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  • Philosophy of Neuroscience

  • Consciousness

  • Philosophy of Mind



M.A. Student,
Department of Philosophy, Western University

Saher is a first-year doctoral student in the Philosophy Department at Western University. While at the University of Toronto she completed her undergraduate education specializing in Neuroscience and Philosophy, and from there completed her MSc in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Her focus has been to find ways to bridge the gap between the fields of neuroscience and philosophy. Research interests involve consciousness, self-identity, and the unconscious mind. 

My research interests focus on investigating the conscious experience, theory of intentionality, and the idea of the ‘self’ that is exclusively observed from the first-person perspective. More specifically for my MA I would like to explore the various definitions and interpretations of consciousness from an integrated perspective of neuroscience and philosophy and compare the approaches of interrogation of consciousness. Additionally, I am interested in examining altered consciousness including in a clinical context and self-induced states through psychedelics.

Panjwani, S. (2022). Intracellular Interactions of the Hedgehog-Signalling Pathway Receptor, Patched-1. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. University of Toronto