I am a philosopher specialising in the philosophy of mind at its intersections with the cognitive sciences (mostly psychology and the brain sciences) and metaphysics. 

Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the CVBE, an interdisciplinary research group led by Ophelia Deroy, at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

My work is centred on the relations between the different forms of attention and the different forms of consciousness. I believe that attention is an essential component of consciousness, that must be incorporated in any complete theory of it. In fact, attention could be the backbone that unifies our current best empirical theories (for instance Recurrent Processing Theory and Global Neuronal Workspace Theory).

Some specific questions I am exploring at the moment are:

  1. What is consciousness without attention like?

  2. Does attention come in degrees, and if so, does that mean that consciousness also comes in degrees? 

  3. How do diffuse forms of attention affect perceptual consciousness? 

 

You can read more about my research here. 

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