What is consciousness?
How does it depend on the brain and the body?
Understanding consciousness is one of the greatest challenges for 21st Century science. How does the wetware inside your skull give rise to rich inner universe of ‘being you’? My mission is to explain how consciousness happens, and to use the insights from consciousness science for the benefit of medicine, technology, and society.
With over 200 academic publications, I have been recognized as a Web Of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) – a list which identifies the top 0.1% of scientists and social scientists by impact of their work. My publications are available through PubMed, Google Scholar, or ORCID.
Current lab members include Lionel Barnett, Reny Baykova, Clémence Compain, Guillaume Corlouer, Trevor Hewitt, Tomasz Korbek, Federico Micheli, Peter Lush, Alberto Mariola, Maxine Sherman, David Schwartzman, Nadine Spychala, and Alexander Tschantz.
Lab alumni: Edgar Bermudez, Paul Chorley, Tom Froese, Peter Passaro, Daniel Bor, Colin Reveley, Adam Barrett, Cassandra Gould van Praag, Acer Chang, Yair Pinto, Marte Otten, Michael Schartner, Darren Rhodes, Jim Parkinson, Warrick Roseboom, Marta Suarez-Pinilla, Lina Skora, Keisuke Suzuki.
My research and outreach has been supported by the the ERC, the EPSRC, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the Wellcome Trust, and the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.