sábado, 15 de outubro de 2011


April 9-14, 2012
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Sponsored by:
The Center for Consciousness Studies,
The University of Arizona


Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) conferences have been held annually since 1994, alternating between Tucson, Arizona and other locations around the world. The tenth biennial 'Tucson Conference', Toward a Science of Consciousness will take place April 9-14, 2012. Known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study of conscious experience, TSC includes neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, neurobiology, medicine, quantum physics and cosmology as well as art, mind technology and experiential and contemplative approaches. TSC is the largest interdisciplinary gathering probing fundamental questions related to conscious experience. An estimated 500 scientists, philosophers, psychologists, experientialists, artists and students from over 60 countries are due to take part. For the first time, Toward a Science of Consciousness will be held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel in the Catalina Foothills above Tucson, Arizona (with a special conference rate of 99 dollars/room/night). See: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort

Plenary/Keynote Session themes will include:
HOT or NOT: Debate on higher-order theories of consciousness
War of the Worldviews: Chopra and Mlodinow on consciousness
Consciousness and Echolocation
Fractal consciousness: Scale-free brain structure and dynamics
Retrocausality and consciousness
Searching for consciousness in coma and anesthesia

Speakers will include:
Daryl Bem
Ned Block
Melanie Boly
Deepak Chopra
Biyu Jade He
Daniel Kish
Victor Lamme
Hakwan Lau
George Mashour
Leonard Mlodinow
David Rosenthal
...and others

As in previous conferences, program sessions will include Plenary and Keynote talks, Concurrent talks, Posters, Art/Science demos and exhibits, Pre-Conference workshops, Side trips and Social events in the Tucson conference tradition. For Information see: http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/

Abstract Submission

TSC 2012 Conference Abstract Submission System is now open. Abstracts considered for Plenary, Concurrent, Poster and Art/Tech Demo sessions See: http://sbs.arizona.edu/project/consciousness/index.php

Schedule of Deadlines -- Tentative
December 10 Abstracts Due
January 5 Decisions
January 15 Early Registration Due
March 1 Final Abstract Edits Due

Call for Pre-Conference Workshop proposals
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012
April 9-14, 2012

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