Anil Seth

Neuroscientist, public speaker, occasional surfer

Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and Founding Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, at the University of Sussex.

Anil’s research seeks to understand the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together neuroscience, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry. He is Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press), a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow. His first book: Being You: A Science of Consciousness will be published by Faber & Faber in 2020.

What piece of work are you most proud of?

My contributions to consciousness science over the last 20 years.  More specifically – my book, Being You, which will come out next year.

What tool would you add to the FutureFest survival kit?

The self is not that which does the perceiving. The self is a perception too.