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Thesis François STOCKART


From 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2024

An electrophysiological and computational study of the role of evidence accumulation in perceptual awareness.

What mechanism determines access to perceptual awareness? In this thesis, I propose to test the following hypotheses: (1) perceptual awareness is determined by the accumulation of evidence and (2) this accumulation process, when it reaches a threshold, gives rise to the signature of awareness postulated by the 'global workspace', a theory of consciousness. Behavioural and electroencephalographic data will be compared with predictions made by a computational model in order to test the validity of the first hypothesis. In addition, intracranial electrophysiological data will be collected in humans in order to determine which precise regions are involved in this accumulation process and to test the validity of the second hypothesis.

Supervisors :
- Nathan FAIVRE - 0652937884 - (nathan[dot]faivre[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)
- Michael PEREIRA - +41 79 409 9746 - (Michael[dot]pereira[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr) -

Keywords : Metacognition, Conscience, sEEG


From 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2024


ENS Paris - Financement MESRI

Submitted on 17 November 2023

Updated on 17 November 2023