TOWARD A SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS  2012

April 9-14, 2012

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

The Biennial Tucson Conference since 1994 

Known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study of conscious experience, TSC includes neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, neurobiology, medicine, quantum physics and cosmology as well as art, mind technology and experiential and contemplative approaches. TSC is the largest interdisciplinary gathering probing fundamental questions related to conscious experience. An estimated 500 scientists, philosophers, psychologists, experientialists, artists and students from over 60 countries are due to take part. An annual TSC is held overseas in cooperation with partner organizations and institutions - cities included: Stockholm, Hong Kong, Salzburg, Budapest, Tokyo, Naples, Elsinore.

2012 Conference Themes  

                              

  HOT or NOT: Debate on higher-order theories 

  War of the Worldviews

  Consciousness and echolocation

  Time, retrocausality and consciousness

  Fractal consciousness: Scale-free brain structure/dynamics     

  Attention without awareness?

  Searching for consciousness in anesthesia and coma

 

Plenary Abstracts / Schedule by session       

 

2012 TSC PLENARY SPEAKER    PHOTOS/BIOS

 

Deepak Chopra

Leonard Mlodinow

Menas Kafatos

Susan Blackmore

Mélanie Boly

Antonio Zadra

George Mashour

Robert Kentridge

Jesse Prinz

Biyu Jade He

Peter Walling

Stuart Hameroff

Steven LAUREYS

Daryl BEM

David Rosenthal

Ned Block

Hakwan Lau

Victor Lamme

Daniel Kish

Lore Thaler

Cynthia Moss                 

Kevin O'Regan

Anthony Jack

Philip Goff     

Moshe Gur

Eve Isham

Geoffrey Lee

Robin Carhart-Harris

Katherine MacLean

      

                      

Steven LAUREYS        Daryl BEM              Leonard MLODINOW       Deepak CHOPRA