TSC 2011



Tuesday May 3

Plenary 1, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Brain Electromagnetic Fields and Consciousness 
McCormick D, Yale, Endogenous Electric Fields Guide Cortical Network Activity
Pockett S, Auckland,  Electromagnetic Field Theory of Consciousness: The Shape of Conscious  Fields
McFadden J, Surrey, The Continuous Electromagnetic Information (CEMI) Field Theory of Consciousness

Plenary 2, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Time and Consciousness I 
Atmanspacher H, Freiberg, Temporal Nonlocality In Bistable Perception
Gonzalez-Andino S, Geneva, Backward Time Referral in the Amygdala of Primates

Plenary 3, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Consciousness and Reality I        
Featured Speaker:

Chopra D,  Chopra Foundation  Vedic Approaches To Consciousness And Reality
Mlodinow L, Pasadena,  Grand Design
Zizzi P, Padua, Consciousness In The Early Universe

Wednesday May 4

Plenary 4, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Transcranial Therapies 
Wassermann E, NIH, Transcranial Stimulation and Consciousness
Snyder A, Sydney, Accessing Information Normally Beyond Conscious Awareness by Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Tyler WJ, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Transcranial Ultrasound Therapy for Brain Injury

Plenary 5, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Neural correlates of consciousness I
Malach R., Weizmann,   Local Neuronal Ignitions And The Emergence Of Perceptual Awareness
Plenz D, NIH, Neuronal Avalanches, Coherence Potentials, And Cooperativity: Dynamical Aspects That Define Mammalian Cortex

Plenary 6, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Consciousness and Reality II
Kafatos M, Chapman,  Consciousness and The Universe: Non-local, Entangled, Probabilistic and  Complementary Reality
Kallio Tamminem K, Helsinki,  Quantum physics and Eastern philosophy
Pylkkanen P, Helsinki, Bohmian view of consciousness and reality


Thursday May 5

Plenary 7, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Varieties of Religious Experience
Beauregard M, Montreal, Neuroscience of Transcendent Experiences

Moreira-Almeida, A., Juiz De Fora, Differential Diagnosis Between Spiritual Experiences and Mental Disorders

Roberto, Padr. Paulo, Rio de Janeiro,  Sacred Plants of Amazonia

Plenary 8, 11:10am to 12:30 pm

Time and consciousness II
Bierman D, Amsterdam, Presentiment
Cerf M, NYU, Time effects in human cortical neuronal firings

Plenary 9, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Quantum Biology I

Featured Speaker:

Luc Montagnier, Nobel Laureate, The Transfer of Biological Information Through

Electromagnetic Waves  and  Water.
Giuseppe Vitiello, Salerno, DNA: On the Wave of Coherence
Bernroider/Summerhammer, Salzburg, Quantum Properties in Ion Channel Proteins




Friday May 6

Plenary 10, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Tuszynski JA., Edmonton,  Information Processing Within Dendritic Cytoskeleton
Bandyopadhyay, A , NIMS, Tsukuba,   Direct Experimental Evidence for Quantum States in Microtubules and Topological Invariance
Tanzi R , Harvard, Zinc link between aBeta and microtubule instability in Alzheimers disease

Plenary 11,  11:10am to 12:30 pm

KEYNOTE:    Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, Consciousness and Physical Law

Plenary 12, 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Neural correlates of consciousness II
Hesslow G, Lund, The Inner World As Simulated Interaction With The Environment
Ehrsson H, Karolinska, Neural Correlates of Body Illusions
Ullen F, Karolinska, The Psychological Flow Experience: From Phenomenology to Biological Correlates


Saturday May 7

Plenary 13, 8:30 am to 10:40 am

Anesthesia and consciousness
Hudetz A, Milwaukee, Anesthetics and Gamma Synchrony
Franks N,  London, Molecular Actions of Anesthetics
Hameroff S, Tucson, Meyer-Overton Meets Quantum Physics

Plenary 14, 11:10 to 1:20 pm

End of life brain activity
Chawla L, GWU, Surges of Electroencephalogram Activity at the Time of Death. A Case Series.

Fenwick P. London, Death and the Loosening of Consciousness