Centre of Excellence

The Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science is a Centre of Excellence. Our Centres of Excellence are drawing together world-leading experts and innovative approaches, creating a critical mass of knowledge, skills and training – and proving that a challenge is only impossible until it's done.

Our mission at SCCS is to advance the scientific and philosophical understanding of consciousness, and to use the insights from this research for the benefit of society, medicine, and technology.

Find out more about our Centres of Excellence.


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Centre directors

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Prof Anil Seth (Director) 

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Dr Adam Barrett (Deputy Director)

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Prof Sarah Sawyer (Deputy Director)

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Dr Jenny Bosten (Deputy Director)

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Prof James Stone (Deputy Director)