The University of Arizona

          

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Since 1994

Organizer and Sponsor of the

Toward a Science of Consciousness

Conferences

The Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS)

Toward a Science of Consciousness

Held annually since 1994, the conference is organized

Biennial Tucson TSC

The Tucson Conference

 

International TSC

June 9-13, 2015

Toward a Science of Consciousness

University of Helsinki, Finland

www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015


Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference

    

   

  


Media Selections

 

2015 In the news


The Guardian, Why Can't The World's Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness? Oliver Burkeman, January 21, 2015 -  One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994....

 

2014 Selections


Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 -   TSC-CCS 2014 Conference Program, Website and Abstracts via UA Website   CCS-UA Itunes

"Consciousness Central" TV- hosted by Nick Day, Interview Highlights with Plenary Speakers, 2014

Brain Mapping Symposium, S. Hameroff, Chair;  Henry Markram, Christof Koch, Anirban Bandyopadhyay, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Sponsored by The Center for Consciousness Studies, April 24, 2014 

TSC 2014 Plenary sessions and past events of the Center for Consciousness Studies Conference (CCS-UA Itunes)

Plenary 9, April 25, 2014- Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson April 21-26, 2014 M.E.Tegmark, Consciousness as a State of Matter; Stuart Hameroff, Quantum Vibrations In Microtubules - 'Orch Or' - 20 Years On; Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Opening "Pandora's Box": Direct Measurement of Microtubule Bundle Resonance in a Live Neuronal Axon Suggests Scale-Invariant Brain Dynamics Extends Inside Neurons, 2014

 

Japan Wired Magazine

2014 Death in A Quantum Space.pdf

2014-Nov 30 AZ Daily Star UAST-Allen.pdf

Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness, Earth Changes Media, 9/24/14

Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia, Chemistry World Review, Aug 12, 2014

Ref:  L Turin et al, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA., 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404387111

August 12 Response Hameroff to Turin et al.pdf

Electron Theft, Not Drug Effects, May Be How Anesthesia Knocks People Out, Scientific American, Aug 13, 2014;

 

Anesthesia's Electric Effects? World Science Festival, Aug 11, 2014  

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

World Science Festival 8/11/14 Anesthesia's Electric Effects?     

See Additional Comments/Review 

Why Anesthesia Is One of the Greatest Medical Mysteries of Our Time, Daily Explainer/io9.com, June 19, 2014  

    

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates theory of consciousness, Physics of Life Reviews, Jan 16, 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

Elsevier Link, Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in “Microtubules” Inside Brain Neurons Corroborates Controversial 20-Year-Old Theory of Consciousness, Jan 16,  2014, Amsterdam

Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory. Stuart Hameroff, Roger Penrose, ScienceDirect, Physics of Life Reviews, Phys.Org Volume 11, Issue 1, Mar 2014, pp 39-78.

'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness: Grand Theories to Clash at Tucson Conference, Huffington Post, Mar 18, 2014

Q & A -  (Elsevier) -  Interview with Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff,  Feb 20, 2014 - Video

Controversial Theory of Consciousness Revisited: Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons, Science World Report, Jan 16, 2014 

ref to Physics of Life Review Jan 16, 2014 Hameroff, S, Penrose R.,  Phys.Org Physics of Life Reviews - update of a controversial 20-year-old theory

Reply to Seven Commentaries on“Consciousness in the Universe: Review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory" Hameroff S, Penrose R (2014) Physics of Life Reviews 11:94–100

Reply to Criticism of the 'Orch OR qubit' - Orchestrated objective reduction is scientifically jusfiied Hameroff S, Penrose R (2014) Physics of Life Reviews 11(1):104-112

 

VIDEO 2014


Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 -   TSC-CCS 2014 Conference Program, Website and Abstracts via UA Website   CCS-UA Itunes

"Consciousness Central" TV- hosted by Nick Day, Interview Highlights with Plenary Speakers, 2014

TSC 2014 Plenary sessions and past events of the Center for Consciousness Studies Conference (CCS-UA Itunes)

Plenary 9, April 25, 2014- Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson April 21-26, 2014 M.E.Tegmark, Consciousness as a State of Matter; Stuart Hameroff, Quantum Vibrations In Microtubules - 'Orch Or' - 20 Years On; Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Opening "Pandora's Box": Direct Measurement of Microtubule Bundle Resonance in a Live Neuronal Axon Suggests Scale-Invariant Brain Dynamics Extends Inside Neurons, 2014

Arizona Public Media Interview with Stuart Hameroff, Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years, host Anna Augustowska, 2014 

Brain Mapping Symposium, S. Hameroff, Chair;  Henry Markram, Christof Koch, Anirban Bandyopadhyay, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Sponsored by The Center for Consciousness Studies, April 24, 2014 

Interview with Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, ElsevierConnect, Feb 20, 2014 

Elsevier Interview with Nobel prize candidate Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, Amsterdam, Feb 19, 2014 

Science World Report 1/16/14

Controversial Theory of Consciousness Revisited: Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons Science World Report |

Bio-Medicine, Elsevier, E! Science News 

1/16/14 Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in “Microtubules” Inside Brain Neurons Corroborates Controversial 20-Year-Old Theory of Consciousness 

 

PRESS / VIDEO Highlights 2013


Transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) – an optimal non-invasive brain-machine interface via microtubules?  Society for Neuroscience, November 14, 2013 SR Hameroff, JL Sanguinetti, C Duffield, U Raman, S Ghosh,S Parker, QD Amos, JJB Allen  Abstract    

Stuart Hameroff on Singularity 1 on 1: Consciousness is More than Computation! Video or- Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Global Future 2045-June 15-16, 2013-New York, R. Penrose: The quantum nature of consciousness; S. Hameroff: Microtubules & quantum consciousness - Video

Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley, Stuart Hameroff, Quantum Cognition and Brain Microtubules, Jan 9, 2013 - Video

Huffington Post, Letter to the TED-itors, Apr 18, 2013

MP3s in your genes? Is Human DNA the same as computer code? HPL 2/6/13

Can Images Unlock the Mystery of a Healing Brain?  MedPage Today, Nancy Walsh, 2/1/13

Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Science at the Taj Mahal- Newswise, Feb 1, 2013 

TedX Tucson, The Future of Consciousness, S. Hameroff, Dec 12, 2013  Video

Conversation with Deepa-(Deepak Chopra and Stuart Hameroff take an in-depth dive into the science of consciousness.

Probing The Unknowable Mysteries of the Brain, Marcelo Gleiser, NPR, December 4, 2013 reporting from the Agra TSC Conference.

 

PRESS  2013


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:

Grand Theories to Clash at Tucson Conference

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

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 

UA News 7/16/13

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"

Arizona Public Media 2/15/13

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

 

PRESS  2012


How quantum brain biology can rescue conscious free will, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, Oct 12, 2012

Hameroff, S., Comment on “Consciousness, biology and quantum hypotheses” in Quantum brain biology complements neuronal assembly approaches to consciousness by Baars and Edelman, S. Hameroff, 2012; July 11

Zinc, microtubules and Alzheimer's disease, in PLoS One

Anesthetics, tubulin and post-operative cognitive dysfunction, in PLoS One

Transcranial ultrasound (TUS) effects on mental states: A pilot study, in Brain Stimulation

Scientists claim brain memory code cracked, Science Daily, March 9, 2012

Travis J. A. Craddock, Jack A. Tuszynski, Stuart Hameroff. Cytoskeletal Signaling: Is Memory Encoded in Microtubule Lattices by CaMKII Phosphorylation? PLoS Computational Biology, 2012; 8 (3): e1002421 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002421

Insect-like CaMKII deposits a 6 bit byte of synaptic information on a microtubule Craddock, Tuszynski, Hameroff

     

Turning consciousness upside down: Magic mushrooms and the fractal brain hierarchy - Re:  Carhart-Harris et al (2012) Neural correlates of the psychedelic ... In a startling surprise (published in the stodgy PNAS), Carhart-Harris et al found that psilocybin-induced expanded states of ... molecules may also bind directly to microtubules.) 

 

VIDEO  2012


Arizona Public Media/ Arizona Illustrated / PBS, NPR / April 10, 2012  Doctor Asks: What Is Consciousness? Producer Luis Carrion    [video] “... the most interesting and important question there is” 

Toward a Science of Consciousness Tucson, 2012,  Fractal Consciousness - video

TEDx Future of Consciousness-video, Tucson 2012

 

Research in the News 2012


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     (4/12/12)  

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 (10/12/12)

 

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  

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


2016

 

Toward a Science of Consciousness

Tucson Conference

 

April 25-30, 2016

 

more information to follow.....


2015

TSC  HELSINKI

June 9-13, 2015

Toward a Science of Consciousness

University of Helsinki, Finland

The 21st annual international, interdisciplinary conference on the fundamental questions connected with conscious experience. 

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Since 1994

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2014 Tucson ARIZONA

Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference

20th Anniversary - April 21-26, 2014  


20th Anniver. Poster Artwork - D. Cantrell 

2014 ABSTRACT BOOK 

TSC2014 Archive Conference Web Pages

Pre-Con WORKSHOPS

POSTER ABSTRACTS 

Brain Mapping Symposium

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

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

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, UMC Duval Auditorium

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1861514/BrainSP2014_04_24_hd.mp4 

 

2014 VIDEO


Consciousness Central • Trailer

www.ustream.tv/channel/consciousness-central-tv

iTunes  Center for Consciousness Studies

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

 

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PRESS 2011


QANSAS 2011, Agra, India, Quantum and Nanocomputing Systems, Quantum and Nano Computing Systems Centre (QANCENTRE), December 1-4, 2011

Stockholm SWEDEN 2011 - The 18th Toward a Science of Consciousness STOCKHOLM SWEDEN  

End of Life Brain Activity Session,

P Fenwick link to video 

Photos from Stockholm - Penrose/Hameroff

Additional Photos from Stockholm

 

VIDEO 2011


Through the Wormhole, Discovery Science Channel, Life After Death'  (general website  not connected to interview)   

Wormhole Previews

http://science.discovery.com/tv/through-the-wormhole/

http://science.discovery.com/videos/through-the-wormhole-life-after-death/

Miracle Detectives, The Science of Consciousness, OWN, Feb 2011

 

Research 2011


''Lateral Information Processing

    by Spiking Neurons: A Theoretical Model of the Neural

    Correlate of Consciousness'-Computational Intelligence

    and Neuroscience (7/8/11) Ebner and Hameroff

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

 

2011  Research in the news contin.


 

 

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