Modelling Consciousness

We try to uncover the neuronal basis of consciousness, with a specific focus on:

1) The scope and limit of non-conscious processing;

2) The relationship between attention and consciousness;

3) The neuronal correlates of consciousness by analysing the multi-channel neuronal recording obtained in animals and humans; and

4) Testing a theory of consciousness, in particular, integrated information theory of consciousness.

Capability Lead

A/Prof Naotsugu Tsuchiya


A/Prof Naotsugu (Nao) Tsuchiya was awarded a PhD at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2006 and underwent postdoctoral training at Caltech until 2010. Receiving a PRESTO grant from Japan Science and Technology (JST) agency, A/Prof Tsuchiya returned to Japan in 2010. In January 2012, he joined the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University as an Associate Professor, and is an ARC Future Fellow.

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