STOCKHOLM 2011   MAY 1-8, 2011   



Pre-Conference Workshops:  May 1

Deepak Chopra:  May 2, Aula Magna Hall

Aula Magna Forum:  May 2 evening

General Conference: Tuesday May 3 – Saturday May 7, 2011,  Aula Magna Hall

Additional Workshops:  May 7

Tentative Plenary Program

Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford


Tuesday May 3

Plenary 1, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Brain Electromagnetic Fields and Consciousness 
McCormick D, Yale, Endogenous Electric Fields Guide Cortical Network Activity
Pockett S, Auckland,  Electromagnetic Field Theory Of Consciousness: The Shape Of
Conscious  Fields
McFadden J, Surrey, The Continuous Electromagnetic Information (CEMI) Field
Theory of Consciousness

Plenary 2, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Time and Consciousness I 
Atmanspacher H, Freiberg, Temporal Nonlocality In Bistable Perception
Gonzalez-Andino S, Geneva, Backward Time Referral in the Amygdala of Primates

Plenary 3, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Consciousness in the Universe        
Chopra D, Chopra Foundation  Vedic Approaches To Consciousness And Reality
Mlodinow L, Pasadena,  Grand Design
Zizzi P, Padua, Consciousness In The Early Universe

Wednesday May 4

Plenary 4, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Transcranial Therapies 
Wassermann E, NIH, Transcranial Stimulation and Consciousness
Snyder A, Accessing Information Normally Beyond Conscious Awareness by
Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Tyler WJ, Arizona State, Transcranial Ultrasound Therapy for Brain Injury

Plenary 5, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Neural correlates of consciousness I
Malach R., Weizman,   Local Neuronal Ignitions And The Emergence Of Perceptual Awareness
Plenz D, NIH, Neuronal Avalanches, Coherence Potentials, And Cooperativity:
Dynamical Aspects That Define Mammalian Cortex

Plenary 6, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Varieties of Religious Experience
Beauregard M, Montreal, Neuroscience of Transcendent Experiences
Padr. Paulo Roberto, Rio de Janeiro,  Sacred Plants of Amazonia

Moreira-Almeida, A., Juiz De Fora, Differential Diagnosis Between Spiritual Experiences and Mental Disorders


Thursday May 5

Plenary 7, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Tuszynski JA., Edmonton,  Information Processing Within Dendritic Cytoskeleton
Bandyopadhyay, A , NIMS, Tsukuba,   Direct Experimental Evidence for Quantum
States in Microtubules and Topological Invariance
Tanzi R , Harvard, Zinc link between aBeta and microtubule instability in
Alzheimers disease

Plenary 8, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Time and consciousness II
Bierman D, Amsterdam, Presentiment
Cerf M, NYU, Time effects in human cortical neuronal firings

Thursday afternoon free


Friday May 6

Plenary 9, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

End of life brain activity
Chawla L, GWU, Surges of Electroencephalogram Activity at the Time of Death. A
Case Series.
Fenwick P. London, Death and the Loosening of Consciousness
Van Lommel P. , Amsterdam, Nonlocal Consciousness: A Concept on the Continuity
of our Consciousness

Plenary 10,  Keynote, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Sir Roger Penrose (tentative date)

Plenary 11, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Neural correlates of consciousness II
Hesslow G, Lund, The Inner World As Simulated Interaction With The Environment
Ehrsson H, Karolinska, Neural Correlates of Body Illusions
Ullen F, Karolinska, The Psychological Flow Experience: From Phenomenology to
Biological Correlates

Saturday May 7

Plenary 12, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Anesthesia and consciousness
Hudetz A, Milwaukee, Anesthetics and Gamma Synchrony
Franks N,  London, Molecular Actions of Anesthetics
Hameroff S, Tucson, Meyer-Overton Meets Quantum Physics

Plenary 13

Quantum biology       
Vitiello G , Salermo, Quantum properties of DNA
Bernroider/Summerhammer, Salzburg, Quantum Properties in Ion Channel Proteins

Plenary 14, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Consciousness and Reality
Kafatos M, Chapman,  Consciousness and The Universe: Non-local, Entangled, Probabilistic and  Complementary Reality
Kallio Tamminem K, Helsinki,  Quantum physics and Eastern philosophy
Pylkkanen P, Helsinki, Bohmian view of consciousness and reality