Kathryn Nave

PhD Philosophy


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.


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Undergraduate teaching

Mind, Matter and Language 

In the press

Journalism (selected articles)