"What is (un)consciousness? When (and how) can humans experience disconnected or connected consciousness?" Here are the questions of particular interest to me. I studied Psychology and Neurosciences and obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Liège (BE). At present, I am a clinician-researcher at the GIGA-Consciousness (Coma Science Group), leading the projects on the phenomenon of near-death experiences (NDEs). More broadly, I investigate the neural correlates of altered and modified states of consciousness (mainly using behavioral assessments, MRI and EEG neuroimaging techniques). It is certain that studies of physiological (e.g., hypnosis), pharmacological (e.g., anesthesia) and pathological (e.g., coma, disorder of consciousness) conditions will ultimately improve our understanding of the neural correlates of subjective awareness. Next to my neuroscientific interest, I'm also involved in the clinical management of patients suffering from disorders of consciousness (e.g., vegetative/unresponsive state, minimally conscious state).
I'm also affiliated to Psychology and Neuroscience of Cognition Research Unit (PsyNCog).