Thresholds of the Mind

Thresholds of the Mind is a project documenting the research work being carried out at The Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at Sussex University, UK. The Sackler Centre seeks to unravel the complex brain mechanisms that generate consciousness and are developing new theories and models of neural mechanisms that account for fundamental principles of human consciousness. I have positioned models within various research labs, including a Faraday Cage and an fMRI scanner. I have also photographed the researchers involved in this work and photographed the public engaging with the science at various science fairs. These images include a variety of equipment, such the hypnagogic scanner and the adapted Oculus Rift Goggles, which create augmented reality environments in order to investigate Interoception (awareness of bodily states), Proprioception (awareness of how our body is positioned in space) and out of body experiences. These experimental research methods have a vast range of clinical applications, including psychiatry and robotics.

 

 

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Thresholds of the Mind ~ Brain disgram with border (website)

 

 

 

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Thresholds of the NMind - Stephanie with Hypnagogic Scanner diptych (high res)

 

 

 

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Thresholds of the Mind ` Kelsuke with Goggles & Screen Diptych

 

 

Thresholds of the Mind - Goggles with Eyes Diptych

 

 

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Thresholds of the Mind _ Puzzle Box Diptych

 

 

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