Mr Andrea Luppi

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis


Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Division of Anaesthesia


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Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


Coming from a background in philosophy and cognitive science, I am interested in the relation between mind and (grey) matter. Specifically, my PhD work aims to characterise how the capacity for cognition and consciousness arises from the complex interactions between brain systems, viewed as a dynamic network. To this end, I combine tools from information theory, network science and whole-brain computational modelling to study the cortical dynamics and connectivity of the brain across multiple scales and modalities (functional MRI, DTI) throughout a variety of states of altered consciousness – such as anaesthesia and disorders of consciousness, but also sleep and psychedelics. Ultimately, I aim to develop a landscape of altered states of consciousness, and a unified theoretical understanding of how consciousness is lost, and how we can promote its recovery in patients.

Research Focus






information theory

Clinical conditions


Traumatic brain injury


Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Judith Allanson

Dan Bor

Pedro Mediano

David Menon

John Pickard

Guy Williams

United Kingdom

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Key publications

TF Varley†, A Luppi†, I Pappas, R Adapa, A Owen, L Naci, DK Menon, EA Stamatakis (2020), “Consciousness & Brain Functional Complexity in Propofol Anaesthesia” Sci Rep 10, 1018

AI Luppi, MM Craig, I Pappas, P Finoia, GB Williams, J Allanson, JD Pickard, AM Owen, L Naci, DK Menon & EA Stamatakis (2019), “Consciousness-specific dynamic interactions of brain integration and functional diversity. Nature Communications” Nat Comm 10(1):4616