The Science of Consciousness

Tucson Biennial Conferences Series (since 1994)

& Alternate Year International TSC Conferences (since 1995)

in Cooperation with Partner Organizations and Institutions

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Plenary 1 (PL1)     

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    

Consciousness, Evolution and Language

Jean-Pierre G. Changeux, Collège de France Institut Pasteur    

Noam Chomsky, University of Arizona                               

Discussants –

Thomas Bever, University of Arizona                  

Massimo Piattelli Palmarini, University of Arizona



Plenary 2 (PL2)

2:00 pm - 4:10 pm   

Consciousness and Psychedelics

Robin Carhart Harris, Imperial College, London    

Jimo Borjigin, University of Michigan       

Anil K. Seth, University of Sussex 



Plenary 3  (PL3)

8:30 am -10:40 am 

Language and Our Inner Voice

Charles Fernyhough, Durham University               

Riny Huijbregts, Utrecht University   

Andrea Moro, IUSS School for Advanced Studies  

Plenary 4 (PL4)

11:10 am - 12:30 pm 

Cognitive & Consciousness Enhancement Technology

Pattie Maes, MIT Media Lab

Steven Gullans, Cleveland Clinic, Excel Venture Management


Plenary 5 (PL5)

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Where, When and How?        

George Mashour, University of Michigan                                           

Hakwan Lau, UCLA             


THURSDAY - April 5

Plenary 6 (PL6)                                    

8:30 am - 10:40 am

Physics and Consciousness I

Lucien Hardy, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics                  

Robert Alfano, City College of New York  

Christoph Simon, University of Calgary     


Plenary 7 (PL7)

11:10 am - 12:30 pm 

Idealism and Panpsychism

Deepak Chopra, Chopra Foundation, UCSD    

Hedda Hassel Morch, New York University


Plenary 8 (PL8)

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm 

(PL7) Origin and Evolution of Life and Consciousness    

Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark, Sante Fe Institute

Stuart Kauffman, Sante Fe Institute           

Sara Walker, Arizona State University

Bruce Damer, UC Santa Cruz         


FRIDAY - April 6

8:30 am - 10:40 am  

Physics and Consciousness II    

George F.R. Ellis, University of Cape Town 

Anirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS, Japan, IIIR, India


Plenary 10 (PL10)

11:10 am to 12:30 pm 

Keynote The ‘Meta-Problem’ of Consciousness        

David Chalmers, New York University     



Plenary 11 (PL11)

2:00 pm  - 4:10 pm 

Can Machines be Conscious? (Debate)    


SATURDAY - April 7

Plenary 12 (PL12)                             

9:00 - 11:10 am 

How Do Anesthetics Act to Selectively Prevent Consciousness?   

M. Bruce MacIver, Stanford University         

Robert Pearce, University of Wisconsin

Rod Eckenhoff, University of Pennsylvania

Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University


Plenary 13 (PL13)

12:00 pm to 1:20 pm 

Perceptual Integration and Disintegration                     

Ladan Shams, UCLA             

Anthony Hudetz, University of Michigan 



Plenary 14 (PL14)

2:30 pm - 4:40 pm 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Consciousness                

Paul Werbos, National Science Foundation            

David Hanson, Hanson Robotics 

Julia Mossbridge, IONS  

Sophia the Humanoid Hanson Robot


WORKSHOPS  TSC 2018 - Optional

Monday Morning  April 2 (Session 1)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

1.  Mapping the Field of Consciousness Studies   A. Combs

2.  Inner Experiences High Fidelity   R. Hurlburt, E. Schwitzgebel

3.  Integrated East-West Forum (DEI)  (part 1)  P. Satsangi, V. Sahni and others


Monday Afternoon  April 2 (Session 2)

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

1.  Philosophical Theories of Consciousness  R. Gennaro

2.  Quantum Biology  J. Tuszynski, A. Bandyopadhyay, S. Hameroff, others

3.  Consciousness, Pain and Addiction 

     T. Vanderah,  M. Ibrahim, A. Patwardhan, L. Ditmanson, M. Zipprich, R. Gelb

4.  Consciousness Hacking   J. Sanguinetti, M. Siegel

5.  DEI East West Forum  (part  2)


Tuesday Morning April 3 (Session 3) 

9:00 am – 12.30 pm

1.  Network Science and Consciousness, Z. Huang, U. Lee, A. Hudetz, G. Mashour, D. Pal

2.  Free Will, Agency and Consciousness, P. Pylkkanen,  J. Wallezek, G. Musser

3.  Interfacing with Non-Ordinary States, P. Maes, J. Amores, A. Horowitz, MIT Media Lab

4.  Time and Consciousness,  C. Montemayor, H. Atmanspacher and others 

5.  AI/Robotics, Paul Verschure, Hanson Robotics


CONCURRENT SESSIONS - to be announced

Taxonomy for 2018-Subject classifications

Tuesday April 3

5:00 PM


Wednesday April 4

5:00 PM


Friday April 6

5:00 PM




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Consciousness Depends on tubulin vibrations inside neurons anesthesia study suggests

press release: September 6

East West, The Middle West, Dialogue with the Dalai Lama


Journal of Consciousness Studies,

Greg Nixon, The Legacy, Conference Report, Science of Consciousness, La Jolla 2017


The Strange Link Between the Human Mind and Physics,

BBC by Philip Ball, February 16, 2017


14: "Consciousness in the Universe: An Updated Review of the "Orch OR" Theory," in Biophysics of Consciousness: A Foundational Approach, eds. Roman R. Poznanski, Jack A Tuszynski, Todd E Feinberg, World Scientific, 2016

Change the Music - Psychotherapy and Brain Vibrations,

The Neuropsychotherapist, Vol 4,4, April 2016

Consciousness: Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives


2016 - TSC  Tucson

Consciousness Chronicles

Consciousness Central TV

The Deeper You Go: The Interviews



D. Chalmers, D. Chopra


"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 1
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 2
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 3
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 4 

by John Horgan 




2016 Plenary Bios 

2016 TSC "The Science of Consciousness" - Book of Abstracts and Program

2016 Plenary Videos (youtube)  

2016 Plenary Videos (iTunes)   

2016 TSC 2016 Feature for 2016 TSC Tucson 

2016 Consciousness Chronicles-Videos

2016 Consciousness Central - The Daily Show from TSC Tucson

2016 Consciousness Central 2016 Tucson

         Consciousness Chronicles

Conference Trailer - Video

YouTube-2016 Plenary Videos

Program Book Final Version 2016

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Conference Release 1

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Registration Brochure/Order Form and Cancellation Policy

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GOOGLE says It Has Proved Its Controversial Quantum

Computer Really Works, MIT Technology Review, 12/8/2015

Anesthetics Act in Quantum Channels in Brain Microtubules to Prevent Consciousness, Travis Craddock, Stuart Hameroff, Ahmed Ayoub, Mariusz Klobukowski and Jack Tuszynski, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 2015, 15, 523-533 pdf


Stuart Hameroff, Harald Atmanspacher, Collegium Helveticum - ETH Zurich University 2/22/16Video Link

INTERALIA Magazine, Is Your Brain Really a Computer or is it a Quantum Orchestra tuned to the universe? - with a historical review of the Tucson Conferences, Stuart Hameroff

Stuart Hameroff Headshot

S. Hameroff, Huffington Post, 6/2/15,

Darwin Versus Deepak, Which Came First, Feelings or the Brain?

Why Can't The World's Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness?

by Oliver Burkeman, January 21, 2015

The Guardian Audio - Long Read 30:37

Deep inside cells, a clue to the mind -

Indian physicists have discovered what they say are possible

signatures of a hidden information processing network in all living cells,

predicted by other scientists decades ago as a key to deciphering biological

mysteries including consciousness.

Brain hierarchy leads inward to quantum channels where anesthetics act to prevent consciousness


Death in A Quantum Space

Japan Wired Magazine


highlights 2014 


Organized & Hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies


2014  It was 20 Years Ago Today -

A short film early clips and

2014 - Penrose Awarded Bhaumik Prize 


 VIDEO - TSC 2014

Center for Consciousness Studies

2014 Plenary Sessions via iTunes

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

The Deeper You Go: The Interviews

20th Anniversary Poster, D. Cantrell BioMed, AHSC,UMC  



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