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Karl Friston
Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Scientific Director, Professor of Neurology, Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, University College London

Karl Friston is the Wellcome principal research fellow and scientific director at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and professor of neurology at University College London. His research has been published in Neuron, Cortex, and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, among others.

Written by Karl Friston

Essay/
Consciousness and altered states
The mathematics of mind-time

The special trick of consciousness is being able to project action and time into a range of possible futures

Karl Friston