Sid Kouider Research


I am a cognitive neuroscientist working on neural signatures of cognitive processing. My work relies on psychophysics and brain imaging (fMRI/EEG) for researching neural signatures of conscious and unconscious mental states in the human brain, and applying neural signatures to probe mental states in infants, sleepers and coma patients. Recently I founded Nextmind, a spin-off from my lab building the next generation of brain-computer interfaces.

Neurophysiology of consciousness

How does the brain generate conscious and unconscious mental states? My lab combines psychophysics and experimental protocols with neuroimaging tools (fMRI, EEG) to study how the human brain process things either consciously or unconsciously.

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Neurodevelopment of consciousness in infants

Are babies conscious? Because infants can’t talk about themselves, this question has long remained controversial. To bypass this issue, my lab relies on neural signatures in the absence of verbal reports.

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Neurocognitive processing during sleep

We spend a third of our life disconnected from the world and we still don’t know why? My lab investigates the function of sleep, by studying under which conditions the brain continues reacting, adapting and paying attention to the external world during light sleep.

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