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Sidath Rankaduwa


  • Consciousness Studies

  • Neuroscience of Psychedelics

  • Neuroethics


  • Rotman Institute of Philosophy
    Western University
    Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, 7115
    London, Ontario, Canada
    N6A 3K7


M.Sc. Student;
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

I’m from Halifax (Nova Scotia), pursuing my MSc in Neuroscience at Western University. I recently completed my MA in Philosophy at Western. I did my undergrad at Dalhousie University, finishing with a BA in Music and Neuroscience in 2018. My research focuses on topics that intersect neuroscience and philosophy, particularly consciousness studies and issues in the mind-brain relationship. I am also interested in the neuroscience of psychedelics, and hope to contribute to this emerging branch of research in the future. Teaching, music, and theater are my passions, and I maintain a steady practice in meditation and Buddhist philosophy.

  • PHIL 2996, “Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy” – Western University (2020)
  • PHIL 2037, “Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence” – Western University (2020)
  • PHIL 2715, “Medical Care Ethics” – Western University (2019)
  • MUSC 2007, “Guitar: History and Techniques” – Dalhousie University (2018-2019)