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Welcome to ’Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015’ the 21st annual international, interdisciplinary conference on the fundamental questions connected with conscious experience.

Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasized. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world. The University of Helsinki is proud to host TSC 2015 in the Great Hall of its neoclassical main building located in the downtown area.

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Friday, June 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Creativity

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June 03:45 – 05:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Combination of Western and Eastern perspectives on creativity in a four-criterion construct
Anatoliy Kharkhurin, International Studies, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The Quintessential Tension: conceptual pluralism and creativity
Christopher Robertson, Philosophy, Independent (formerly Sorbonne Paris IV), Paris, FRANCE

What does creative thinking really mean?
Judit Simon, Social Sciences, Special Education Stockholm University, Stockholm, SWEDEN


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Anatoliy Kharkhurin

Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah
Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin (PhD in Experimental Psychology, City University of New York; MA in Linguistics, University of Amsterdam; MA in Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence, BSc in Computer Science, University of Nijmegen) is Associate Professor of Psychology at American University of Sharjah. His research focuses mainly on a relationship between multilingualism and creativity, but also includes encoding in multilingual language perception... Read More →
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Christopher Robertson

MA Philosophy of Science, Knowledge, & Mind, Independent (formerly Sorbonne Paris IV)
The concept of "The Quintessential Tension" takes its name from what Thomas Kuhn described as the "essential tension" when he placed the source of revolutionary scientific creativity in the overlapping zone of normal science and revolutionary science. I move the source of scientific creativity inside the brain and posit that new revolutionary ideas spring forth from the tension between distinct conceptual systems when these are instantiated... Read More →
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Judit Simon

Special Education Stockholm University
PhD in Education. My thesis is called "Distinguishing features of creativity : A phenomenological study" (2009). Currently a lektorer and taking part in the teacher educational program in the field of special education. My research interest is creative learning and creative pedagogical leadership.



Friday June 12, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Main Building, auditorium IX

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