Consciousness in the predictive mind

  • Hohwy, Jakob (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Blankenburg, Felix (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kouider, Sid (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Seth, Anil (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Neuroscience and philosophy are still unable to explain how the brain gives rise to our conscious experience.
Competing theories of consciousness are piecemeal, difficult to test and compare, and mostly formulated without
much regard to a general theory of brain function. This project takes a different approach: it front-loads a new and
influential general theory of brain function, and aims to use this theory to determine which theories of
consciousness can be defended and which rejected. The outcome is a unified scientific and theoretical approach
to consciousness. The benefit is in achieving a deeper and more integrated understanding of a major field of
contemporary neuroscience and philosophy research.
Effective start/end date30/09/1630/04/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$373,000.00
  • Monash University
  • University of Sussex
  • Ecole Normale Superieure
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)