Selected recent and upcoming talks
● Human Brain Mapping,
Seattle, June 17: Granger causality and fMRI ● Geneva, May 21: Interoceptive predictive coding
● Berlin, Apr 24: Interoceptive predictive coding ●
Edinburgh, Mar 03:
Interoceptive predictive coding
● Cognitive control and
consciousness, Brussels, Dec 02,●
Donders Institute, Nijmegen, Nov 28,
Cafe Scientifique, Brighton, Sep 18: Eight key questions in
consciousness science (public)
Rockland, Maine, July 18-23: Mind Science Foundation consciousness
Brighton, July 2-7 Association for the
Scientific Study of Consciousness
Menorca, June 4-9: 2
keynote talks at Retecog summer school
Royal Institution, Apr
Sussex Conversation on creativity, mind, and culture (respondent)
Amsterdam Brain Connectivity Meeting, Amsterdam,
Apr 19-20: Granger causality
● Royal Institution, Mar 7:
Consciousness, the hard problem (with Chris Frith, Barry Smith, and
● Brighton Science Festival, Feb 26: It's
make your mind up time ●
NIAS meeting on Consciousness, Bangalore, Jan 6: Consciousness
in humans and other animals
NIPS satellite on causality in neuroscience, Granada,
Dec 11 (keynote): Causality in neuroscience
communication in the brain, Hamburg, Dec 2: Causal analysis in
seminars, Southampton, Nov 25: Causal density, integrated information,
and complexity ●
Frankfurt, Oct 21-23: Explanatory models of consciousness (keynote) ●
ASSC15, Kyoto, June
11: Signal detection theory is not a good measure of metacognition or
South East Neuroscience
Association (keynote), Brighton, May 13: Measuring
Ecole Normale Superiore, May 05:
of Bristol, Apr 13: Measuring
Amsterdam: Measuring consciousness,
Mar 23 ●
COSYNE2011, Snowbird, Utah, Mar 01: Causal density, integrated information,
and consciousness ● University of Aarhus, Jan 17: Measuring consciousness,
fMRIB seminar, Oxford University, Nov 02: Measuring
Whitehead Lecture, Goldsmith's College, Oct 27: Consciousness
Ropetackle Centre 'Art of Life
Science', Oct 22:
Neuroscience and the Guitar (see
10: New PhD student Michael Schartner joins the group
08: New postdoc Jim Parkinson joins the Sackler Centre
03: New TMS/EEG machine being installed in the lab
11: In Amsterdam for 3 weeks as Visiting Professor.
09: Appointed as Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at Sussex
08: Acer Chang and Maxine Sherman join the lab as new Ph.D. students.
07: ASSC16 went very well indeed thank you very much! More than 500 participants from 35 countries, a new ASSC record.
05: Chaired Paul Zak at the RSA on the 'Moral Molecule'. See the video/audio.
04: State of Mind: A Consciousness Expo: June 30th, 2012: Part of ASSC16's citywide celebration of consciousness science.
03: Took part in a sell-out event at The Royal Institution: "Consciousness, the Hard Problem" with Alok Jha, Chris Frith, and Barry Smith.
02: Sackler Centre scientists lead a day on 'It's Make Your Mind Up Time' at Brighton Science Festival.
12: ASSC16 general
for abstracts now closed.
11: Modelling Natural Action Selection published by Cambridge University Press, co-edited with Tony Prescott and Joanna Bryson.
David Schwartzman joins the Sackler Centre as Research Assistant / Lab Manager.
09: New postdoctoral fellow, Keisuke Suzuki, joins the SCCS as part of the CEEDS project.
03: Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam on the Brain and Cognition research priority programme.
02: Workshop on 'theoretical and computational approaches to consciousness' at Cosyne 2011 (Utah).
event 'Neuroscience and the Guitar' sells out. See
animation snippet, and a
10: New EU FP7 project starts: Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDS). Sussex leads the primary scientific workpackage,
10: New D.Phil. student, Hazel Anderson, joins as part of the SCCS, supervised by Jamie Ward, Zoltan Dienes, and me.
9: Special issue of Cognitive Neuroscience on Consciousness now available, co-edited with Geraint Rees (UCL).
Sussex to host
ASSC16, the 16th meeting of the Association for the Scientific
Study of consciousness, in June 2012.
7: Appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam (2011-2014).
4: Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science now open! See Chris Frith's opening lecture here. Coverage in the New Scientist, The Observer, and the Times (see Media page)
4: New D.Phil. student, Colin Reveley, joins the group (joint supervision with Owen Holland). Eugenia Radulescu is appointed as the second SCCS research fellow.
2: New postdoctoral research fellows, Drs. Daniel Bor and Lionel Barnett, join the group as part of the SCCS.
1: Chairing event at the Royal Society of the Arts on Self, Responsibility and Neuroscience, with Patrick Haggard, A.C. Grayling, and Barry Smith (Jan 25).
1: Dr. Tom Froese joins group as a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the SCCS.
Frontiers in Consciousness Research launched, as part of the Frontiers
in Psychology family.
9: Animal Consciousness: A synthetic approach is the cover article for Trends in Neurosciences (Sep 2009). See Science News.
7: 1-day workshop on Granger Causality and Transfer Entropy (16th July): www.itcan09.org.uk.
6: Promoted to Reader.
6: New 'Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science' (SCCS) established at Sussex. More details and open positions available soon.
6: Chair/speaker of plenary symposium at ASSC13 on 'Measuring Consciousness' (with Zoltan Dienes and Andreas Engel)
5: New postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Adam Barrett, joins the group.
Associate Editor of new Springer journal,
9: Organized 'consciousness' session at the Barcelona Brain, Cognition and Technology summer school / workshop. With Paul Verschure, Tony Prescott, and Tom Ziemke.
8: Co-organized and chaired 'From Alife to Mind': First formal session on consciousness at an Artificial Life international conference.
7: Awarded EPSRC Leadership Fellowship, 'Towards a Next Generation Computational Neuroscience', value £~1,200,000. Ranked #1 by panel.
6: Promoted to Senior Lecturer.
4: Distinguished speaker at World Science Forum 2008, Seoul, Korea, April 2008. World premiere of 'Entity', a Wayne McGregor | Random Dance piece (see below). Watch this video.
9: Theme issue of Phil. Trans R. Soc. B on Modelling Natural Action Selection is now out!
Animal Consciousness: Towards a Scientific
Description and Natural History. A plenary symposium at ASSC11 organized with David Edelman,
and with guest speakers Bjorn Merker and Irene Pepperberg.
1: Invited guest speaker at the 80th birthday festschrift for Walter Freeman: Brain Network Dynamics (Berkeley, CA, Jan 26-27 2007).
10: New job! Lecturer in Informatics at the University of Sussex.
6: ASSC10 Tutorial: A Scientific Method for the Study of Animal Consciousness, organized with David Edelman. (Oxford University)
Associate Editor of Adaptive
11: New Scientist cover story: The robot that thinks like you.
10: Invited plenary speaker as part of 10 week public lecture series on consciousness held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
7: 'Modeling Natural Action Selection'. Co-organized with Tony Prescott and Joanna Bryson;held in Edinburgh, UK. Resulted in a theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B.
6: SAB2004 workshop: 'Neurorobotics Models in Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics'. Co-organized with Olaf Sporns and Jeff Krichmar; held in Santa Monica, CA. Resulted in a special issue of Neuroinformatics.