I am currently a PhD student on philosopher, Andy Clark's European Research Council- funded project 'Expecting Ourselves', which aims to investigate the nature of conscious experience in the predictive brain.
My research focuses on using the predictive processing framework to develop further connections between phenomenology and cognitive science, specifically: exploring how the Husserlian account of visual phenomenology and predictive processing can inform each other, to help map the content of conscious experience onto the mechanisms of the brain. I also work with other members of the team, led by psychologist, David Carmel, on designing and implementing a series of experiments to test the relationship between prediction and conscious awareness.
Outside my PhD studies I work as a science and technology journalist, primarily as a contributing editor for WIRED Magazine.
Mind, Matter and Language
In the press
Journalism (selected articles)
- WIRED Magazine
- How Craig Venter is fighting ageing with genome sequencing: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/craig-venter-human-longevity-genome-diseases-ageing
Entertainment, news or real life? Live streaming is complicated: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/live-now-periscope-twitch-facebook-live
Inside the startup that wants to mine asteroids and transform space travel forever: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/asteroid-space-mining-phoenix-mars-chris-lewicki-planetary-resources
We're all living in a 'conceptual prison': our brains perceive a fraction of reality to keep us alive: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-reality-of-survival
- Institute for Public Policy Research & The New Statesman
- 10 Predictions for 2015- Creative AI: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/01/dominant-china-india-back-track-and-creative-artificial-intelligence-10-predictions
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