Concurrents C 1 - C 9

Tuesday April 3     5:00 PM-7:00 PM                                         Rooms


Taxonomy for 2018-Subject classifications


C1: Panpsychism and the Combination Problem                   (Coronado)

Andrew Bailey, William James, Pure Experience, and Panpsychism [29]

Robert Van Gulick, The "Combination Problem", Physicalism, Integration Theories of Consciousness and Virtual Selves. [35]

Matteo Grasso, Subjects Do Combine: An A Posteriori Argument for the Combination of Conscious Subjects [30]

Peter Lloyd, Mental Monism and Panpsychism: How Substantive is the Difference? [31]

Forrest Schreick, Against Goff's Phenomenal Transparency [33]

Tam Hunt, The Hard Part of the Hard Problem: Resonating Structures and the Road to Consciousness [65]

C2: Brain Stimulation and Feedback                                        (Rincon)

Aaron Jones, Effects of Closed-loop tACS During Slow-wave Sleep on Learning in a Target Detection Task [139]

Lew Lim, Photobiomodulation: A New Way to Enhance Brain Function [140]

Niimi Masachika, Significance of Sleep During Low-frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [141]

Stephen Campbell, Expanding the Role of Consciousness in Neurofeedback [115]

Ranganatha Sitaram, Multimodal-neurofeedback Training for Increasing the Connectivity of Fronto-parietal Networks Involved in the Conscious Perception of Emotional Stimuli. [117]

Mandy A. Scott, Initial Validation of Transformative Neurofeedback in Virtual Reality for Training the Relaxation Response in Non-meditators [116]

C3: Molecular and Quantum Biology                                        (Santa Rita)

Pushpa Sahni, Topological Quantum Chemistry of Tubulin Molecule [225]

Soami Daya Krishnananda, Millimeter Wave Properties of Microtubule and Beta-amyloid [124]

Aarat Kalra, Investigating the mechanism of charge transport in microtubules [227]

Shiroman Prakash, Self-correcting Topological Quantum Memories [224]

Runjhun Saran Narayan, Simulating Quantum Information Processing in Biological Molecules [226]

C4: Agency and Action Schema                                                (Sabino)

Frank Heile Ph.D., Attention Schema Theory Plus A Proposed Three-agent Model Explains Multiple Forms of Conscious Awareness [187]

Logan Trujillo, Testing the Interface Theory of Perception: A Preliminary Study of the Formation of Fitness-Based Conscious Perceptual Interfaces [34]

Carlos Acosta, Conscious Experience and the Physical World [62]

John Strozier, First-Person Subjective Experience and the Reflection Principle [68]

Wolfgang Baer, How Cognitive Action Theory Implements the Panpsychic View of Consciousness [28]

Justin Campbell, Crowdsourcing Consciousness: Attention Schema Theory and the Social Self [186]

C5: Integrated Information and Resting State Networks             (Salon D)

Daniel Munoz-Jimenez, Infodynamics, Consciousness and The Paradox of Tononi [42]

Eric LaRock, Current Neurobiology and The Self Integration Theory [146]

Hyoungkyu Kim, Estimating the Integrated Information Measure Phi from High-density Electroencephalography During States of Consciousness in Humans [106]

Ksenia Toropova, Mouse Brain Resting-state Network Activity Depends on Past Subjective Experience [135]

Michal Bola, Informativeness of Auditory Stimuli does not Affect Eeg Signal Diversity [103]

C6: Dreams and Meditation                                                          (Salon E)

Adam Haar Horowitz, Dormio: Interfacing with Dreams to Augment Human Creativity [165]

Benjamin Baird, Neural Correlates of Lucid REM Sleep Measured with High Density Electroencephalogram (hdEEG) [273]

Olga Colbert, The Science of Dreaming and Sleep in Selected Charles Dickens' Novels and Letters [285]

Sona Ahuja, Inhibition of Prepotent Responses at Different Stages of Meditation [260]

Denice Basnett, Does Meditation have a Shape to It? Exploring the Subjective Experience of Meditation [261]

Sukhdev Roy, Embodied Consciousness as a Bound-state in an Open Quantum System and Experiential States in Meditation [250]

C7: Physics and Consciousness 1                                               (Salon F)

Fredric Schiffer, The Physical Nature of Subjective Experience and its Interaction with the Brain [203]

Uziel Awret, Pragmatic Neutral Monism and the Emergence of Spacetime [27]

Akihiro Nishiyama, Non-equilibrium Quantum Field Theory of the Brain: Towards Numerical Simulations of Memory Formation Processes in Open Systems [202]

Aamod Shanker, Wave Mechanics of the Mind [251]

Soam Prakash, Parallel Universe are Quantum States of Big Bang at Macrocosm? A Validation of Hameroff - Penrose Tubulin Consciousness Model at Microcosm [216]

Jianfeng Li, Computer Simulations of a Toy Universe and its Observer [246]

C8: AI/Machine Consciousness 1                                                 (Exec Bd Room)

Joscha Bach, Is There an Escape from the Computational Universe? [36]

Stephen Deiss, The Easy, The Hard and The Ill-defined [82]

Zoran Vukadinovic, Thalamocortical Organization Suggests that Consciousness may be a Godelian Incompleteness Phenomenon [148]

James Tagg, Feasibility of Relativistic Quantum Computation in Human Neurons. [198]

Jordi-Ysard Puigbo, From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Consciousness: A General Framework [170]

Calvin Tolman, A Computation Based Substrate to Produce Semantic and Representational Content to Model and Experiment With Machine Consciousness [59]

C9: Consciousness, Media and Entertainment                            (Catalina J)

Pranay Bhatnagar, Representation of AI in Sci-Fi Films [283]

Nick Day, Consciousness Goes To The Movies [287]

Pritam Pyari, Impact of Indian Classical Music Raga Performance by Musicians on Their State of Consciousness Using Electro Photonic Imaging [290]

Nico Vlaming, On the Appropriateness of Digital Psychedelics for the Emerging Global, Digital, Conscious Mind [60]

Gurpyari Bhatnagar, Consciousness through Works of Literature [284]

Preetham Tadiparthi, Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Towards Conscious and Intelligent Global Education [307]

J. Scott Jordan, Wild Narratives: The Science of Consciousness and the Stories We Tell [286]


Concurrents  C 10 - C 18

Wednesday April 4    5:00 PM-7:00 PM


C10: Concepts of Consciousness                                                 (Coronado)

William S. Robinson, Thick Nccs Yield Physicalist Epiphenomenalism [111]

Thomas Saad, Tracking Dualism: A Manifesto [25]

Shao-An Hsu, A Defense of Pure Phenomenal Concept [47]

Bernard W. Kobes, Constitution of Consciousness [40]

John Wilcox, Chalmers on Computational Sufficiency in the Philosophy of Neuroscience [149]

Ron Chrisley, The Qualia Delusion: Computationally Investigating the Compulsion to Think of One's Experiences as Non-physical [45]

C11: Language/Inner Voice                                                          (Rincon)

Russell Hurlburt, Inner Speech: Features and Myths as Investigated by Descriptive Experience Sampling [191]

Famira Racy, "I talk to myself about, in order to, and when": Self-reported inner speech content and functions in a university sample [179]

Malcolm Lowe, The General Architecture of Languages Holds Key to Consciousness [188]

Olga Kozyreva, The Ineffability of Qualia: What Can Be Experienced Cannot Be Said [48]

Sant Saran, Effect of Yoga-meditation Mudras on Consciousness Using Electro Photonic Imaging [263]

Christina Duhnych, Correlations Between Inner Speech, Mind Wandering, Mindfulness, Self-regulation, Self-reflection, Self-rumination, Self-concept Clarity, and Situational Self-awareness [178]

C12: Causality and Connectivity                                                (Santa Rita)

Lukasz Kurowski, Unity of Consciousness and the Role of the Thalamus [107]

Heonsoo Lee, Criticality, connectivity, and information processing in the brain [134]

Duan Li, Dynamic Cortical Connectivity during General Anesthesia: a Translational Study of Healthy Volunteers [108]

Zirui Huang, Temporo-spatial Organization and Large-scale Brain Networks Supporting Consciousness [133]

Konstantin Anokhin, Cognitome: Neural Hypernetworks and Percolation Hypothesis of Consciousness [185]

Craig DeLancey, The Overflow Argument and the Complexity of Consciousness [23]

C13: Consciousness and Embodiment                                       (Sabino)

Joseph Sheppard, MD, The Role of The Hand in the Evolution of Consciousness [238]

J. Kenneth Arnette, Embodied Consciousness and Cognition in Classical Athens: Plato's Tripartite Soul in The Light of Contemporary Neuroscience [70]

Adam Safron, The Radically Embodied Conscious Cybernetic Bayesian Brain: Towards solving the Hard Problem, grounding intentionality, and rescuing free will by resurrecting homunculi and Cartesian theaters [147]

Siegmar Gerken, Embodiment, Personal Development and the State of Consciousness: How Do We Hold Past and Present Experiences as State of Consciousness in our Body-Mind Field? Which Influence and Meaning Do They Have [271]

Craig Weinberg, The Hard Problem of Signaling [69]

Jim Dashiell, Vertical Thinking: The Emergence of Meaning [99]

C14: Physics and Consciousness 2                                            (Salon D)

Karen Shanor, "Brain-mind Entanglement -- Part I" [204]

Giuseppe Vitiello, "Brain-Mind Entanglement" (part I Presented By Karen Shanor - Part II Presented By Giuseppe Vitiello) [207]

Paavo Pylkkanen, The Place of Consciousness in the Causal Order of Things [61]

Elizabeth Rauscher, The Nature of Reality and Consciousness In Complex Eight Space [209]

Richard Sieb, Space-time Intervals Underlie Human Conscious Experience, Gravity and a Theory of Everything [211]

Kirill Popov, Universal Definition of Intelligence and Thermodynamic Bounds in Intelligent System Design [215]

C15: Altered States 1                                                                  (Salon E)

Alix Noel Guery, Time, Music Improvisation, Altered State of Consciousness. How Can the Conception of Time During Altered State of Consciousness or Music Improvisation Help Us Understanding Free-will and Creativity? [90]

Evie Mason Borchard, Microdosing: Constructing Knowledge Via Altered Perceptions [122]

Suzanne Russ, Replication and Extension of a Model Predicting Response to Psilocybin [270]

Wenge Huang, New Insights into ESP, Hallucinations and ASC [269]

Scott Shannon, Is Consciousness Coming Back to Psychiatry: The Implications of New Research on Ketamine, Mdma and Psychedelics. [243]

Link Swanson, Unifying Theories of Psychedelic Drug Effects [112]

C16: Emotions, Qualia and Fundamental Theories                   (Catalina J)

Bill Faw, Anatomy of Sadness, Depression and Existential Despair [137]

Katherine Peil, Emotional Sentience in a Participatory Universe [50]

Madeleine Gross, Creativity, Consciousness, And Salience [182]

Richard Gill, Colour as an Event [46]

Roger Christan Schriner, The Problem of Conscious Cognition: Easy or Hard? [67]

Kimberly McCann, Self-transcendence and Mystical Experience: A Quantitative Investigation [272]

C17: Anesthesia and Consciousness                                      (Exec Bd Room)

Rocco Gennaro, Anesthesia, Consciousness and Higher-Order Thoughts [75]

Jon Dean, Effect of Cholinergic and Noradrenergic Stimulation in Prefrontal and Parietal Cortices on Level of Consciousness [105]

Michael Brito, Dose-dependent effect of ketamine on the Lempel-Ziv complexity of EEG activity in rats [125]

Sarah Eagleman, Remifentanil and Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia Produces a Unique Pattern of Frontal Eeg Activity at Loss of Consciousness [127]

Mi Kyung Choe, Decreased Hippocampal Theta Activity Represents Amnesia for Loss of Consciousness [123]

Andria Pelentritou, Searching for Universal Cortical Power Changes Linked to Anesthetic Induced Reductions in Consciousness [110]

C18: Eastern Approaches                                                         (Sabino)

Harish Chandra, Conveying Vedic Narrative of Non-physical Consciousness to Scientists [73]

Xiangqun Chen, How Ancient Chinese Philosophical Thoughts Consistent with Modern Science: The Consistence between Lao Tzu, I Ching and Orch OR [74]

Anders Hedman, Mysterianism and the Receiver Model as Compatible with Causal Models of Consciousness. [76]

Andres Gomez Emilsson, Quantifying Bliss with Microtubules and Brain Connectome Harmonics: Empirically Testable Hypotheses for Valence [158]

Tomas Frymann, Consciousness as Interbeing [87]

B Saravanan, De-denominationalisation of Religions [12]


Concurrents C 19 - C 27

Friday April 6  5:00 - 7:00 pm


C19: Self and Identity                                                                   (Coronado)   

Keith Turausky, The Real Me: At the Crossroads of Consciousness and Personal Identity [43]

Dawie Van Den Heever, What is it like to be Matt? [51]

Mel Andrews, On the Subject of Evolution: Towards a Biological Basis of Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Agency [232]

Adam McKenty, Self-representation Paradoxes In Physical and Cognitive Systems [93]

Robert Haworth, A Proposed Defeater of Physicalism Arising From The Harder Problem of Consciousness [24]

Riya Mishra, Mind-wandering and Attention: Evidence from Behavioral and Subjective Perspective [156]

C20: AI/Machine Consciousness 2                                                  (Salon D)

Luis Javier Camargo Perez, Non-classical Entropy Gain of Quantum Neural Networks of Human Brain as a Neural Correlate of Consciousness [220]

Jeffrey L. Beck, Synthetic Consciousness and Free Will [52]

Cameron Bosinski, A Circuit Diagram of Consciousness [53]

Hans Mohan, AI Machines That Surely Sees Like Humans, But Are They Conscious As Humans? [169]

Ron Cline, Time-bounded Decisions in the Brain and Intelligent Machines [55]

V Guru Charan, Superintelligence and Control: An Integration of Western and Eastern Perspectives [54]

C21: Psychotherapy and Free Will                                                   (Rincon)

SJ Langer, Gender as Qualia: How the Free Energy Principle Applies to Transgender Experience [88]

Donald Mender, Sex, Death and Tubulin: Where Psychoanalysis Meets Orch OR [131]

Thomas Brophy, Towards a Dual-aspect, Neutral-monist, Quantum-physics-friendly Ontology of Free Will [194]

Mauricio Garrido, Environment-induced Dynamics In Decision Making [181]

Eve Isham, Libet's W Influences Difficulty Assessment During A Decision-making Task [174]

Tom McClelland, Attention!: The Affordance Theory of Salience [95]


C22: Is Consciousness Fundamental?                                              (Santa Rita)

James Blackmon, Integrated Information and the Intrinsic Nature of Consciousness [72]

Simon Burton, Language, Symmetry, Possibility and Meaning [195]

Michael Johnson, Heuristics for Interpreting the Output of Formal Panpsychist Theories of Consciousness [38]

Mathew Gendle, The Primacy of Consciousness in the Universe: Are "Funda-mental" Theories of Consciousness Being Over-emphasized? [219]

Seyyed Bahram Borgheai, Representation of Russelian Acquaintance in Quantum Mechanics [193]

Maaneli Derakhshani, Is Non-physical And Causally Efficacious Consciousness Compatible With The Core Theory? [196]

Mihretu Guta, Properties and Consciousness [37]

C23: Molecular and Quantum Biology 2                                            (Salon E)

Jonathan Delafield-Butt, Coherence of Consciousness in a Cell: Biological criteria for a living consciousness; Why robots don't have minds. [130]

Jack A. Tuszynski, Microtubules as Subcellular Memristors: Modeling and Measuring Electrostatic and Conductive Properties of Microtubules [257]

Ingrid Fredriksson, Can Consciousness Influence Our Epigenetics And Can Epigenetics Influence Our Consciousness? [234]

Shantilal Goradia, The Cause of Entanglement in Microtubules [245]

Mark Valladares, Haptic Singularity: Nested Tensegrity Distortions Consolidated Into Oscillatory Resonance [228]

C24: Altered States 2                                                                        (Catalina J)

Gary Schwartz, Detecting Subaudible Vocalizations from Hypothesized Collaborating Discarnates:three Proof-of-concept Experiments [276]

Daniella Caputi, The Nature of Randomness as a Gateway to a Theory of Consciousness [275]

Jeffrey A. Martin, Psychometric Changes Correlate to Degree of Ongoing Non-symbolic Experience In Adults [278]

Seymour Reichlin, Ecstatic Mystical States and Certain Aspects of the Near-death Syndrome are Exaptations of the Evolution-driven Serotonergic Stress System [293]

Daniel Beal, Consciousness and Cosmos [213]

James Williford, Interpreting the Experience of Synchronicity and Mania, from an Intrapsychic Perspective [155]

C25: Physics and Consciousness 3                                                 (Exec Bd Room)

Si-Chen Lee, Complex Space-time and Complex Quantum Mind: A Unified Platform to Explain the Mysteries of the universe and consciousness [201]

Ronald Gruber, MD, Falsification Experiments for Cosmological Theories from the Science of Consciousness [214]

Gavin Rowland, Dark Energy and Consciousness - Where are we now? [217]

Erik Viirre, Relativity In The Brain: Human Gravity Sense And Consciousness [120]

Chris Rourk, Proposed Consciousness Mechanism Utilizing Quantum Coherence of Neuromelanin "Quantum Dot" Arrays in the Substantia Nigra and Locus Coeruleus, and Falsifiable Semiconductor Circuit Model [249]

Sky Nelson-Isaacs, Meaningful History Selection: An Equation for Synchronicity [197]

C26: Consciousness in Infants and Animals                                       (Salon F)

Claudia Passos, Can Global Workspace Theory Accommodate Infant Consciousness? [77]

Anjoo Bhatnagar, Infant Consciousness - Does the Human Neonate Capable of Perceiving and Differentiating Pain? A Spectral Analysis of Cry Signals [159]

Daniel Polari, Reliable Model Species, Not Zombies: Approaching Invertebrate Awareness Using Self-referent Behaviour During Foraging Trips [176]

James Beran, Of Octopuses and Us: Independent Evolution of Conscious Experience? [233]

Colin Morrison, The Blind Mindmaker and the theory of Position Selecting Interactionism (PSI) [236]

Fatima Alaoui, From Australopithecus to Homo Sapiens [177]

C27: Consciousness and Education                                                  (Sabino)

Ana Fonseca, Love To Sustain Greater Levels Of Emotional Awareness In Romantic Couples [157]

Sandeep Kalra K., Rise in Consciousness Level Helps Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas - Special Reference to Auditing [6]

Geet Satsangi, Impact of Shabda Recitation on Daily Spiritual Experience of Young Students [291]

Florin Gaiseanu, Cognitive Centers Related Attitude: Application for an Iterative Evaluation Method in Music-based Therapy Process [167]