Thomas Bever

Co-Director, Center for Consciousness Studies
Co-Chair, Science of Consciousness Conference Committee

University of Arizona Regents’ Professor, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, BIO5  Founder and past director of several interdisciplinary programs at Columbia and Rochester Universities, bridging the language sciences and cognitive neurosciences; past department head, UofA LInguistics; co-founder and past editor of the journal Cognition; recipient of the von Humboldt Senior Research Prize; recipient of  multi year Harvard, Guggenheim and Ikerbasque Fellowships,   He has published more than 180 articles and books, including many  on formal, cognitive and neurological bases for language universals and mental representation.  His current research focuses on behavioral and neurological  investigations of everyday conscious experiences of language, mental representations and other natural phenomena.