Toward a Science of Consciousness
Apr 9-14, 2012
I am a cognitive neuroscientist who works on the question of what accounts for the difference between sensory processing of which we are aware, and sensory processing of which we are unaware. Is the former always functionally more powerful than the latter? Do they necessarily depend on different neural pathways? (In short, my tentative answers to both questions are negative.)
Currently I am an assistant professsor of psychology at Columbia University in New York City. I have previously worked at the Wellcome Center of Neuroimaging in London (2004-2007), and did my doctorate at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (2001-2005). I was born and raised in Hong Kong, where I studied philosophy as an undergrad (1998-2001).