Film, tv and video

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Hallucinating reality

How The Light Gets In, London, 2021

How your brain invents your ‘self’

TED talk, 2021

Consciousness: the worlds deepest mystery

Online course, New Scientist Academy, 2021
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The scientific problem of consciousness

Quanta, 2021

A new science of consciousness

Closer To Truth, 2021

The experience of being me

How your brain works

Online course, New Scientist Academy, 2021
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The Disordered Eye

Documentary by Richard Butchins, BBC4, 2020
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Brain Surgeons: Between Life and Death

Documentary by Jack MacInnes, Channel 4, 2020

The Search

Documentary film by Patrick Payne, 2020
Watch on Amazon Prime

How we build perception from the inside out

In conversation with Nigel Warburton, Aeon Video, 2020
Featured in Aeon’s ‘most popular’ list for 2020

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Documentary film by Ric Burns, 2019
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Living in Chaos

Documentary TV show, VPRO (Holland), 2019

World Science Festival, New York, 2019

World Science Festival, New York, 2019

The Most Unknown

Feature documentary by Ian Cheney, Vice/Motherboard, 2018 Watch the trailer

Consciousness & Creation

Animated short by Lazy Chief, created for the Future of StoryTelling Summit (FoST), 2018

Wired Tech Support

I answer neuroscience questions from twitter, live and with strange props, 2018

The Joy of AI

Documentary TV show, BBC Four, 2018

Why reality may just be a hallucination

Business Insider, 2018

Our experience of reality

Vice/Motherboard, 2018

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

Main-stage TED talk, 2017

The Story of Now

Documentary TV series with Idris Elba, 2015