The Science of Consciousness - The biennial Tucson Conference

hosted by The Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

formerly known as Toward a Science of Consciousness


The Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS) at the University of Arizona was established in 1997 by the Arizona Board of Regents.

CCS is under the auspices of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Stuart Hameroff is Director of CCS.



2016 - April 25-30



2016 Co-chairs:

Stuart Hameroff,  Univ. of Arizona, Banner University Medical Center, Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson

George Mashour, University of Michigan Medical School, Center for Consciousness Science, Ann Arbor


2016  Plenary Speakers-updating

  • György Buzsáki, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York    
  • Stanislas Dehaene, INSERM-CEA, Paris
  • Stuart Kaufmann, University of Calgary, Alberta 
  • Anil K. Seth, University of Sussex, Brighton
  • Aaron Schurger, École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne 
  • Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
  • Biyu Jade He, NIH/NINDS, Bethesda
  • Anthony Hudetz, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Jimo Borjigin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • David Chalmers, Australian National University; New York University
  • Katherine T. Peil, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Rudolph Tanzi, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General, Boston
  • Deepak Chopra, Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Carlsbad
  • Alison Gopnik, University of California, Berkeley
  • Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego
  • Anirban Bandyopadhyay, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba
  • Alyssa Ney, University of California, Davis


2016 Conference Topics

  • Moving from Correlates to Causes of Consciousness
  • Machine Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence
  • Transcranial Brain Stimulation
  • Origin and Evolution of Life and Consciousness
  • Quantum Brain Biology
  • Predictive Coding and Global Workspace
  • Levels and Content of Consciousness
  • Mechanisms of Anesthesia and Psychoactive Drugs
  • Brain Mapping Update
  • Panpsychism
  • Virtual Reality


2016 Press /Information

Contact      Abi Behar Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies, UA Tucson

Conference Director 

cell/text      520-247-5785




2015  Helsinki

Toward a Science of Consciousness

University of Helsinki - June 9-13, 2015



Co-Chairs-David Chalmers and Stuart Hameroff


Highlights....Plenary Roster Since 1994 - Programs and Abstract Journals

see the Center Website at


2014 - Tucson ARIZONA

Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, 20th Anniversary - April 21-26   2014


20th Anniversary, D. Cantrell


Link to 2014 - Abstracts

Program and Abstracts-2014

Poster Artwork  

TSC2014 Archive




Pre-Con Workshops

Poster Abstracts

Brain Mapping Symposium

 Can Science Become Enlightened? - DEEPAK CHOPRA  - Monday 4/21/2014 -  7:30-10:30 pm

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup /

CCS & Selected TSC sessions   -   A Selection of Plenary Talks - via iTunes / UA i tunes - CCS podcasts


2 0 1 3  Agra INDIA

Toward a Science of Consciousness:

East-West Views on Brain, Mind and Reality

March 3-9, 2013: Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Link to 2013 - Abstracts    Agra Conference Announcement    

Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Science at the Taj Mahal


2 0 1 2  Tucson ARIZONA        

The 10th Biennial  - Toward a Science of Consciousness  April 9-14, 2012 TUCSON, ARIZONA

Link to 2012 TSC Abstracts                         


 illustration by D. Cantrell


2 0 1 1   Stockholm SWEDEN

The 18th Toward a Science of Consciousness STOCKHOLM SWEDEN       

Link to 2011 TSC Abstracts

illustration by D. Cantrell


2 0 1 0  Tucson ARIZONA

The 9th biennial  Toward a Science of Consciousness TUCSON ARIZONA 

Link to 2010 TSC Abstracts



2 0 0 8 Tucson ARIZONA

The 8th biennial Toward a Science of Consciousness, TUCSON ARIZONA

Link to 2008 TSC Abstracts

artwork: Dave Cantrell, BioMed, AHSC, UMC

Oldies But Goodies

Moral Phenomenology



Consciousness in Copenhagen

Picture Slide Show by Robert van Gulick

Journal of Consciousness Studies

before that




The First

Copies Available



Contact Information

Director, Stuart Hameroff, MD

Assistant Director

Abi Behar Montefiore


Cell/Text    520.247.5785  

Office       520.621.9317 



Fax:   520-626-6416