Raphaël Millière

Raphaël Millière

Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience

Center for Science and Society

Columbia University

I am a Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University. I previously completed my DPhil (PhD) in philosophy at the University of Oxford in 2020.

My philosophical interests lie mainly within the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of cognitive science. My doctoral research focused on the notion of self-consciousness. In my dissertation, I defended a pluralist account of self-consciousness, according to which there are several ways in which one can be conscious of oneself as oneself.

My current research project investigates the relationship between self-representation and the spatial content of visual perception, both from a theoretical standpoint and through experimental research using virtual reality.

I am also interested in the conceptualization and taxonomy of global states of consciousness, such as post-comatose disorders of consciousness and drug-induced states, as well as methodological issues regarding the use of first-person reports in cognitive neuroscience.