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Since 1994

Organizer and Sponsor of the

Toward a Science of Consciousness


The Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS)

Toward a Science of Consciousness

Held annually since 1994, the conference is organized

Biennial Tucson TSC

International TSC

1995 Ischia, Italy; 

1997, Elsinore, Denmark;

1999, Tokyo, Japan;

2001, Skovde, Sweden;

2003,  Prague, Czech Republic;

2005, Copenhagen, Denmark;

2007 Vienna, Austria;

2007, Budapest, Hungary;

2009, Hong Kong, China;

2011, Stockholm, Sweden;

2013, Agra, India;

2015 TSC will take place in HELSINKI Finland

June 9-13, 2015

Toward a Science of Consciousness

University of Helsinki, Finland


2014 TSC

Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference

2014 VIDEO

Consciousness Central • Trailer

iTunes  Center for Consciousness Studies

Brain Mapping Symposium - TSC 2014 held at UMC

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

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, UMC Duval Auditorium 



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  Research in the news

Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia   Chemistry World 8/11/14

Electron Theft, Not Drug Effects

May Be How Anesthesia Knocks People Out

Scientific American 8/13/14      See Additional Comments/Review 

Hameroff's Review of Turin et al - Electron spin and anesthesia 8/12/14

World Science Festival 8/11/14

Orch OR - Consciousness in the universe: A review

A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory  Science Direct, 8/ 20/13

'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness:

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates (Phys.Org)

... 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 ...

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 >

Bio-Medicine, Elsevier, E! Science News


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


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,

Newswise / Consciousness Conference Covers All Angles  

Synesthesia with author M. Seaberg

NYAS Tasting the Universe-Science & Impact of Expanded

Sensory Wiring

12 min. teaser War of the World Views Debate

Outline of 2012 Program-initial

AZ Public Media-Desert Health Dining with Deepak

2011  research in the news

 illustration by D. Cantrell




June 9-13, 2015

Toward a Science of Consciousness

University of Helsinki, Finland




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

Solve the Mystery of Consciousness? by Oliver Burkeman 21 Jan 2015



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