‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference | April 2-7, 2018
‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference | April 2-7, 2018Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Tucson, ArizonaThe Science of Consciousness (‘TSC’) is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, language, biology, quantum physics, meditation, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology.Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and alternates yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world.PLENARY PROGRAM 2018TUESDAY – APRIL 32:00 pm – 4:10 pmPLENARY 1 (PL1) Consciousness and Psychedelics
Robin Carhart Harris, Imperial College, LondonJimo Borjigin, University of MichiganAnil K. Seth, University of SussexWEDNESDAY – APRIL 48:30 am -10:40 amPLENARY 2 (PL2) Language and Our Inner VoiceCharles Fernyhough, Durham UniversityRiny Huijbregts, Utrecht UniversityAndrea Moro, IUSS School for Advanced Studies11:10 am – 12:30 pmPLENARY 3 (PL 3) Cognitive and Consciousness Enhancement TechnologyPatti Maes, MIT Media LabSteven Gullans, Cleveland Clinic, Excel Medical Ventures2:00 pm to 4:10 pmPLENARY 4 (PL4) Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Where, When and How?George Mashour, University of Michigan Hakwan Lau, UCLAUta Noppenay, University of BirminghamTHURSDAY – APRIL 58:30 am – 10:40 amPLENARY 5 (PL5) Physics and Consciousness ILucien Hardy, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRobert Alfano, City College of New YorkChristoph Simon, University of Calgary11:10 am – 12:30 pmPLENARY 6 (PL6) Language, Evolution and ConsciousnessNoam Chomsky, University of Arizona Thomas Bever, University of ArizonaMassimo Piatelli Palmarini, University of Arizona2:00 pm – 4:45 pmPLENARY 7 (PL7) Origin and Evolution of Life and ConsciousnessSteen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark, Sante Fe InstituteStuart Kauffman, Sante Fe InstituteSara Walker, Arizona State UniversityBruce Damer, UC Santa CruzFRIDAY – APRIL 68:30 am – 10:40 amPLENARY 8 (PL8) Physics and Consciousness IIGeorge F.R. Ellis, University of Cape TownAnirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS, Japan, IIIR, IndiaTBA11:10 am to 12:30 pmPLENARY 9 (PL9) Keynote – The ‘Meta-Problem’ of ConsciousnessDavid Chalmers, New York University2:00 pm – 4:10 pmPLENARY 10 (PL10) Idealism, Panpsychism and Pan-ProtopsychismDeepak Chopra, Chopra Foundation, UCSDHedda Hassel Morch, New York UniversityStuart Hameroff, University of ArizonaSATURDAY – APRIL 79:00 – 11:10 amPLENARY 11 (PL11) How Do Anesthetics Act to Selectively Prevent Consciousness?M. Bruce Maciver, Stanford UniversityRobert Pearce, University of WisconsinRod Eckenhoff, University of PennsylvaniaTravis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University12:00 pm to 1:20 pmPLENARY 12 (PL12) Perceptual Integration and DisintegrationLadan Shams, UCLAAnthony Hudetz, University of Michigan2:30 pm – 4:40 pmPLENARY 13 (PL13) Artificial Intelligence and Machine ConsciousnessPaul Werbos, National Science FoundationDavid Hanson, Hanson RoboticsJulia Mossbridge, IONSSophia the Humanoid Hanson RobotWORKSHOPS – (Optional)MONDAY April 2 (Session 1) – 9:00 am – 1:00 pmLanguage, Evolution and Consciousness – T. Bever, N. Chomsky, M. Palmarini-Piatelli and othersMapping the Field of Consciousness Studies – A. CombsInner Experiences High Fidelity – R. Hurlburt, E. SchwitzgebelDEI East West Forum (part 1) P. Satsangi, V. Sahni and othersMONDAY April 2 (Session 2) – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pmPhilosophical Theories of Consciousness – R. GennaroQuantum Biology – J. Tuszynski, A. Bandyopadhyay, S. Hameroff, othersConsciousness, Pain and Addiction – T. Vanderah, M. Ibrahim, A. Patwardhan, L. Ditmanson,M. Zepprich, R. GelbConsciousness Hacking – J. Sanguinetti, M. SiegelDEI East West Forum (Part 2)TUESDAY April 3 (Session 3) – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (morning session only)Network Science and Consciousness – U. Lee, A. Hudetz, G. Mashour, D. PalFree Will, Agency and Consciousness – P. Pylkkanen, J. Wallezek, G. MusserInterfacing with Non-Ordinary States – P. Maes, J. Amores, A. Horowitz, MIT Media LabAI/Robotics, Paul Verschure, Hanson RoboticsTime and Consciousness – C. Montemayor, H. Atmanspacher and othersCo-Sponsors:The Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, TucsonThe Center for Consciousness Science, University of Michigan, Ann ArborTSC 2018 Program Committee: Chair: Stuart Hameroff, Co-Chairs: Tom Bever, George Mashour John JB Allen, Harald Atmanspacher, Abi Behar-Montefiore, Betsy Bigbee, Alvin Clark,Mary Peterson, Eve Isham, James Tagg, Erik Viirre, Nancy Woolf, Jay Sanguinetti, Paavo PylkkanenTSC 2018 | CONFERENCE LINKSREGISTRATIONOnline Abstract Submission system. Standard and Student Rates Available.
edu/sc/Previous registrants who have TSC accounts may simply login to their accounts, fill out a badge request andcontinue to the abstract submission process or payment process.New to TSC? Click here and open a basic registration record.Questions: [email protected]VENUELoews Ventana Canyon HotelHotel Link Now OPEN (Special rate for conference registrants only)Early rate $109 night, based on availability, before February 17)