Dr Tsuchiya was awarded a PhD at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2006 and underwent postdoctoral training at Caltech until 2010.
Receiving a PRESTO grant from Japan Science and Technology (JST) agency, Dr Tsuchiya returned to Japan in 2010. In Jan 2012, he joined the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University as an Associate Professor. Since 2013, he is an ARC Future Fellow.
His main research interest is to uncover the neuronal basis of consciousness. Specifically, he focuses on
1) the scope and limit of non-conscious processing.
2) the relationship between attention and consciousness.
3) the neuronal correlates of consciousness by analyzing the multi-channel neuronal recording obtained in animals and humans.
4) testing a theory of consciousness, in particular, integrated information theory of consciousness.