Consciousness Live!

Richard Brown

Just some conversations with philosophers, scientists, and anyone else interested in the scientific study of consciousness

All Episodes

Join me for a discussion with Mark Solms, Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology), as we discuss themes from his work and his recent book the Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness Mark’s book: The Hidden Spring Mark’s wikipedia page

Sep 18

1 hr 29 min

Join me for a discussion with Lucia Melloni, Liad Mudrik, and Michal Pitts as we discuss COGITATE -an innovative Open Science, preregistered adversarial collaboration focused on arbitrating between two leading theories of consciousness, Integrated Information Theory (IIT) and Global Neuronal Workspace theory (GNW) COGITATE project website

Jul 10

2 hr

Join me for a discussion with Claire Sergent, a Professor at the Université de Paris, in the Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center, as we discuss the neuroscience of consciousness and the Global Workspace Theory Sergent land website: https://clairesergent1.wixsite.com/sergentlab

Jul 6

1 hr 57 min

Join me for a discussion with Cevin Soling, a filmmaker, philosopher, musician, music producer, and artist, as we discuss his defense of solipsism -the metaphysical view that there is only one mind and that mind is Cevin Soling Cevin’s website

Jun 23

1 hr 32 min

Join me for a discussion with Megan Peters, an Assistant Professor in the UCI Department of Cognitive Sciences, as we discuss her work on consciousness and metacognition Megan’s website Fund Consciousness Neuromatch Academy M-STEP paper

May 26

2 hr 2 min

Join me for a discussion with Adrien Doerig, currently a Postdoc with Tim Kietzmann at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behavior, as we discuss empirical criteria for theories of consciousness

May 5

1 hr 44 min

Join me for a discussion with Evan Thompson, a Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Associate Member of the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Psychology (Cognitive Science Group), as we discuss Biopsychism -the view that mind and consciousness are co-extensive with life. Evan’s website

May 4

1 hr 32 min

Join me for a discussion with Hedda Mørch, a philosopher and associate professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, as we discuss her work on causation and panpsychism. Hedda’s website

Apr 27

1 hr 47 min

Join me for a discussion with Peter Carruthers, a philosopher at the University of Maryland, as we discuss themes from his new book Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Question Laid to Rest Peter’s website

Apr 21

1 hr 52 min

Join me for a discussion with Tony Chemero, a professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Cincinnati, as we discuss Radical Embodied cognitive Science find out more about Tony’s work

Apr 15

1 hr 49 min

Join me for a discussion with Kate Pendoley, a philosopher currently at Hunter College, CUNY, as we discuss her work on the emotions. Kate’s website

Apr 6

1 hr 12 min

Join me for a discussion with Nick Shea, a Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London, as we discuss his book Representation in Cognitive science Nick’s Website Representation in Cognitive Science (open access book!)

Apr 1

49 min 47 sec

Join me for a discussion with Jake Berger, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lycoming College, as we discuss the nature of perceptual experience Jake’s website

Mar 26

1 hr 53 min

Join me for a discussion with Declan Smithies, a professor of philosophy at Ohio State University, as we discuss themes from his book The Epistemic Significance of Consciousness Declan’s website The Epistemic Significance of Consciousness

Mar 24

1 hr 57 min

Join me for a discussion with Bernard J. Baars as we discuss consciousness science, global workspace theory, and more!

Mar 17

2 hr 3 min

Join me for a discussion with Christof Koch, Chief Scientist of the MindScope Program at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, as we discuss themes from his recent book The Feeling of Life Itself Christof’s website

Mar 10

1 hr 10 min

Join me for a discussion with Luke Roelofs, a Postdoc at the NYU Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, as we discuss themes from his book Combining Minds Luke’s website Combining Minds

Feb 25

2 hr 28 min

Join me for a discussion with Elizabeth Loftus, a Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, Criminology, Law and Society, Cognitive Science, and  Law at UC Irvine, as we discuss her work on memory. Elizabeth’s website

Feb 19

1 hr 9 min

Join me for a conversation with François Kammerer, a Humboldt postdoctoral researcher at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany, as we discuss illusionism about phenomenal consciousness Francois’ website: https://www.francoiskammerer.com

Dec 2020

2 hr 19 min

Join me for a discussion with Daniel Stoljar, a professor of philosophy at the Australian National University, as we discuss physicalism, the epistemic approach to consciousness, conceivability arguments, revelation for introspection, illusionism, and more! Daniel’s website: https://sites.google.com/site/danielstoljar/

Nov 2020

2 hr 3 min

Join me for a discussion with Victor Caston, a professor of philosophy and classical studies at the University of Michigan, as we discuss Aristotle on consciousness, perception, representationalism, the Veil of Perception, and more! Victor’s Academia.edu website

Nov 2020

2 hr 4 min

Join me for a discussion with Chris Letheby, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia and (2019-2022) Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide on the ARC-funded project ‘Philosophical Perspectives on Psychedelic Psychiatry’, as we discuss the philosophy of psychedelics Chris’ website: http://www.chrisletheby.com/index.html Chris’book: Philosophy of Psychedelics

Nov 2020

2 hr 21 min

Join me for a discussion with Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist, licensed clinical psychologist, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as we discuss A.I., cognitive enhancement, the unconscious, psychiatry, and more Heather’s website: https://heatherberlin.com

Oct 2020

1 hr 4 min

Join me for a discussion with David Papineau, professor of philosophy at Kings College London, as we discuss themes from his upcoming book The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience David’s website: https://www.davidpapineau.co.uk David’s book

Oct 2020

2 hr 31 min

Join me for a discussion with Myrto Mylopoulos, associate professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Carleton University, as we discuss agentive phenomenology Myrto’s website

Oct 2020

1 hr 37 min

Join me for a discussion with Henry Shevlin, a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, as we discuss philosophy, cognitive phenomenology, artificial intelligence, and a whole lot more! Henry’s website Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence podcast

Oct 2020

2 hr 14 min

Join me for a discussion with Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Associate Member of the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Psychology (Cognitive Science Group). Evan’s website

Sep 2020

1 hr 33 min

Join me for the continuation of my discussion with Bernardo Kastrup and Philip Goff

Sep 2020

1 hr 21 min

Join me for a discussion with Andrew Y. Lee as we discuss mental qualities and the value of consciousness. Andrew’s website: https://www.andrewyuanlee.com

Aug 2020

2 hr 2 min

Join me for a discussion with Philip Goff and Bernardo Kastrup as we discuss panpsychism, analytic idealism, quantum mechanics, fine-tuning and a whole lot more!

Aug 2020

2 hr 4 min

Join me for a discussion with john Kubie, a cognitive neuroscientist at SUNY Downstate

Jul 2020

1 hr 59 min

Join me for a discussion with Hakwan Lau

Jun 2020

2 hr 11 min

Join me for a discussion with Claudia Passos-Ferreira, a visiting assistant professor at NYU’s Center for Bioethics, as we discuss infant consciousness

Jun 2020

2 hr 6 min

Join me for a discussion with Alex Kiefer, a Lecturer at Monash University, and Pete Mandik, a professor at William Patterson University, as we discuss predictive coding, mental representation, the Free Energy Principle, and a lot more! Alex’s website Pete’s website

May 2020

2 hr 15 min

Join me for a discussion about pain eliminativism with Jennifer Corns, lecturer in philosophy at the University of Glasgow Jennifer’s book The Complex Reality of Pain

May 2020

1 hr 53 min

Join me for a discussion with Geoffrey Lee, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley, as we discuss his case for deflationary pluralism. Geoff’s website

May 2020

1 hr 52 min

Join me for a discussion with Benjamin Kozuch, an Assistant Professor in the University of Alabama Philosophy Department, as we discuss his arguments against higher-order theories of consciousness and a whole lot more Benji’s website: https://wetware.ua.edu

Apr 2020

2 hr 32 min

Join me for a discussion with James Dow, a professor at Hendrix College, as we discuss the intersection of aesthetics and environmental ethics plus a whole lot more! Thisness (James’ band) James’ website: http://jamesmdow.com

Apr 2020

2 hr 19 min

Join me for a discussion with Joseph LeDoux and David Rosenthal as we discuss the involvement of the self in conscious experience, higher-order theories of consciousness and a lot more

Apr 2020

1 hr 33 min

Join me for a discussion with Georg Northoff, Georg’s website: http://www.georgnorthoff.com The Spontaneous Brain Minding the Brain: A guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience

Apr 2020

1 hr 30 min

Join me for a discussion with David Pitt, a philosopher at California State University Los Angeles, as we discuss conceptual phenomenology, knowledge by acquaintance, and a lot more

Apr 2020

2 hr 13 min

Join me for a discussion with Pete Mandik, a professor of philosophy at William Patterson university

Apr 2020

2 hr 44 min

Join me for a discussion with David Papineau, a professor of philosophy at King’s College London and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as we discuss physicalism, casual closure, representationalism, and panpsychism.

Mar 2020

2 hr

Join me for a discussion with Bryce Huebner, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Georgetown University, as we discuss embodied cognition, consciousness, meditation, Yogācāra, and a lot more!

Mar 2020

2 hr 10 min

Join me for a discussion with David Chalmers, University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University.

Mar 2020

2 hr 29 min

Join me for a discussion with Tony Ro, Presidential Professor of Psychology and Biology and director of the M.S. Program in Cognitive Neuroscience at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Tony’s Lab: https://rolab.ws.gc.cuny.edu/tro/

Mar 2020

1 hr 34 min

Join me for a discussion with Carolyn Dicey Jennings, an associate professor of philosophy and cognitive science at UC Merced, as we discuss themes from her upcoming book The Attending Mind. Carolyn’s website The Attending Mind

Nov 2019

1 hr 24 min

Join me for another discussion with Philip Goff, a consciousness researcher at Durham University. This time we discuss themes from his new book Galileo’s Error Galileo’s Error on Amazon Philip’s website Philip’s blog

Nov 2019

1 hr 42 min

Join me for a discussion with Bernardo Kastrup, an independent philosopher who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence), as we discuss his argument against physicalism and his version of Objective Idealism. Bernardo’s website Windt & Metzinger paper on metacognition in dreaming

Oct 2019

1 hr 55 min

Join me for a discussion with Susan Schneider, NASA-Baruch Blumberg Chair, Library of Congress and NASA, Distinguished Scholar Chair, Library of Congress (2019), Director, AI, Mind and Society (“AIMS”) Group, The University of Connecticut, and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of Connecticut, as we discuss her new book Artificial You -AI and the Future of … Continue reading Susan Schneider Live!

Oct 2019

1 hr 39 min