Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The 20th Annual Conference
‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’ March 3-9, 2013
East/West Views on Brain, Mind and Reality
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India
Centre for Consciousness Studies, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
The 20th Toward a Science of Consciousness conference (TSC) will be held from
March 3 to 9, 2013 at Dayalbagh Educational Institute in Agra, India, home of the Taj Mahal.
Toward a Science of Consciousness is an interdisciplinary conference covering rigorous approaches to the understanding of conscious awareness, and our place in the universe. Since 1994, TSC conferences have been held in even-numbered years in Tucson, Arizona, sponsored and organized by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. In odd-numbered years TSC conferences have been held at various locations around the world (1995 Naples, Italy; 1997 Elsinore, Denmark; 1999 Tokyo, Japan; 2001, Skovde, Sweden; 2003 Prague, Czech Republic; 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark; 2007 Budapest, Hungary; 2009 Hong Kong, China; 2011 Stockholm, Sweden.
Themes/Topics for TSC 2013 in Agra, India will include:
How real is perceived reality?
What is the place of consciousness in the universe?
What scales of brain activity are critical for consciousness?
Is quantum brain biology relevant to consciousness?
Cosmology and Eastern spiritual views
Brain diseases and consciousness
Bayesian, quantum Bayesian and non-computable choices
Quantum information and consciousness
Consciousness and medical therapies
Speakers will include (tentative)
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Ovidou Brazdau, Deepak Chopra, Travis Craddock, Jack Ellis, Chris Fields, Rocco Gennaro, Vahe Gurzadyan, John Hagelin, Stuart Hameroff, A. Horatschek, Menas Kafatos, Subhash Kak, Sid Kouider, Stephen Laureys, Sangeetha Menon, AK Mukhopadhyay, Paavo Pylkkanen, Peter Roe, Joy Sen, Daniel Sheehan, N. Srinivasan, Rudy Tanzi, Jack Tuszynski, Peter Walling
A special pre-conference workshop will be given by Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Submissions for pre-conference workshops may be submitted, due September 15.
Submissions for conference talks and posters are due October 15, with notifications by November 15 or sooner. Support for Indian visa will be provided.
For registration, abstract submission, travel, lodging, side trips and visa information see http://www.dei.ac.in/ConferenceWeb/tsc2013/consciousness.html