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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
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June 12 03:45 – 05:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Becoming more conscious: using the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i) as a psychological tool for increasing conscious awareness and facilitating inner growth process
Ovidiu Brazdau, Research, Consciousness Quotient Institute, New York, USA
Jennifer Luna Tuazon, West Visayas State University, Iloilo, PHILIPPINES

Achieving body self-awareness in playing a musical instrument through the phenomenological method.
Annamaria Minafra, Lifelong and Comparative Education, UCL Institute of Education, Firenze, ITALY

MUUPU – A mindfulness and value-based research program to reduce work burnout and to promote well-being
Anne Puolakanaho, Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Jyvaskyla, FINLAND
Sanna Kinnunen, Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Jyvaskyla, FINLAND

 

Chair
avatar for Anne Nevgi

Anne Nevgi

University Lecturer, Docent, University of Helsinki
My interests focuses on how academics develop as teachers, and how they learn to reflect their teaching. So I'm very interested in to explore how reflection and consciousness are related. I'm concerned on how a person becomes aware of own motives and is able to evaluate them, is able to distance oneself from own actions, motives and emotion and to reflect and learn to understand oneself. These ideas of reflection as a teacher are related to... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Ovidiu Brazdau

Ovidiu Brazdau

Research Director, Consciousness Quotient Institute
Since 2005 I been developing the Consciousness Quotient Theory and the CQ Inventory (CQ-i), as a part of my PhD thesis. This process took me eight years, while trying to ascertain a way to identify and scientifically measure the so-called “aware/conscious behaviors”. CQ-i was developed through 14 studies on a population of 6,800 individuals. The CQ-i beta version was first released in 2008, and presented the following year at the Toward a... Read More →
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Annamaria Minafra

UCL Institute of Education



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

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