Qualia (quality of consciousness) have not been captured by conventional scientific frameworks.
Our group proposes a new research paradigm to characterize qualia in terms of the relationship between different qualia.
Take a look at the concept video of Qualia Structure Project below!
A search for an isomorphism between conscious experience and structure of information Talk about the core idea, "an isomorphism between conscious experience and structure of information" by Tsuchiya (June 5, 2020)
The qualia-structure project (introduction):
A search for an isomorphism between conscious experience and structure of information
This is an overview / introduction talk given at the Shimojo lab, Caltech (zoom meeting), May 28, 2021.
The slides used are available here
A01 Qualia Structure
PI： Nao Tsuchiya
Target： Large-scale psychophysical experiments and mathematical phenomenology models to elucidate qualia structure
B01 Measurement and Manipulation
PI： Makiko Yamada
Target: Brain activity measurement related to qualia structure, and pharmacological load manipulation to elucidate the causal relationship
C01 Information Structure
PI： Masafumi Oizumi
Target： Extraction of information structure, corresponding to qualia structure, from brain activity