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Discovering the Mathematical Structure of Consciousness

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Ongoing Projects

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Symmetry Theory of Valence

We are conducting research to test the Symmetry Theory of Valence.

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Psychophysics Toolkit

We are developing a psychophysics tool to quantitatively measure the effects of psychoactive substances and other altered states.

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Analysis of EEG Meditation Data

We are collaborating with The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium to analyze EEG meditation data.

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Today, there aren't many scientific ways to describe conscious experience. Qualia Research Institute is working to solve this problem. Our goals are ambitious yet achievable:

  1. Develop a precise mathematical language for describing subjective experience

  2. Understand the nature of emotional valence (happiness and suffering)

  3. Map out the full space of possible conscious experiences

  4. Build technologies to radically improve people's lives