Skip to main content

Computational Neurophenomenology: Explaining Concious Experiences in terms of Neural Mechanisms

Project description

A neurodynamical look into consciousness

In the area of psychology and neuroscience, consciousness is an important field of research. The EU-funded CONSCIOUS project will explore how conscious experiences depend on the brain. To investigate how particular conscious experiences can be understood as arising from the brain’s ‘best guesses’, the project will develop novel machine-learning models. Neuroimaging will be used to test the idea that different kinds of neurally encoded predictions can account for different kinds of perceptual experience. By exploring correlations between patterns of brain activity and aspects of consciousness, as well as developing new theories about emergence and predictive processing, CONSCIOUS will examine how the globally unified character of conscious experiences emerges from neural dynamics.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
Net EU contribution
€ 2 388 443,00
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
United Kingdom

See on map

Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex Brighton and Hove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 388 443,00
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton

See on map

Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex Brighton and Hove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 48 325,00
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

See on map

Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00