Psychology and Brain Sciences & Complex Networks and Systems.
Biography: Thomas is a PhD student in Complex Networks & Systems and Psychology & Brain Sciences working with Dr. Olaf Sporns in the Computational Cognitive Neurosciences Lab. He received his BA in Neuroscience from Hampshire College and his MPhil in Clinical Neurosciences from the University of Cambridge, where he worked in the Cognition & Consciousness Imaging Group and University Division of Anaesthesia on quantifying level of consciousness in anaesthesia and severe brain injury. When not at work, he enjoys circus arts, particularly juggling and fire-eating.
Thomas is currently continuing the work on developing methods from complex systems science to diagnosis the presence or absence of consciousness in clinical populations. He is also interested in the brain dynamics necessary for the maintenance of consciousness, and how changes in brain activity are associated with changes to consciousness caused by injury, mental illness, and consciousness-altering drugs.