Anil Seth

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Anil K Seth
Anil Seth portait.jpg
Alma materMA University of Cambridge
PhD University of Sussex
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Sussex

Anil K Seth is a British professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex.


Seth went to school at King Alfred's Academy in Wantage. He has degrees in Natural Sciences (BA/MA, Cambridge, 1994), Knowledge-Based Systems (M.Sc., Sussex, 1996) and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (D.Phil./Ph.D., Sussex, 2001). He was a Postdoctoral and Associate Fellow at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California (2001-2006).


Seth is Co-Director (with Prof. Hugo Critchley) of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science[1] and Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness.[2] He was Conference Chair of the 16th Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness and continuing member 'at large'[3] and is on the steering group and advisory board of the Human Mind Project.[4] He was president of the Psychology Section of the British Science Association in 2017.[5][6]


Seth has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Neuroscience of Consciousness.[2] He is a regular contributor to the New Scientist, The Guardian,[7] and BBC,[8] and writes the blog NeuroBanter.[9] He also consulted for the popular science book, Eye Benders, which won the 2014 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.[10] An introductory essay on consciousness has been published on AeonThe Real Problem – a 2016 Editor’s Pick.


  • Brain Twisters (Ivy Press, 2015)[11] - Consultant
  • 30 Second Brain (Ivy Press, 2014)[12] - Editor and Co-Author
  • Eye Benders (Ivy Press, 2013)[13] - Consultant
  • Modelling Natural Action Selection (Cambridge University Press, 2011)[14] - Editor and Co-Author


  1. ^ "Anil Seth at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science". University of Sussex. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  2. ^ a b "Editorial Board". Neuroscience of Consciousness. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  3. ^ "Association of Scientific Studies of Consciousness". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  4. ^ "Advisory Board". Human Mind Project. 2015-01-30. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  5. ^ "Psychology Section". British Science Association. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  6. ^ "Who we are". BSA Psychology. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  7. ^ "Anil Seth". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  8. ^ "Anil Seth on consciousness, The Life Scientific". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  9. ^ "About". NeuroBanter. 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. ^ GrrlScientist (2014-11-17). "Royal Society Young People's Book Prize winner announced". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  11. ^ Clive., Gifford (2015). Brain Twisters : the science of feeling and thinking. Seth, Anil. Lewes: Ivy. ISBN 9781782402046. OCLC 899705249.
  12. ^ 30-second brain : the 50 most mind-blowing ideas in neuroscience, each explained in half a minute. Seth, Anil., Bekinschtein, Tristan. New York: Metro Books. 2014. ISBN 9781435147843. OCLC 875565756.
  13. ^ Clive., Gifford (2013). Eye benders. Seth, Anil, 1976-. Lewes: Ivy. ISBN 9781782400844. OCLC 861317419.
  14. ^ Seth., Anil (2011). Modelling natural action selection. Prescott J, Tony.,Bryson J, Joanna. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107000490. OCLC 934350929.

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