychologia.  In this new study, led by Nicholas Rothen with me, Dan Bor, and David Schwartzman, we investigate the phenomenological, behavioural, and - crucially - the neuronal chang...

January 19, 2018

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded £1.05M to fund a new doctoral training programme at the University of Sussex on the topic of "From Sensation and Perception to Awareness". The award is one of only 12 made in the latest round of its Doctoral Scholarships scheme; and tog...

May 7, 2017


I've been very fortunate to work with the award-winning 'peer-reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman on his new production, the Rap Guide to Consciousness. After successful runs at the 2017 Brighton and Edinburgh arts festivals, the show is set for a two month off-broadway ru...

May 1, 2017

It was a huge privilege and pleasure to speak at the main TED conference this year, in Vancouver, Canada. My talk generated some enthusiastic initial responses, for example on the TED Blog and in Wired. The video is available here, it has clocked up more than four mill...

April 20, 2017

A new study from our group, performed in collaboration with Robin Carhart-Harris (Imperial College London) and Suresh Muthukumaraswamy (University of Auckland), describes a distinctive new brain signature of the psychedelic state. With Michael Schartner and Adam Barret...

January 31, 2017

The Sky is Wider won the prestigious Best Single Drama award at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards, held in London in January.  It also picked up Best Actress for Christine Bottomley's portrayal of the lead character Ella (beating Helen from The Archers!).

The drama, writt...

January 21, 2017

A new installation at London's Barbican by the Siobhan Davies Dance Company, Material / Rearranged / To / Be is comprised of multiple pieces by choreographers, visual artists, scientists and designers. Exploring how the body feels when in the act of doing ...  As they...

January 18, 2017

I'm honoured to have been appointed as the 2017 President of the British Science Association (Psychology Section), taking over from Prof. Sophie Scott (UCL). The Psychology Section is one of 16 Sections that make up the BSA.

From the BSA webpage: "The British Science As...

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