Plenary Abstracts


                                                          P L E N A R Y   

                                    2014 - Toward a Science of Consciousness

                                  The Tucson Conference  -  20th Anniversary 

                                           April 21-26, 2014  PLENARY  1 - 12


                           PLENARY 1  -  The Hard Problem: Twenty Years On

                                   Tuesday, April 22, 2014       2:00 pm to 4:10 pm  


                                                                 Donald Hoffman        

                                  David Chalmers                        Daniel C. Dennett                            Donald Hoffman

                                   David Chalmers, The Hard Problem of Consciousness: 342 Years On

                              PLENARY 2 -     Attention and Consciousness

                                  Wednesday, April 23, 2014     8:30 am to 10:40 am


                          Michael Graziano                                     Alison Gopnik                                   Ned Block 

                           Michael Graziano, Consciousness and the Social Brain


                       PLENARY 3 -   Consciousness and the Laws of Physics
                                   Wednesday, April 23, 2014     11:10 am to 12:30 pm  

                                                  Sir Roger Penrose



                           PLENARY 4 -   Subjectivity and Objectivity

                            Wednesday, April 23, 2014       2:00 pm to 4:10 pm


                          Rebecca Goldstein                           John Searle                                     Deepak Chopra 


                       Rebecca Goldstein, Consciousness and the Novel

                       John Searle, The Problem of Consciousness After Twenty Years


                        PLENARY 5 - Brain Networks and Consciousness  
                            Thursday, April 24, 2014         8:30 am to 10:40 am


                         Bernard J. Baars                          Henry Markram                                 Karl Deisseroth

                         Bernard J. Baars,  Global Workspace Dynamics

                                PLENARY 6 -   Time and Consciousness

                            Thursday, April 24, 2014     11:10 am to 12:30 pm


                                            David Eagleman                                          Julia Mossbridge


                                          Julia Mossbridge,  Predictive Anticipatory Activity

                   PLENARY 7 -  Vision and Neural Correlates of Consciousness

                                    Friday, April 25, 2014       8:30 am to 10:40 am

                                          Mary Peterson's picture                 Russell T. Hurlburt, Ph.D.

                              Petra Stoerig                         Mary Peterson                                        Russell Hurlburt  

                               psychology, neuroscience, and self-understanding

                           PLENARY 8 -  Integrated Information Theory  

                                    Friday, April 25, 2014       11:10 am -12:30 pm


                                                    Christof Koch                                                           Giulio Tononi

                                           Christof Koch and Giulio Tononi                                          

                                           The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness:  Here, There But Not Everywhere

                       PLENARY 9  -  Quantum Approaches: Twenty Years On     

                                    Friday, April 25, 2014      2:00 pm to 4:10 pm


                     Max Tegmark                                 Stuart Hameroff                                         Anirban Bandyopadhyay  

                   M.E.Tegmark,  Consciousness as a State of Matter  

                   Anirban Bandyopadhyay,   Opening "Pandora's Box":  Direct Measurement of Microtubule Bundle Resonance

                              PLENARY 10 -  Death and Consciousness

                               Saturday April 26, 2014       8:30 am to 10:40 am


                       Sam Parnia                                                 George Mashour                                Susan Blackmore 

                      George Mashour, Consciousness and the Dying Brain    

                      Susan Blackmore,  Dying All The Time    


                                    PLENARY 11 -  Mind Uploading

                            Saturday April 26, 2014     11:10 am to 12:30 pm


                                Kenneth Hayworth                                           Natasha Vita-More

                               Kenneth Hayworth, Consciousness and The Connectome: How Brain Circuits Encode Self

                               Natasha Vita-More, Substrate-Diverse Persons By Design



                           PLENARY 12  -    Panel: The next 20 years

                             Saturday April 26, 2014       2:00 pm to 4:10 pm



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