Qualia Re­search Institute

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The Qualia Research Institute (QRI) is a nonprofit research organization based in San Francisco that focuses on consciousness research. QRI’s goals are to develop a precise mathematical language for describing phenomenal experience; to understand the nature of emotional valence; and to develop technologies based on this research that improve people’s lives. It was founded in December 2018 by Andrés Gómez Emilsson, Mike Johnson and Romeo Stevens (Zuckerman 2021).

Since 2021 QRI’s board of advisors includes Scott Alexander and David Pearce (Zuckerman 2021).


Shinozuka, Kenneth (2019) Why we need to study consciousness, Scientific American, September.

Zuckerman, Andrew (2021) Qualia Research Institute: history & 2021 strategy, Qualia Research Institute, January 25.

External links

Qualia Research Institute. Official website.

In­tro to Con­scious­ness + QRI Read­ing List

andzuck7 Apr 2020 19:00 UTC
32 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Qualia Re­search In­sti­tute: His­tory & 2021 Strategy

andzuck25 Jan 2021 21:38 UTC
77 points
11 comments11 min readEA link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial­ist The­o­ries of Well-Being

andzuck19 Feb 2021 20:26 UTC
31 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

QRI and the Sym­me­try The­ory of Valence

Milan_Griffes19 Dec 2020 18:34 UTC
19 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Log­a­r­ith­mic Scales of Plea­sure and Pain (@Effec­tive Altru­ism NYC)

algekalipso19 Nov 2019 9:55 UTC
14 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Us­ing Ibo­gaine to Create Friendlier Opioids

qfrerichs6 Aug 2019 21:31 UTC
23 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Treat­ing Cluster Headaches Us­ing N,N-DMT and Other Tryptamines

qfrerichs6 Aug 2019 5:02 UTC
25 points
0 comments10 min readEA link

Log­a­r­ith­mic Scales of Plea­sure and Pain: Rat­ing, Rank­ing, and Com­par­ing Peak Ex­pe­riences Suggest the Ex­is­tence of Long Tails for Bliss and Suffering

algekalipso11 Aug 2019 3:49 UTC
101 points
21 comments41 min readEA link

Get-Out-Of-Hell-Free Necklace

algekalipso9 Jul 2019 21:30 UTC
63 points
14 comments3 min readEA link

Cluster Headache Fre­quency Fol­lows a Long-Tail Distribution

algekalipso2 Aug 2019 22:47 UTC
84 points
17 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] Con­scious­ness re­search as a cause? [ask­ing for ad­vice]

Luise11 Mar 2021 7:44 UTC
24 points
24 comments1 min readEA link

New 4-hour pod­cast about the fu­ture of con­scious­ness with An­drés Gómez Emils­son from the Qualia Re­search In­sti­tute

Gus Docker30 Jan 2021 9:41 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Pod­cast: solv­ing con­scious­ness and sab­o­tag­ing the he­do­nic treadmill

Garrison7 Nov 2019 1:56 UTC
29 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
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