Liad Mudrik lab

Our Lab

Our Research

The lab investigates high-level cognition, both at the behavioral and 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.

Comparing theories of consciousness

High-level processing in the absence of awareness

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Finding new and more ecological ways to study the functions of consciousness

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Consciousness role in voluntary action (and free will debate)

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The effects of cognition on perception

Recent Public​ations

What is the Intention to Move and When Does it Occur?

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

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Prestimulus oscillatory brain activity interacts with evoked recurrent processing to facilitate conscious visual perception

Scientific Reports

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An adversarial collaboration protocol for testing contrasting predictions of global neuronal workspace and integrated information theory

Plos One

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Scientific American

New research findings, combined with philosophy, suggest free will is real but may not operate in the ways people expect


The $30 Million Gamified Search For Consciousness

IFLScience - The Big Questions

IFLScience - The Big Questions hosts Dr. Alfredo Carpineti and Prof. Liad Mudrik, trying to answer the question - what is Consciousness?

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