Professor David Rudrauf is a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Geneva, FAPSE, and a member of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences. He directs the Laboratory of Multimodal Modeling of Emotion and Feeling on the Campus Biotech in Geneva, which is dedicated to the computational modelling and empirical study of embodied consciousness, emotion and resilience, in normal and pathological contexts.
Prof. Rudrauf has a highly multidisciplinary background and research activity. He uses and develop methodologies relying on advanced multimodal signal processing, modelling and analysis, with an emphasis on studying causal relationships, in the context of experimental psychology/psychophysics and neuropsychology, psychophysiology, neuropharmacology, large-scale lesion studies, multimodal neuroimaging, electrophysiology and computational modelling.
For the past decade, he has been conducting theoretical developments, deriving hypotheses and models on the phenomenology of consciousness and self-awareness and their computational and neural basis in connection to emotion & feeling. His current research focuses on integrating his computational model of embodied consciousness with virtual reality and robotics in order to study the normal and pathological mechanisms of the mind.