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June 9-13, 2015

Toward a Science of Consciousness

University of Helsinki, Finland



Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference

Consciousness Central TV

Daily roundup of events from TSC 2014 Host, Nick Day

Interviews with

TSC 2014 Plenary Speakers

Special Highlights



The 1st Bhaumik Prize in Consciousness Studies was awarded to   

Sir Roger Penrose at the TSC 2014 Conference for significant

research toward understanding consciousness............more


It was 20 years ago today.......  

D. Cantrell               

2014 Sessions-updating

Sponsored by The Center for Consciousness Studies

Henry Markram, Christof Koch, Anirban Bandyopadhyay held 4/24/14

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, UMC Duval Auditorium

Here is a dropbox link that can be used to download the file directly:


Program and Abstracts-2014

2014    Research in the news


Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia-Chemistry World review

Chemistry World 8/11

Electron Theft, Not Drug Effects

May Be How Anesthesia Knocks People Out

Scientific American 8/13

See Additional Comments/Review

Anesthesia's Electric Effects?

World Science Festival 8/11/14

Consciousness in the universe:

A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory,

'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness:

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates

... Phys.Org A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives ...

AHSC Newsroom 

AHSC Calendar

TSC 2014 Conference

Science World Report 1/16/14

Controversial Theory of Consciousness Revisited: Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons Science World Report | A review and update of a controversial theory about consciousness deriving from fine-scale interactions between internal structures of brain cells is supported by recent discoveries of quantum vibrations in the scaffolding inside neurons, says Stuart Hameroff, director of the UA's Center for Consciousness Studies, in a review article he co-authored with the eminent British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose. more >

2013    Research in the news 

Transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) –

an optimal non-invasive brain-machine

interface via microtubules? Society for

Neuroscience, November 14, 2013

Science of Consciousness, News & Research

Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind

June 4-6, 2013 Milan

Global Future 2045-June 15-16, 2013-New York 

R. Penrose: The quantum nature of consciousness

Good Vibrations,

Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound 

HPL 4/18/13-Letter to the TED-itors

Stuart Hameroff at Tucson TedX Talk 12/12

The Future of Consciousness

MP3s in your genes? Is Human DNA the same as

computer code?

HPL 2/6/13

Genetics Nothing, Sans Consciousness- Considering

DNA alone misses 'life itself"

Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Science at the

Taj Mahal-

Newswise 2/1/13  

Can Images Unlock the Mystery of a Healing Brain? 

MedPage Today 2/1/13


Research continued......


2012   Research in the News

Transcranial ultrasound (TUS) effects on mental states:

    A pilot study Brain Stimulation  (5/ 6/12)


Post-Anesthesia Dementia, Like Alzheimer's, Looks

    Micro-'Tubular' Newswise (6/26/12)


The Molecular Architecture of Memory - How and where

    are memories  formed and stored?  Psychology Today


Zinc Imbalance in Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients Points

    to New Therapies Newswise (3/26/12)

Tucson Scientists Claim Brain Memory Code Cracked

    PLoS Computational Biology (3/8/12)

Zinc, microtubules and Alzheimer's disease, PLos One (3/23/12)

Anesthetics, tubulin and post-operative cognitive

    dysfunction PLoS One (6/25/12) 

How quantum brain biology can rescue conscious

    free will, Hameroff, S., Front Integr Neurosci Epub



Ebner and Hameroff- ''Lateral Information Processing

    by Spiking Neurons: A Theoretical Model of the Neural

    Correlate of Consciousness'-Computational Intelligence

    and Neuroscience (7/8/11)

New paper on - Orch OR by Penrose and Hameroff 

   'Consciousness in the Universe'  Journal of Cosmology,

    2011, Vol. 14

Visualizing molecular memory " Memory Bytes" -

    Molecular match for CaMKII, Phosphorylation Encoding of

    Microtubule Lattices, Journal of Integrative Neuroscience,

    Hameroff, Craddock & Tuszynski 9/20/10 

Quantum and Nanocomputing Systems, 2011

    QANSAS Agra, India


TSC-2012 - April Conference News/Interviews

Arizona Public Media/ Arizona Illustrated, Producer,

Luis Carrión Filmmaker Nick Day presents conversations

with a few Plenary UA News -outlines conference, debate

filmmaker Matt Faw talks w N.Theise, R. Carthart-Haris, J. Shear  

Newswise / Consciousness Conference Covers All Angles  

Science & The City Synesthesia with author M. Seaberg,

NYAS Tasting the Universe-Science & Impact of Expanded

Sensory Wiring

Outline of 2012 Program-initial

AZ Public Media-Desert Health Dining with Deepak

12 min. teaser War of the World Views Debate


research in the news



Hameroff S, Watt R, Borel J, Carlson G. General anesthetics directly inhibit electron mobility: dipole dispersion theory of anesthetic action. Physiol Chem Phys 1982;14(3):183–7    pdf

Hameroff S, Watt R. Do anesthetics act by altering electron mobility? Anesth Analg 1983;62:936–40   pdf








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CCS Co-Founder 

Al was a wonderful man and a good friend

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Contact Information


Director, Stuart Hameroff, MD

Assistant Director, Abi Behar Montefiore


telephone / text / fax:

office: 520.621.9317 

Call/Text   520.247.5785  

fax:  520-626-6416


post office box:

The University of Arizona

Department of Anesthesiology


P.O. Box 245114   Tucson, AZ USA 85724-5114

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Department of Anesthesiology


1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721

Suite 5301

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