Tuesday June 6, 2017 –Aventine Ballroom

PL1 2:00 to 4:10 pm 

Can Machines Be Conscious?

Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford, 'How can Consciousness Arise Within the Laws of Physics?'

Joscha Bach, Harvard, 'Consciousness as a Memory of Coordinating Attention: The Conductor Model of Consciousness'

Hartmut Neven, Google , Quantum AI, 'Possible Roles of Quantum Effects and Subjective Experience in Artificial Intelligence'

Wednesday June 7, 2017  

PL2  8:30 to 10:40 am

Language and Consciousness

Noam Chomsky, MIT, 'Language and Unconscious Mental Acts'

Thomas Bever, U Arizona, 'Three Aspects of (Un)conscious Processing in Language and its Normal Use'

Michael J Spivey, UC Merced, 'Language, Consciousness and Embodied Cognition'

PL3 11:10 am to 12:30 pm​ 

Biophysics 1 - Memory, Spin and Anesthesia

Matthew Fisher, UC Santa Barbara, 'Are We Quantum Computers, or Merely Clever Robots?'

Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern U, 'A Unitary Mechanism of Anesthesia?: Altering Collective Oscillations in Microtubules'

PL4 2:00 to 4:10 pm

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation 

Marom Bikson, CCNY/CUNY, 'Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Devices to Change Thought and Behavior'

John Allen, Arizona, 'Transcranial Ultrasound, Mood, and Resting State Network Connectivity'

Marvin Berman, VieLight, 'Integrating Noninvasive Photobiomodulation and Neuromodulation'

Michael Rohan, Harvard, 'The Effects of Low Field Magnetic Stimulation on Mood and Brain Function'

Thursday June 8, 2017

PL5 8:30 to 10:40am 

Physics, Cosmology and Consciousness

Ivette Fuentes, U Nottingham, 'Gravity in the Quantum Lab'

Brian Keating, UCSD, 'Conscious Cosmos'

​James Tagg, Cengine, Penrose Institute, 'Are Human Beings Computers?'

PL6 11:10 am to 12:30 pm​ 

Music and the Brain

Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University London, 'Mind over Music Perception'

Scott Makeig, UCSD, 'Mind Over Consciousness?'

PL7 2:00 to 3:30 pm 

Neuroscience and Consciousness 1

Stephen Grossberg, Boston U, 'The Varieties of Brain Resonances and the Conscious Experiences They Support'

Georg Northoff, U Ottawa, 'Temporo-Spatial Theory of Consciousness'

Friday, June 9, 2017

PL8 8:30 to 10:40am

Neuroscience and Consciousness 2 - Anomalies

Daniel P. Sheehan, U San Diego, 'It's About Time: Experiments in Consciousness and Retrocausation'

Peter Fenwick, UC London, 'A Meditation Teacher Who Can 'Transmit' Subjective Light/Energy'​

Lakhmir S. Chawla, George Washington U, 'End-of-Life Brain Activity'

PL9 11:10 am to 12:30 pm​

Biophysics 2 - Memristors in the Brain?

Leon Chua, UCSF, 'Brains are Made of Memristors'

Jack A. Tuszynski, U Alberta, 'Microtubules as Subcellular Memristors’

PL10 2:00 to 4:10 pm  

Neuroscience and Consciousness 3

Gentry Patrick, UCSD, 'Destruction as a Means of Remodeling: The Many Roles of Ubiquitin at the Synapse'

VS Ramachandran, UCSD, 'Embodied Brains and Disembodied Minds'

Charles F. Stevens, Salk Institute, UCSD, 'The Evolutionary Brain Mechanisms That Underlie Consciousness'

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Vicino Ballroom

PL11 9:00 to 11:10 am

Vibrations, Resonance and Consciousness

Anirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS, Tsukuba, 'Vibrational Frequencies of Biomaterials are the Key to Integration of Information'

Jiapei Dai, South Central University, China, 'Biophotonic Activities and Transmission in Relation to Consciousness' 

Erik Viirre, UCSD, 'Auditory Vibrations and Frequencies: Sounds in Your Head' 

PL12 11:40 am to 1:00 pm 

Eastern Philosophy

Xu Yingjin, Fudan University, China, 'Contemporary Theories of Consciousness and Nishida's notion of 'Basho'' 

Deepak Chopra, Chopra Foundation, 'Mind, Body, and Universe as Human Constructs' 

PL13 2:30 to 4:40 pm

Origin and Evolution of Life and Consciousness

Bruce Damer, UC Santa Cruz, 'The Origin of Life and Consciousness' 

Alysson R. Muotri, UCSD, 'Cerebral Organoids for Neurodevelopmental and Evolutionary Studies 

Stuart Hameroff, U Arizona, 'The 'Quantum Pleasure Principle' - Did Life Evolve to Feel Good?'