Conscious Brain Lab

While you are reading these words, the electrochemical activity of billions of nerve cells is generating a conscious experience of these words: right now. But how do all those inter-connected cells in your brain do that? And related, what happens for example when a person loses consciousness, for example when falling asleep or when placed under anesthetic? Answering these questions is the ultimate intellectual challenge for members of the Conscious Brain Lab.

We are hosted at the University of Amsterdam, department of Psychology. On this page you can find information about lab members, ongoing projects, publications and more. See below for a recent animation that we have made about "understanding consciousness".


New CBL member Maartje de Jong


Conscious Brain lab organizes ASSC 2022 in Amsterdam!

12-15 JULY 2022



Conscious Brain lab at the University of Amsterdam