The lab investigates high-level cognition, both at the behavioral and the neural level. More specifically, we are interested in the following questions:
1. What is consciousness, how does it come about, and what are its functions? The latter entails two additional questions; first, how deep does unconscious processing run and how it differs from conscious processing. Second, how is consciousness involved not only in information processing, but also in voluntary action.
2. How does cognition affect perception? We are interested in the way our expectations and semantic knowledge affect perceptual processing and our interpretation of the world.
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Learn how a new approach to consciousness research may help us finally solve one of science’s greatest mysteries
IFLScience - The Big Questions hosts Dr. Alfredo Carpineti and Prof. Liad Mudrik, trying to answer the question - what is Consciousness?
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Prof. Yadin Dudai hosts Prof. Liad Mudrik in Researchers Talk, discussing models of consciousness, her personal way in the scientific world, and also - could artificial intelligent systems experience the taste of chocolate?