Dr. Bernard J. Baars is former Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego.
He is interested in human language, the brain basis of consciousness, volition, and a variety of related topics.
Baars pioneered a cognitive theory of consciousness called Global Workspace Theory, which is widely cited in philosophy and science.
Together with William P. Banks, Baars has edited the journal Consciousness & Cognition for more than fifteen years.
He has written an introductory text for cognitive neuroscience, called Cognition, Brain & Consciousness: An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience.