Anil K Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and Founding Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, an internationally leading research group in this area. Research in his group integrates consciousness science with computational and cognitive neuroscience, ultimately to connect the basic science of consciousness with new approaches to clinical diagnosis and intervention.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press) and was Conference Chair of the 16th Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC16, 2012). He has published more than 100 academic papers in a variety of fields, and holds degrees in Natural Sciences (MA, Cambridge, 1994), Knowledge-Based Systems (MSc, Sussex, 1996) and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DPhil, Sussex, 2000). Anil is editor and co-author of 30 Second Brain (Ivy Press, 2014), was consultant for Eye Benders (Ivy Press, 2013; winner of the Royal Society Young Person’s book award 2014) and contributes regularly to the New Scientist, The Guardian, and other print and broadcast media. He is committed to public involvement in science and gives regular open lectures on consciousness and other topics.