“After decades of research into the mysteries of consciousness, the British academic has reached a radical conclusion – by way of meditation, surfing and a DIY “dream machine”.” New profile of me in this week’s New Statesman.
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Announcing Dreamachine – a one-of-a-kind collective, immersive experience, starting May 2022. All you need to do is close your eyes. Follow us @drea_m_achine
What’s so hard about understanding consciousness? My conversation with Antonio Damasio, hosted by Kristen French of Nautilus, is out now.
Simulating homeostatic, allostatic and goal-directed forms of interoceptive control using active inference – new in Biological Psychology, led by Alec Tschantz and Giovanni Pezzulo, with me, Laura Barca, Domenico Maisto, and Chris Buckley.
My conversation with Azeem Azhar, host of Exponential View and author of (the excellent) Exponential, is out now. We talk about consciousness, AI, and I get grumpy about the metaverse.
Just out in Nature Communications: A comment by Ehrsson et al, and our response (w/ Pete Lush), on the relation between the the rubber hand illusion and phenomenological control. In which they disagree with us, and we disagree with them.
“Lucid, engaging … awe inspiring and humane.” Being You is one of New Statesman’s 20 essential reads of 2021, across all categories. I could never have imagined sharing a list with Kazuo Ishiguro – but here we are!
Being You has been chosen as a Best Science Book of 2021 by both The Guardian “A brilliant and profound book” and the Financial Times “fluent and accessible”. And for Five Books it is Best Philosophy Book of 2021 too!
Being You has been reviewed in the New Statesman! “In lucid, engaging prose Seth deftly navigates long-standing philosophical debates over the nature of consciousness”. Read the full review here.
Being You – A New Science of Consciousness is now a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, as well as a Guardian Book of the Week! What a start 🙂 I’ll be discussing the book on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Start The Week on Monday 13th Sep (9am).