I study the structure of conscious experience from a living, phenomenological and mathematical perspective, as well as its implications for physical theories and AI.
My research mainly focuses on:
-Radical embodiment and phenomenology
-Cognitive and computational neuroscience
-Compositional axiomatic models and monoidal categories
-Mathematical and philosophical structures of models of consciousness (e.g. GNW)
-Experimental and theoretical paradigms to test models of consciousness (e.g. Large-scale brain models, electrophysiological, psychophysical, and fMRI data analyses)
The research project involves multidisciplinary collaborations with several research groups, mainly at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, and the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit (UNICOG), INSERM-CEA U992.
At UNICOG, I work on the neuroscience of consciousness, measuring and modelling data from awake versus anaesthetized conditions in non-human primates, while in Oxford my focus is on mathematical phenomenology, compositional models of consciousness, and their computational foundations.