Vikas Shah, MD, PhD
What is the neurobiological basis of consciousness?
This is the website of my future lab.
I'm interested the chemical, biophysical, biochemical, and neural basis of consciousness. This question has been of philosophical and scientific interest for pretty much as long as we have been able to pose the question. The answer may be able to tell us more about who we are, as well as how to create (machine) and detect (nonhuman) consciousness. We have only just begun to be able to look at the problem from a scientific perspective, with advances in imaging technology and computational methods leading the way into a new era of investigations into the fundamental mechanisms underlying consciousness.
The proposals out there are manifold. I will be working on a review of the proposals out there and an assessment of where we are at, but for now some links that may help you get started are:
Also, here is my curriculum vita.