Articles in Popular Press

I've written a variety of short articles for the popular press, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Aeon, and The Huffington Post. The ones I think best capture the essence of my lab's work on consciousness are: A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved (The Atlantic, 2016) and How The Light Gets Out: A New Theory of Consciousness (Aeon, 2013).


Graziano, MSA (2020) Explaining consciousness. The Philosopher’s Magazine, 88: 64-68.

Graziano MSA (2019) How the brain constructs consciousness. Brainfirst Magazine, Issue 1, Article 3.

Graziano MSA (2019) Will your uploaded mind still be you? The Wall Street Journal.

Graziano MSA (2019) What happens if your mind lives forever on the internet? The Observer.

Graziano MSA (2019) True nature of consciousness: Solving the biggest mystery of your mind. New Scientist.

Graziano MSA (2018) Our primal need for personal space. The Wall Street Journal.

Graziano MSA (2018) The unconscious rules of personal space. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2018) How you react when startled is a window into your soul. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) The brain damage that hides half the world. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) Why you should believe in the digital afterlife. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) A new theory explains how consciousness evolved. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) How consciousness explains ventriloquists and religion. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) Your brain sees things you don’t. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) Most popular theories of consciousness are worse than wrong. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) How phantom limbs explain consciousness. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) Consciousness is not mysterious. The Atlantic.

Graziano MSA (2016) The Hunger Mood. Aeon Magazine.

Graziano MSA (2015) Build-A-Brain. Aeon Magazine.

Graziano MSA (2014) Are We Really Conscious? New York Times, Gray Matter.

Graziano MSA (2014) The First Smile: The evolution of human expression. Aeon Magazine.

Graziano MSA (2014) An inconvenient child. Aeon Magazine.

Graziano MSA (2013) How the light gets out: a new theory of consciousness. Aeon Magazine.

Graziano MSA (2013) Endless fun: will we ever upload our minds to computers? Aeon Magazine.

Graziano MSA (2013) Consciousness and the unashamed rationalist. Huffington Post.

Graziano MSA (2011) The spirit ends when the brain dies. Huffington Post.

Graziano MSA (2011) Is spirituality a byproduct of evolution? Huffington Post.

Graziano MSA (2011) Why is music a religious experience? Huffington Post.

Graziano MSA (2011) The spirit constructed in the brain. Huffington Post.

Graziano MSA (2011) The Darwinian evolution of religion. Huffington Post.