Highlights from 2014 - Archives


D. Cantrell      Graphics   


Program and Abstracts-2014

12 Plenary Sessions

Plenary & Keynote Speakers Bios and Photos

Plenary Abstracts

Concurrent Speakers 

Concurrent Abstracts


Poster Abstracts

2 Art-Tech Health Sessions

Art Tech Health Demos 

18 Pre-Con Workshops

Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference 20th Anniversary - April 21-26   2014    

Interviews with Plenary Speakers

 Consciousness Central • Trailer

Consciousness Central TV - Daily roundup of events from TSC 2014

Nick Day, Host, Consciousness Central TV

and David Chalmers

Links to 2014 Plenary Sessions and Panel Discussions

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



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

research toward understanding consciousness.

The Bhaumik Prize supporting Consciousness Research highlights the celebration of the TSC 20th Anniversary program as a special feature to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the TSC-CCS conference and the support of continued research in the field of consciousness studies. Dr. Bhaumik is a visiting scholar at the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy. A physicist, author, lecturer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who made significant contributions to laser technology and the development of the excimer laser at Northrop Corp. Research and Technology Center.


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

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

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 - Keynote

11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Consciousness in the Universe

 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 

6:30p-11:00p: Workshop-Night Walking


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

Brain Mapping Symposium

Henry Markram, Christof Koch and Anirban Bandyopadhyay

UMC - Duval auditorium

Friday,  April 25, 2014 

P  L E N A  R  Y    7

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

5:00p-7:00p:     C o n c u r r e n t s

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

10:00p-12a+:    TSC's Zombie Blues-Poetry Slam


Saturday,  April 26, 2014

P  L E N A  R  Y   10

8:30 am to 10:40 am

Death and Consciousness

Sam Parnia, George Mashour, Susan Blackmore

P  L E N A  R  Y   11

11:10 am to 12:30 pm

Mind Uploading

 Ken Hayworth, Natasha Vita-More

P  L E N A  R  Y   12

Closing Session

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Panel: The next 20 years

End of Consciousness Party

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

Wednesday and Friday Evenings:

TSC Poster Sessions P 1 and P 2

Arizona Historical Society Museum


Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

FILMS and filmmakers


Thursday - Free Afternoon

Side Trips, Optional

Skyline Dinner, Optional

Pincushion Cactus Blooms

Optional Side Trips 

Optional Evening Dinner

Dinner Buses depart Marriott: 6:00pm

Advance Registrations Required



with conference rates

The Arizona  Riverpark Inn Hotel


$69  free breakfast, free parking; appro 1.5 miles

from the Marriott - Shuttle Service to Marriott

350 South Fwy, Tucson, AZ 85745  (520) 239-2300

Aloft Tucson University Hotel - (main site)

Aloft Hotel TSC weblink

www.alofttucsonuniversity.com/‎Aloft Tucson University

1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 908-6800  or  908-6820


registration links for 2014 are closed.

Conference Registration Online-closed

Registration Form   - pdf    


Friday night

April 25, 2014

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues-Marriott Ballroom


TSC's Poetry Slam - Zombie Blues


with  Michael P. & The Gullywashers    

Saturday night  


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