My research


Understanding the neuroscience of consciousness requires a highly multidisciplinary approach.

I seek to understand the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together research across neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry. Through the Sackler Centre, the aim is to translate an enhanced understanding of the complex brain networks underpinning consciousness into new clinical approaches to psychiatric disorders, and to drive new developments in artificial intelligence and virtual reality.


My publications are available through PubMed, Google Scholar, or ORCID. My essay The Real Problem has a short summary of my approach to consciousness science.  And you can also view my 2017 TED talk (17 mins) or, if you have some time, listen to my conversation with Sam Harris on his Making Sense podcast (>3 hours!). I've put together a list of 'resources for newcomers to consciousness science' on my blog.

Current lab members include Dr. Lionel Barnett, Clémence Compain, Guillaume Corlouer, Dr. Peter Lush, Alberto Mariola, Federico Micheli, Dr. Maxine Sherman, Dr. David Schwartzman, Nadine Spychala, and Alexander Tschantz.