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...

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...

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...

November 9, 2015

To help promote the new journal, Neuroscience of Consciousness, I prepared a short Q&A with Oxford University Press to ask: Can neuroscience explain consciousness?  The result has appeared on the OUP blog. It was also taken up at Reddit, with some interesting comments....

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