Yutaro Koyama

Graduate Student


I am currently a Ph.D. Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that is interested in developing a theory of consciousness in an axiomatic style; i.e., describing a theory from first principles, making non-trivial predictions from that theory, testing those predictions with actual mind/brain data, and modifying the theory (including the axioms) as needed.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience at Keio University in Japan. Later, I worked with Dr. Norihiro Sadato and Dr. Junichi Chikazoe on statistical/machine learning modeling of MRI at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan, where I completed my master’s degree. Ultimately, my goal is to develop a method for transferring the hardware of consciousness from the brain to artificial systems while maintaining a subjective sense of self.

Research Interests: Consciousness (Transplantation), Brain Preservation, Artificial/Natural Intelligence, Mind/Brain Measurement Methodology