RADICAL is an Advanced Grant ARC project (2013), led by Axel Cleeremans (Centre for Research in Cognition & Neurosciences, UNI, Faculty of Psychological Science and Education)

Consciousness - what it feels like to have experiences - is undoubtedly one of the most important scientific problems today. Here, I adopt a resolutely dynamical perspective on consciousness, suggesting that rather than being a single static property associated with some neural states and not others, it is instead extended both in space and in time. This mandates an experimental approach focused on the dynamics of change, at different time scales.
The overarching goal of the project is to characterize the computational principles that differentiate conscious from unconscious cognition, based on a bold, original, and innovative theory about the role that neural plasticity and learning play in consciousness.
End of the project: 30/04/2019

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 340718).

Created on August 9, 2018