Anil Seth is professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex and founding co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. His research group investigates the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together research across neuroscience, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, philosophy, and psychiatry. He is specifically interested in how conscious perceptions of the world and of the self can be understood through the lens of the “predictive brain.” He has published over 150 academic papers and edited the best-selling popular science book 30 Second Brain. Anil is editor-in-chief of the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press), a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow. He was the 2017 president of the British Science Association (Psychology Section), and his 2017 TED talk has been viewed over 6.5 million times.

Anil is featured in the Mind & Life podcast episode How our minds predict our reality.

This profile was last updated on June 1, 2019

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2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel: Translating Neuroscience

Moderators: Andrew Dreitcer, Elissa Epel
Panel: Anil Seth, Clifford Saron, Daniel Siegel, Lawrence Barsalou, Yoona Kang, Norman Farb, Elissa Epel, Andrew Dreitcer

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education