About this event

  • Date and time Wed 22 Mar 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Registration, tea and coffee: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Event: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Drinks reception: 7:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Optional dinner: 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Join us for this in-person In Conversation Live event with Professor Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Program on Brain, Mind and Consciousness. Interviewed by the Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Gillian Leng CBE, he will discuss consciousness, perception, predictive processing, perceptual diversity and the dream machine. Enjoy a complimentary drinks reception and an optional private dinner afterwards.

Professor Anil Seth is a neuroscientist, author, and public speaker who has pioneered research into the brain basis of consciousness for more than twenty years. His mission is to advance the science of consciousness and to use its insights for the benefit of society, technology, and medicine.

He is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Program on Brain, Mind and Consciousness, a European Research Council Advanced Investigator, and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Neuroscience of Consciousness.

He has published more than 180 research papers and has been recognized by the Web of Science, over several years, as being in the top 0.1% of researchers worldwide. A former Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, his two TED talks have been viewed more than thirteen million times, he has appeared in several films, and he has written for Aeon, The Guardian, Granta, New Scientist, and Scientific American and he is the lead scientist on the Dreamachine project. His new book Being You: A New Science of Consciousness was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and a 2021 Book of the Year for The Economist, The New Statesman, Bloomberg Business, The Guardian, The Financial Times and elsewhere.

*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this event, subject to Professor Anil Seth' work requirements.

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Standard pricing available until 21 March 2023.


RSM Member
Day 1
£25.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1
£45.00 Meeting
£55.00 Dinner


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this event will close on 21 March 2023 at 01:00am (GMT)

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