Welcome to Consciousness Club Tokyo

What are the neural and computational bases of consciousness?
What is the mathematical structure of our conscious perception?
Can machines ever become conscious?

These are some of the big questions discussed at Consciousness Club on Friday at 7~9 pm, typically at the new office of Araya, Inc.

We also sometimes hold partnership events with other organizations such as DG Lab and General AI Challenge.

Every two weeks, a speaker gives a talk on a topic related to consciousness, followed by discussions and debates over dinner and drinks.

Consciousness club Tokyo will be resumed soon. We will have an online talk by Natesh Ganesh on August 7th.

Youtube Channel: Consciousness Club Tokyo

You can purchase our goods too from here.

For more info, see Schedule.


We started supporting groups of the global consciousness research community.

We are glad to affiliate with Consciousness Research Group, CoRN, DyConInstitute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, MCSMMCR and qualia-structure .

2021/12/03rd Fri 10:00-12:00 (JST)

Th speaker is Hakwan Lau, Team Leader
Riken CBS
Title: Why some intelligent agents are conscious

2021/11/17th Fri 17:00-19:00 (JST)

The speaker is Thomas Andrillon, Research Fellow
Paris Brain Institute & Monash University
Title: TBA

2021/10/22nd Fri 16:00-18:00 (JST)

The speaker is Tom Froese, PI at OIST
Title: TBA

2021/09/03rd Fri 16:00-18:00 (JST)

The speaker is Kentaro Miyamoto, Team Leader at RIKEN CBS
Title: Metacognition for past and future decision making in primates

2021/08/27th Fri 16:00-18:00 (JST)

The speaker is Shuntaro Sasai, Team Leader at Araya Inc.
Title: TBA

2021/07/16th Fri 16:00-18:00 (JST)

The speaker is Aurelio Cortese, PI at ATR
Title : Higher cognitive resources for efficient learning

2021/06/11th Fri  17:00-19:00 (JST)

The speaker is Kou Murayama, professor at Tübingen University
Title: A reward-learning framework of knowledge acquisition: How we can integrate the concepts of curiosity, interest, and intrinsic-extrinsic rewards.

2021/05/07th Fri  16:00-18:00 (JST)

The speaker is Eva Jablonka, professor at Tel-Aviv University
Title:Learning and the Origins of Consciousness: An Evolutionary Approach

2021/04/15th Fri  17:00-19:00 (JST)

The speaker is Olivia Carter, professor at the University of Melbourne
Title: Psychedelics and the Pharmacology of Consciousness

2021/03/12th Fri  18:00-20:00 (JST)

The speaker is Rufin Vanrullen, Principal Investigator at CNRS-CerCo
Title: Do deep learning latent spaces resemble human brain representations?

2021/02/26th Fri  10:00-12:00 (JST)

The speaker is Janis Hesse, a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech
Title: A no-report paradigm reveals that face cells multiplex consciously perceived and suppressed stimuli.

2021/01/29th Fri 9:00-11:00 (CET); 17:00-19:00 (JST)

The speaker is Wanja Wiese from Assistant Researcher/lecturer Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Title:  Integration and unification in the science of consciousness

Find out more: Consciousness Club at DG Lab – connpass