Next TSC Conference- Helsinki

June 9-13, 2015

Toward a Science of Consciousness

The Center for Consciousness Studies 

University of Helsinki, Finland


The 1st Bhaumik Prize in Consciousness Studies  awarded to Sir Roger Penrose at the TSC 2014 Conference for significant research toward understanding consciousness.

LINKS to View sessions from 2014


Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference

20th Anniversary - April 21-26   2014    


LINK to TSC 2014 Program and Abstracts


                     Consciousness Central • Trailer

         Daily roundup of events from TSC 2014

Nick Day, Host, Consciousness Central TV and David Chalmers


It was 20 years ago today.......  

D. Cantrell               

Conference Week Symposium at UMC

TSC 2014 Brain Mapping Symposium

Sponsored by The Center for Consciousness Studies

Henry Markram, Christof Koch, Anirban Bandyopadhyay held 4/24/14

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, UMC Duval Auditorium

Here is a dropbox link that can be used to download the file directly: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1861514/BrainSP2014_04_24_hd.mp4



Trailer (04:02)

TSC 2014 Program and Abstracts

Printed Program, Schedule, Room Locations

Book of Abstracts / pdf



with online updates


12 Sessions     

Plenary Speakers Bios and Photos

Plenary Abstracts



24 Sessions 

Concurrent Abstracts


2  Poster Sessions

Poster Abstracts


2 Sessions

Art-Tech Health Abstracts

Pre-Con Workshops

18 workshops

Campus Talks during the 20th Anniversary Week

Sir Roger will be speaking about new evidence supporting his "Cyclical Conformal Cosmology' theory that the Big Bang was preceded by another aeon, and another before that, suggesting we live in a serial rather than parallel universe.   Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00p-5:00p; Steward Observatory Room SO N21


Conference Schedule

By Date

April 21-26, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

9:00a-1,   Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday,  April 22, 2014

1:45p-4:15p:  Conference Opening 

P L  E  N  A  R  Y   1

The Hard Problem: Twenty Years On

David Chalmers, Daniel Dennett, Donald Hoffman

10:00p-11:30p:   Films / Discussions    


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

P L  E  N  A  R  Y    2

8:30 am to 10:40 am  

Attention and Consciousness

Michael Graziano, Alison Gopnik, Ned Block

P L  E  N  A  R  Y   3

11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Consciousness in the Universe-keynote 

 Sir Roger Penrose

P L  E N  A  R  Y     4

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm 

Subjectivity and Objectivity

 Rebecca Goldstein, John Searle, Deepak Chopra 

4:10-5:00p: break

6:30p-11:00p: Workshop-Night Walking

7:00p-10:00p: P o s t e r s   1   &    Art Tech Demos

Thursday, April 24, 2014

P  L  E  N  A  R  Y     5
8:30 am to 10:40 am

Brain Networks and Consciousness

  Bernard Baars, Henry Markram, Karl Deisseroth

P  L  E  N  A   R  Y    6

11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Time and Consciousness

David Eagleman, Julia Mossbridge

2:30 to 5:00pm / optional UMC - Duval auditorium

Brain Mapping Symposium

Henry Markram, Christof Koch and Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Friday,  April 25, 2014 

P  L E N A  R  Y  7

8:30 am to 10:40 am

Vision and Neural Correlates of Consciousness

  Petra Stoerig, Mary Peterson, Russell Hurlburt

P  L  E N A  R Y   8

11:10 am -12:30 pm

Integrated Information Theory

  Christof Koch, Giulio Tononi

P  L  E  N  A   R  Y    9

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Quantum Approaches: Twenty Years On

Max Tegmark, Stuart Hameroff, Anirban Bandyopadhyay

7:00p-10:00p:   Posters 2  &   Art Tech Demos

Saturday,  April 26, 2014

P  L  E  N  A  R  Y    1 0

8:30 am to 10:40 am

Death and Consciousness

  Sam Parnia, George Mashour, Susan Blackmore

P  L  E   N   A   R  Y    1 1

11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Mind Uploading

 Ken Hayworth, Natasha Vita-More

P  L  E   N   A   R  Y    1 2

Closing Session

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

End of Consciousness Party

8:00 pm til xx   Lite Supper - 8:00-10:00p

TSC Poster Sessions P 1 and P 2

Arizona Historical Society Museum



Marriott Univ Park Hotel

880 East Second Street

Tucson, AZ 85719 USA 

Hotel Tel.  1-520-792-4100

with conference rates

The Arizona  Riverpark Inn Hotel


$69  free breakfast, free parking; appro 1.5 miles

from the Marriott - Shuttle Service to Marriott

www.alofttucsonuniversity.com/‎Aloft Tucson University

1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 908-6800  or  908-6820


Registration includes:

registration links for 2014 are closed.

Thursday - Free Afternoon

Side Trips, Optional

Skyline Dinner, Optional

Pincushion Cactus Blooms

Optional Side Trips 

Trip Buses depart Marriott at 1:15pm

Optional Evening Dinner

Dinner Buses depart Marriott: 6:00pm

Friday night

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues-Marriott Ballroom


TSC's Poetry Slam - Zombie Blues


with  Michael P. & The Gullywashers    

Saturday night  

P  R  E  S  S

Reporters, Journalists, Broadcasters

Contact: center@u.arizona.edu

People without badges will not be allowed in the main hall and you may not remain in the lobby area.  Without a Conference name badge you cannot enter the conference sessions. Everyone is urged to complete registrations while there


TSC-14 Conference Taxonomy: click here

Consciousness, the Beatles & Zombie Blues Chair-message

AHSC Office of Public Affairs Memo

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Plenary Speakers Bios and Photos






2014  Research in the news


'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness:

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates ... Phys.Org A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives ...

AHSC Newsroom 

AHSC Calendar

TSC Conference

UA News
Science World Report 1/16/14

2013    Research in the news 

Transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) –

an optimal non-invasive brain-machine

interface via microtubules? Society for

Neuroscience, November 14, 2013

SR Hameroff, JL Sanguinetti, C Duffield, U Raman,

S Ghosh,S Parker, QD Amos, JJB Allen

Science of Consciousness, News & Research

Dept. of Anesthesiology website , University of Arizona

Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind

June 4-6, 2013 Milan

Global Future 2045-June 15-16, 2013-New York 

R. Penrose: The quantum nature of consciousness

S. Hameroff: Microtubules & quantum consciousness

Good Vibrations, Mediating Mood Through Brain

Ultrasound  UA News 7/16/13

HPL 4/18/13-Letter to the TED-itors

Stuart Hameroff at Tucson TedX Talk 12/12

The Future of Consciousness

MP3s in your genes? Is Human DNA the same as

computer code? HPL 2/6/13

Genetics Nothing, Sans Consciousness- Considering

DNA alone misses 'life itself" Arizona Public Media 2/15/13

Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Science at the

Taj Mahal- Newswise 2/1/13  

Can Images Unlock the Mystery of a Healing Brain? 

MedPage Today 2/1/13