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In our project, we are looking for the physical footprints of consciousness and seek answers to many questions about its origin and nature. We want to answer questions like

What parts of the brain give rise to consciousness?
What are the minimal neuronal mechanisms that are sufficient to generate consciousness?
What causes the emergence of consciousness?

In our approach, we assume that consciousness is entirely determined by neural activity, which we can observe with direct, multichannel recordings of the brain. We address the raised questions with the convergence of techniques from systems neuroscience, neurosurgery, and machine learning.