TUESDAY, MAY 3    11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Time and Consciousness I 

HARALD ATMANSPACHER,  Freiburg, Temporal Nonlocality in Bistable Perception

SARA GONZALEZ ANDINO, Geneva, Backward Time Referral in the Amygdala of Primates

   HARALD ATMANSPACHER                        SARA GONZALEZ ANDINO        


    Freiburg                                                        Geneva

Harald Atmanspacher, studied physics in Goettingen, Zurich, and Munich and received a PhD in physics 1985 at the University of Munich. From 1986 to 1988 Reimar Luest fellow, then research scientist in the theory division at the Max-Planck-Institut for extraterrestrial Physics at Garching. Habilitation in theoretical physics (nonlinear dynamics and complex systems) at the University of Potsdam in 1995. Since 1998 head of the department for theory and data analysis at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health at Freiburg. From 2002 to 2005 associate member of the Max-Planck Centre for Interdisciplinary Plasma Science, Garching. Since 2004 faculty member of the C.G. Jung-Institute Zurich, since 2005 faculty member of the Parmenides Foundation,
Capoliveri, Italy. Since 2007 associate fellow of Collegium Helveticum, Zurich, Switzerland. Lecture courses and seminars at the Universities of Heidelberg, Munich, Freiburg, Zurich and at the University of Texas at Austin (USA).  Research visits at the Santa Fe
Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) and at the study center of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio (Italy). Member of scientific organizations and committees. Review activities for journals and publishers. Numerous presentations and over hundred publications in journals, proceedings volumes, and collections of essays. Editor-in-Chief of the journal ``Mind and Matter''.


Sara L. Gonzalez Andino was born in Havana, Cuba and received the M.Sc. degree in Physics (with honors) from the University of Havana in 1985 and the PhD degree in Sciences from the University of Geneva in 2001. She was Associated Researcher at the Cuban National Center for Scientific Research from 1985 to 1995. From 1989 to 1990 she was working as a visitor researcher at the Institute of Experimental Audiology, University of Muenster, Germany. From 1996 to 2004 she worked at the Brain Mapping Lab, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2004 she became Assistant Professor and leads since then the Electrical Neuroimaging Group attached to the Medical Faculty of the University of Geneva. Her research interests include biophysical modeling, inverse and direct problem solution in biomedicine, Brain Computer Interfaces and studies on large scale coding mechanisms in humans and animals. She has published over 50 papers and acts as editor for several journals.