THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

(Formerly, ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’)

April 25-30, 2016

Tucson, ARIZONA

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

                      

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2016 PLENARY SPEAKERS will include: 

  • György Buzsáki, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York  
  • Stanislas Dehaene, INSERM-CEA, Paris
  • Stuart Kaufmann, University of Calgary, Alberta 
  • Anil K. Seth, University of Sussex, Brighton
  • Aaron Schurger, École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne 
  • Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
  • Biyu Jade He, NIH/NINDS, Bethesda
  • Anthony Hudetz, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  • Jimo Borjigin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Henry Stapp, University of California, Berkeley
  • David Chalmers, Australian National University; New York University
  • Katherine T. Peil, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Rudolph Tanzi, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General, Boston
  • Deepak Chopra, Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Carlsbad
  • Alison Gopnik, University of California, Berkeley
  • Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego
  • Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Natl. Inst. for Materials Science, Tsukuba
  • Alyssa Ney, University of California, Davis
  • Jakob Hohwy, Monash University, Melbourne

 

2016 THEMES AND TOPICS will include:

  • Three Roads to Consciousness: Global Workspace,  

         Predictive Coding and Higher Order Thought

  • Moving From Correlates to Causes of Consciousness
  • Machine Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence
  • Origin and Evolution of Life and Consciousness
  • Quantum Brain Biology
  • Transcranial Brain Stimulation
  • The 'Pribram Session' - Levels, Scale and Content of         Consciousness
  • Mechanisms of Anesthesia and Psychoactive Drugs
  • Virtual Reality
  • Consciousness and Collapse of the Wavefunction
  • End-of-life Brain Activity 

     

SPONSORS

Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona 

Center for Consciousness Science, The University of Michigan

 

CO-CHAIRS

Stuart Hameroff

University of Arizona, Banner University Medical Center,

Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson

George Mashour

Center for Consciousness Science

The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

 

CONFERENCE MANAGER

Abi Behar Montefiore

Center for Consciousness Studies

University of Arizona

cell/text:  520-247-5785  

email:    center@u.arizona.edu

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Hakwan Lau, UCLA

Harald Atmanspacher, ETH Zurich

Paavo Pylkkanen, University of Helsinki

Brit Brogaard, University of Miami

Program Advisor                                                        

David Chalmers, NYU

 

ADDITIONAL COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

Society for Mind-Matter Research

DEI, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra

Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics, Aesthetics

 

NEW BOARDS FOR 2016

WE ARE GOING VERTICAL

VERTICAL POSTER BOARDS

8' H  x  4' W

Guidelines to Printing Posters 

2016 Updated Guidlines to Printing Posters

 

 

REGISTRATION

Early Registration

September 15-December 15, 2015

Adults: $550

Students $400

 

Registration includes  

Access to Conference Plenary, Concurrent, Poster, Art Sessions, Welcome Reception, Poster Receptions, Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues, End-of-Consciousness Party

(additional fees for guests, trips and conference dinner)

 

Late Registration

after December 16, 2015

Adults $600

Students $450

Forms of Payment

Online Registration System

Wire Transfer  

Checks-Money Orders

Questions:

center@u.arizona.edu

 

Additional Information will be posted on the Conference Website:

Workshops/Forums, Side Trips, Conference Dinner, Evening Shuttles to Downtown

Car Services to Airports, Additional housing options, Applications for Conference Sponsors

Questions:

Conference Manager

Abi Behar Montefiore

Center for Consciousness Studies

University of Arizona Tucson

cell/text 520-247-5785  

email: center@u.arizona.edu

www.consciousness.arizona.edu

 

Main Conference Schedule

 

Plenary sessions (PL1-PL12)   

                                           

Tuesday April 26

(1) 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm  

             

Wednesday April 27

(2) 8:30 am to 10:40 am;

(3) 11:10 am to 12:30 pm

(4) 2:00pm to 4:10 pm 

                            

Thursday April 28

(5) 8:30 am to 10:40 am;

(6) 11:10 am to 12:30 pm (Afternoon free)  

                                    

Friday April 29

(7) 8:30 am to 10:40 am;

(8) 11:10 am to 12:30 pm;

(9) 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm  

                                           

Saturday April 30

(10) 8:30 am to 10:40 am;

(11) 11:10 am to 12:30 pm;

(12) 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm       

Concurrent Talk Sessions (C1-C21)                                

Tuesday April 26 (1-7), 5:00 pm to 7:05 pm

Wednesday April 27 (8-14), 5:00 pm to 7:05 pm     

Friday April 29 (14-21), 5:00 pm to 7:05 pm

Poster Sessions (P1-P2)                                                

Wednesday April 27 (1) 7:00-10:00 pm                       

Friday April 29 (2) 7:00-10:00 pm

Art/Tech/Film Demos                                                 

Wednesday April 27 (1) 7:30-9:00 pm                       

Friday April 29 (2) 7:30-9:00 pm

 

Social Events

Hospitality Suite -Nightly

Shuttles to Downtown  -Nightly

Welcome Reception -Tues April 26, 6:30-9:30 pm

Optional Trips -Thur April 28, 1:00-5:30 pm

Dinner-BBQ-Square Dance -Thur April 28, 6:30-9:30 pm

Poetry Slam- Zombie Blues -Fri April 29, 10:00 pm-midnight            

'End of Consciousness' Party-Sat, April 30, 8:00 pm to ??

 

See you in Tucson.

 

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The Science of Consciousness (TSC) is an interdisciplinary conference aimed at rigorous and leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study of conscious experience. These include neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, and cosmology, as well as art, technology, and experiential and contemplative approaches.

The conference is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary gathering probing fundamental questions related to conscious experience. As in previous conferences, program sessions will include plenary and keynote talks, concurrent talks, posters, art-science-film demos and exhibits, pre-conference workshops, side trips, and social events in the Tucson tradition.  

 

center@u.arizona.edu

www.consciousness.arizona.edu                                          

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CCS - The University of Arizona

The Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS) at the University of Arizona was established in 1997 by the Arizona Board of Regents with a seed grant from the Fetzer Institute. CCS is hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine under the direction of Stuart Hameroff, MD.  For over 20 years, the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona has represented a collaborative, cross disciplinary entity in nature spanning multiple departments with extensive external partnerships and collaborators throughout the world. The Center is a unique institution its broad spectrum approach whose aim is to bring together the perspectives of medicine and the physical sciences, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, philosophy, the social sciences the arts and humanities, to move toward an integrated understanding of human consciousness. Other groups tend focus either on cognitive neuroscience, philosophy or purely phenomenal experiential approaches, whereas the Center not only integrates these areas, but "thinks outside the box" of conventional wisdom which has thus far, at least, failed to make significant breakthroughs

TSC- now "The Science of Consciousness"

illustration by D. Cantrell BioMed, AHSC, UMC

CO-SPONSOR 2016

Center for Consciousness Science

The University of Michigan


Science of Consciousness

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Consciousness Central 


Upcoming

Lucerne 2016, The Enigma of Human Consciousness

Swiss Biennial - January 16


Press /Selections

2015

'Darwin Versus Deepak':

Which Came First, Feelings, or the Brain?

Stuart Hameroff Headshot

The Guardian, Why Can't The World's Greatest Minds Solve

the Mystery of Consciousness?

Audio - Long Read 30:37

Deep inside cells, a clue to the mind

Brain hierarchy leads inward to quantum channels where anesthetics act to prevent consciousness

Japan Wired Magazine - Death in A Quantum Space


- Consciousness Central TV

MISC Press 2014

 

Consciousness in the universe - A review of the 'Orch OR' theory, SciDirect, Hameroff S, Penrose R (2014) Physics of Life Reviews 11:39-78

 

VIDEO 2014

News and Conferences

 

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June 4-6, 2013 Milan

 

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VIDEO  2012


 

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THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

April 25 - 30, 2016 - Tucson, Arizona

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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E-ANNOUNCEMENTS

8-28-15     Announcement and Call for Abstracts

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

 

Art-Tech-Film

 

ONLINE ABSTRACT SYSTEM

General Conference Online System 

opens September 15, 2015 

Abstract Submission Guidelines   

2016 Taxonomy-updating

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Opens September 15, 2015

Abstract Submission Schedule and Important Deadlines

September 15   Registration/Abstract System Opens

September 30   Deadline for Workshop Proposals

October 15-30  Workshop Notifications      

December 15    Deadline for Abstracts 

January 5, 2016 Abstract Notifications begin

January 15        Early Conference Registration Deadline

February 25      Deadline-Early Registration Fees

March 25           Deadline-Hotel Conference Rate 

April 25-26         Pre-Conference Workshops

April 26-30         Plenary Opening/Conference Week

 

TSC 2016 VENUE

CONFERENCE HOTEL BOOKING LINK

 

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Special rate

for Conference Attendees Only

$109 plus tax 

 

Note:  When you reach the BOOK NOW Page,

that says BOOK NOW in order to receive the group rate.

The official name of the conference is:

The Science of Consciousness

HOTEL RESERVATION CONTACT:

LOEWS HOTEL BOOKING REP.

Resort Address:

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ, 85750

Phone: 520-299-2020
Reservations: 1-800-234-5117

Hotel Description: A breathtaking desert sanctuary located in a lush 100-acre desert garden at the foothills of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort captures the spirit, beauty and culture of the Southwest’s Sonoran Desert. Luxurious guestrooms offer private terraces, breathtaking views of the area and every creature comfort. Resort facilities include two signature 18-hole golf courses, two pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, and par course. A variety of dining options include the innovative Flying V Bar and Grill. Group facilities feature 37,000 square feet for up to 1,500.

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Meeting/Event Details:

Special Rates available from: April 21 – May 3, 2016
Pricing: Group rates from $109.00.   

Please be advised that the Resort Charge has been waived for our event.  (The Resort Charge is normally $25.00 per night plus tax.)  The Resort Charge includes overnight parking, Premium Guestroom Internet, access to the Fitness Center, unlimited local phone calls, one hour of complimentary tennis (based on availability), and scheduled shuttle to Sabino Canyon.

 

Hotel Features:

  • 398 luxurious guest rooms, including 26 suites each with private terrace
  • 30 minutes from Tucson Int’l Airport and downtown
  • Two signature 18-hole, Tom Fazio designed PGA golf courses
  • Lakeside Spa & Tennis Center – a 7,000 sq ft spa with treatment rooms, salon, aerobics studio and fitness facilities
  • Two swimming pools with Jacuzzis
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour room service

Dining & Entertainment:

  • Flying V Bar & Grill: Casual Southwestern dining with Tucson’s best views.
  • Canyon Cafe: Casual dining with outdoor terraces.
  • Cascade Lounge: Seasonal afternoon tea and nightly entertainment.
  • Bill’s Grill: A poolside retreat.

 

Airport Car Service/Shuttle

Special Round Trip Rates for Conference Registrants

will be posted

 

REGISTRATION

EARLY Registration

September 15-December 15

Adults: $550

Students $400

 

Registration includes:  

Access to Conference Plenary, Concurrent, Poster, Art Sessions, Welcome Reception, Poster Receptions, Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues, End-of-Consciousness Party

(additional fees for guests, trips and conference dinner)

 

LATE Registration

December 16 - conference

Adults $650

Students $450

 

Forms of Payment

Online Registration System

Wire Transfer  

Checks-Money Orders

Questions: center@u.arizona.edu

 

Conference Dinner

more information will be posted

 

Side Trips

Sabino Canyon Hike

Desert Jeep Rides

more information will be posted

 

Workshops

will be posted in October

center@u.arizona.edu

www.consciousness.arizona.edu                                         


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2014 TUCSON

Toward a Science of Consciousness

20th Anniversary - Tucson

April 21-26, 2014  

 

2014 ABSTRACT BOOK 

2014 Program, Schedule     

2014 Book of Abstracts / pdf

Plenary & Keynote Speakers Bios and Photos

Concurrents       Posters        Art-Tech Health Demos  

Brain Mapping Symposium

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

TSC2014 Archive Conference Web Pages

Pre-Con WORKSHOPS     POSTER ABSTRACTS 

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

 

Brain Mapping Symposium

UA College of Medicine Auditorium

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

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, UMC Duval Auditorium

 

2014 - PENROSE AWARDED BHAUMIK PRIZE

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

 

2014 VIDEO - TSC

Consciousness Central Daily roundup of events

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Early Days

 

EARLY PRESS

CONSCIOUSNESS AND DEMYSTIFICATION

1996 video from Tucson

 

Toward a New Science of the Mind:

Tucson 1996 consciousness

The Times Higher, April 5, 1996

Special Edition

 

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