Dr Adam B. Barrett

Research Fellow

Data Intensive Science Centre (DISCUS) &

Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

University of Sussex

adam.barrettatsussexdotacdotuk
@adambarrett81

 

Research project descriptions

Neuroscience of consciousness

Ecological macroeconomics

Vegetation time series

Blog post links

On the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness.

On the field of macroeconomics.

On stability of zero-growth economics.

Biography

Selected publications

Mediano, P.A.M., Seth, A.K., & Barrett, A.B. (2018). Measuring integrated information: Comparison of candidate measures in theory and simulation. ArXiv 1806.09373 [q-bio.NC]. [pre-print]

Barrett, A.B. (2018). Stability of zero-growth economics analysed with a Minskyan model. Ecol. Econ. 146: 228-239. [view] [summary in The Conversation]

Schartner, M.M., Carhart-Harris, R.L., Barrett, A.B., Seth, A.K., & Muthukumaraswamy, S.D. (2017). Increased spontaneous MEG signal diversity for psychoactive doses of ketamine, LSD and psilocybin. Nat. Sci. Rep. 7: 46421. [view]

Schartner, M.M., Pigorini, A., Gibbs, S.A., Arnulfo, G., Sarasso, S., Barnett, L., Nobili, L., Massimini, M., Seth, A.K., & Barrett, A.B. (2017). Global and local complexity of intracranial EEG decreases during NREM sleep. Neurosci. Conscious. 3 (1): niw022. [view]

Barrett, A.B. (2015). Exploration of synergistic and redundant information sharing in static and dynamical Gaussian systems. Phys. Rev. E 91: 052802. [e-print]

Barrett, A.B. (2014). An integration of integrated information theory with fundamental physics. Front. Psychol. 5(63). [view]

Barrett, A.B., Dienes, Z., & Seth, A.K. (2013). Measures of metacognition on signal-detection theoretic models. Psych. Meth. 18(4): 535-552. [link]

Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2011). Practical measures of integrated information for time-series data. PLoS Comput. Biol., 7(1): e1001052. [view]

All publications

Sherman, M.T., Seth, A.K., & Barrett, A.B. (2018). Quantifying metacognitive thresholds using signal-detection theory. biorXiv 361543. [pre-print]

Mediano, P.A.M., Seth, A.K., & Barrett, A.B. (2018). Measuring integrated information: Comparison of candidate measures in theory and simulation. ArXiv 1806.09373 [q-bio.NC]. [pre-print]

Bor, D., Barrett, A.B., Schwartzman, D., & Seth, A.K. (2018). Response to Ruby et al: On a `failed' attempt to manipulate conscious perception with transcranial magnetic stimulation to prefrontal cortex. Consciousness and Cognition 65: 334-341. [view]

Barnett, L., Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2018). Solved problems for Granger causality in neuroscience: A response to Stokes and Purdon. Neuroimage 178: 744-748. [view]

Barnett, L., Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2018). Misunderstandings regarding the application of Granger causality in neuroscience. PNAS 201714497. [pre-print]

Barrett, A.B. (2018). Stability of zero-growth economics analysed with a Minskyan model. Ecol. Econ. 146: 228-239. [view] [summary in The Conversation]

Bola, M., Barrett, A.B., Pigorini, A., Nobili, L., Seth, A.K., & Marchewka A. (2018). Loss of consciousness is related to hyper-correlated gamma-band activity in anesthetized macaques and sleeping humans. Neuroimage 167: 130-142. [view]

Schartner, M.M., Carhart-Harris, R.L., Barrett, A.B., Seth, A.K., & Muthukumaraswamy, S.D. (2017). Increased spontaneous MEG signal diversity for psychoactive doses of ketamine, LSD and psilocybin. Nat. Sci. Rep. 7: 46421. [view]

Bor, D., Schwartzman, D.J., Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2017). Theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation to the prefrontal or parietal cortex does not impair metacognitive visual awareness. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171793. [view]

Schartner, M.M., Pigorini, A., Gibbs, S.A., Arnulfo, G., Sarasso, S., Barnett, L., Nobili, L., Massimini, M., Seth, A.K., & Barrett, A.B. (2017). Global and local complexity of intracranial EEG decreases during NREM sleep. Neurosci. Conscious. 3 (1): niw022. [view]

Barrett, A.B. (2016). A comment on Tononi & Koch (2015) `Consciousness: here, there and everywhere?'. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 20140198. [view]

Schartner, M.M., Seth, A.K., Noirhomme, Q., Boly, M., Bruno, M.A., Laureys, S., & Barrett, A.B. (2015). Complexity of multi-dimensional spontaneous EEG decreases during propofol induced general anaesthesia. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0133532. [view]

Sherman, M.T., Seth, A.K., Barrett, A.B., & Kanai, R. (2015). Prior expectations facilitate metacognition for perceptual decision. Consciousness and Cognition 35: 53-65. [pre-print]

Barrett, A.B. (2015). Exploration of synergistic and redundant information sharing in static and dynamical Gaussian systems. Phys. Rev. E 91: 052802. [e-print]

Sherman, M.T., Barrett, A.B., & Kanai, R. (2015). Inferences about consciousness using subjective reports of confidence. In: Overgaard, M. (ed.) Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. [pre-print]

Seth, A.K., Barrett, A.B., & Barnett, L. (2015). Granger causality analysis in neuroscience and neuroimaging. J. Neurosci. 35(8):3293-3297. [view]

Garfinkel, S.N., Seth, A.K., Barrett, A.B., Suzuki, K., & Critchley, H.D. (2015). Knowing your own heart: Distinguishing interoceptive accuracy from interoceptive awareness. Biological Psychology 104: 65-74. [view]

Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2014). Directed spectral methods. In: Jaeger, D. and Jung, R. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, New York. [pre-print]

Scott, R.B., Dienes, Z., Barrett, A.B., Bor, D., & Seth, A.K. (2014). Blind insight: metacognitive discrimination despite chance task performance. Psych. Science 25(12): 2199-2208. [view]

Gould C., Froese T., Barrett A.B., Ward J., & Seth A.K. (2014). An extended case study on the phenomenology of sequence-space synaesthesia. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:433. [view]

Vandenbroucke, A.R.E., Sligte, I.G., Barrett, A.B., Seth, A.K., Fahrenfort, J.J., & Lamme, V.A.F. (2014). Accurate metacognition for visual sensory memory representations. Psych. Science 25(4): 861-873. [pre-print]

Barrett, A.B. (2014). An integration of integrated information theory with fundamental physics. Front. Psychol. 5(63). [view]

Barrett, A.B., Dienes, Z., & Seth, A.K. (2013). Measures of metacognition on signal-detection theoretic models. Psych. Meth. 18(4): 535-552. [link]

Garfinkel, S.N., Barrett, A.B., Minati, L., Dolan, R.J., Seth, A.K. & Critchley, H.D. (2013). What the heart forgets: Cardiac timing influences memory for words and is modulated by metacognition and interoceptive sensitivity. Psychophysiology 50(6): 505-512. [pre-print]

Barrett, A.B., & Barnett, L. (2013). Granger causality is designed to measure effect, not mechanism. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 7(6). [view]

van Rossum, M.C.W., Shippi, M., & Barrett, A.B. (2012). Soft-bound synaptic plasticity outperforms hard-bound plasticity for a variety of learning paradigms. PLoS Comput. Biol. 8(12): e1002836. [view]

Feldwisch-Drentrup, H., Barrett, A.B., Smith, M.T., & van Rossum, M.C.W. (2012). Fluctuations in the open time of synaptic channels: an application to noise analysis based on charge. J. Neurosci. Meth. 210(1): 15-21. [pdf]

Barrett, A.B., Murphy, M., Bruno, M.A., Noirhomme, Q., Boly, M., Laureys, S., & Seth, A.K. (2012). Granger causality analysis of steady-state electroencephalographic signals during propofol-induced anaesthesia. PLoS ONE, 7(1): e29072. [view]

Seth, A.K., Barrett, A.B., & Barnett, L. (2011). Causal density and information integration as measures of conscious level. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A, 369:3748-3767.[link]

Froese, T., Gould, C., & Barrett, A.B. (2011). Re-Viewing from Within: A commentary on the use of first- and second-person methods in the science of consciousness. Constructivist Foundations, 6(2): 254-269. [pdf]

Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2011). Practical measures of integrated information for time-series data. PLoS Comput. Biol., 7(1): e1001052. [view]

Seth, A.K., & Barrett, A.B. (2010). Neural theories need to account for, not discount, introspection and behaviour. Cog. Neurosci., 1(3):227-228. [link]

Barrett, A.B., Barnett, L., & Seth, A.K. (2010). Multivariate Granger causality and generalized variance. Phys. Rev. E, 81: 041907. [link]

Cortes, J.M., Greve, A., Barrett, A.B., & van Rossum, M.C.W. (2010). Dynamics and robustness of familiarity memory. Neural Comput., 22(2):448-466. [pre-print]

Barnett, L., Barrett, A.B., & Seth, A.K. (2009). Granger causality and transfer entropy are equivalent for Gaussian variables. Phys. Rev. Lett., 103: 238701. [link]

beim Graben, P., Barrett, A.B., & Atmanspacher, H. (2009). Stability criteria for the contextual emergence of macrostates in neural networks. Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 20(3): 177-195. [pre-print]

Barrett, A.B., Billings, G.O., Morris, R.G.M., & van Rossum, M.C.W. (2009). State based model of long-term potentiation and synaptic tagging and capture. PLoS Comput. Biol., 5(1): e1000259. [view]

Barrett, A.B., & van Rossum, M.C.W. (2008). Optimal learning rules for discrete synapses. PLoS Comput. Biol., 4(11), e1000230. [view]

Physics

"M-theory on Manifolds with G2 Holonomy", A.B. Barrett, DPhil thesis, University of Oxford, UK (2006). [e-print]

"Four-dimensional Effective M-theory on a Singular G2 Manifold", (A.B. Barrett primary author; A. Lukas senior author; L.B Anderson and M. Yamaguchi co-authors), Phys. Rev. D, 74, 086008 (2006). [e-print]

"M-Theory on the Orbifold C2/ZN", (A.B. Barrett primary author; A. Lukas senior author; L.B Anderson co-author), Phys. Rev. D, 73, 106011 (2006). [e-print]

"Classification and Moduli Kaehler Potentials of G2 Manifolds", (A.B. Barrett primary author; A. Lukas senior author), Phys. Rev. D, 71, 046004 (2005). [e-print]