Measuring the Mind: A Framework for Building a Consciousness Meter

Project: Research

Project Description

The lack of well-validated measures of consciousness is at the root of a methodological crisis in the science of
consciousness. This project aims to resolve that crisis by developing a new framework for measuring
consciousness. Drawing on work in the philosophy of science and mind, it will investigate whether consciousness
can be measured in the way that other natural properties can be measured. It is anticipated that this project will
benefit: consciousness scientists, by providing their research with firm methodological foundations; clinicians, by enabling them to assess consciousness more accurately; and ethicists, by making tractable questions about consciousness in non-human animals, brain-damaged patients, and artificial agents.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date12/09/1612/09/20

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD827,552.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD61,403.00
  • Monash University