Michel, M. (2022) Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex: A review. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 29(7-8), 115—157. (pdf)

Michel, M., Malach, R. (2022) Making progress on the prefrontal debate. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 29(7-8), 158-164. (pdf)

Michel, M. (2022) How (not) to underestimate unconscious perception. Mind & Language. (pdf)

Lau, H., Michel, M., LeDoux, J.E., Fleming, S.M. (2022). The mnemonic basis of subjective experience. Nature Reviews Psychology. (pdf)

Birch, J., Broom, D.M., Browning, H., Crump, A., Ginsburg, S., Halina, M., Harrison, D., Jablonka, E., Lee, A.Y., Kammerer, F., Klein, C., Lamme, V., Michel, M., Wemelsfelder, F., Zacks, O. (2022). How Should We Study Animal Consciousness Scientifically? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 29(3–4), 8–28. (Open Access)

Taschereau-Dumouchel, V., Michel, M., Lau, H., Hoffman, S.G., LeDoux, J. (2022) Putting the 'Mental' Back in 'Mental Disorders': Lessons from Research on Fear and Anxiety. Molecular Psychiatry. (Open Access)

Michel, M. (2021) Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest, by Peter Carruthers. [Book Review] Philosophical Review, 130 (4):619–623. (pdf)


Michel, M. & Lau, H. (2021) Is blindsight possible under Signal Detection Theory? Comment on Phillips (2021). Psychological Review, 128(3), 585-591. (pdf)

Michel, M. (2021) Calibration in Consciousness Science. Erkenntnis. (pdf)


Michel, M. & Doerig, A. (2021) A new challenge for local theories of consciousness. Mind & Language. (pdf)

Michel, M. & Lau, H. (2020) On the dangers of conflating strong and weak versions of a theory of consciousness. Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, Special Issue: The Neural correlates of consciousness (Open Access)​​

Knotts, J.D., Michel, M., Odegaard, B. (2020) Defending subjective inflation: An inference to the best explanation. Neuroscience of consciousness (Reply to "Deflating Inflation", by Greyson Abid) (Open Access)


Michel, M. & Peters, M.A.K. (2020) Confirmation bias without rhyme or reason. Synthese, 199, 2757–2772. (pdf)


Michel, M. & Lau, H. (2020) Higher-order theories do just fine. Cognitive Neuroscience, 12(2), 77-78. (Commentary on "Hard Criteria for Empirical Theories of Consciousness", by Doerig et al.) (pdf)

LeDoux, J., Michel, M., Lau, H. (2020) A little history goes a long way toward understanding why we study consciousness the way we do today. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 117(13), 6976-6984. (open access)


Michel, M. (2020) Consciousness Science Underdetermined: A brief history of endless debates. Ergo, 6(28). (open access)

(Received the 'Young researcher prize 2020' from the Société de Philosophie des Sciences).

Michel, M. & Morales, J. (2019) Minority Reports: Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex. Mind & Language, 35(5), 493-513. (pdf) + See also the Mind & Language / Brains Blog Symposium on this article, with commentaries from Liz Irvine, Benji Kozuch, Michael Pitts & Kevin Ortego, as well as our response.


Michel, M. (2019) The Mismeasure of Consciousness: A problem of coordination for the Perceptual Awareness Scale. Philosophy of Science, 86(5), 1239-1249. (pdf)

Lau, H.  & Michel, M. (2019) A socio-historical take on the meta-problem of consciousness. Journal of consciousness studies, 26(9-10), 136-147. (Commentary on "The meta-problem of consciousness", by David Chalmers). (pdf)

Ludwig, P., & Michel, M. (2019) Les données en première personne et l’expérimentation en psychologie. Philosophia Scientiae, 23-2, 111-130. (pdf)

Michel, M., Beck., D., Block, N., Brown., R., Carmel., D., Chirimuuta, M., Chun, M., Cleeremans, A., Martinez-Conde, S., Dehaene, S., Fleming, S.M., Frith, C., Haggard, P., He, B., Heyes, C., Goodale, M.A., Irvine, L., Kawato, M., Kentridge, B., King, J.R., Knight, R.T., Kouider, S., Lamme, V., Lamy, D., Lau, H., Laureys, S., LeDoux, J., Lin, Y.T., Liu, K., Macknik, S., Mashour, G.A., Melloni, L., Miracchi, L., Mylopoulos, M., Naccache, L., Owen, A., Passingham, R.E., Pessoa, L., Peters, M.A.K., Rahnev, D., Ro, T., Rosenthal, D., Sasaki, Y., Sergent, C., Solovey, G., Schiff, N.D., Seth, A., Tallon-Baudry, C., Tamietto, M., Tong, F., van Gaal., S., Vlassova, A., Watanabe, T., Weisberg, J., Yan, K., & Yoshida, M. (2019). Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 104-107. (pdf, view only)

Michel, M., Fleming, S. M., Lau, H., Lee, A. L. F., Martinez-Conde, S.,  Passingham, R. E., Peters, M. A. K., Rahnev, D., Sergent, C., Liu, K. (2018). An informal internet survey on the current state of Consciousness Science, Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2134. (pdf)


Michel, M. (2018) Fish and Microchips: On fish pain and multiple realization, Philosophical Studies, 176, 2411–2428.​​ (pdf)


Michel, M. (2017) Methodological artefacts in consciousness science, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24(11-12), 94-117.​​ (pdf)


Michel, M. (2017) A role for the anterior insular cortex in the global neuronal workspace model of consciousness, Consciousness & Cognition, 49, 333-356. (pdf)

Ludwig, P., & Michel, M. (2017) Introspection, Entry for Encyclopedie Philosophique. (published here)

In preparation

Michel, M. (In preparation) The old and new criterion problems.

Michel, M. (In preparation) Headless zombie animal machines.

Michel, M. (In preparation) Blindsight is unconscious perception.

Michel, M. (In preparation) Psychometric drifts in psychiatric research.

Michel, M. (In preparation) What's so special about studying consciousness scientifically?

Michel, M. (In preparation) The theory-theory of introspection renewed.