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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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Saturday, June 13 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Cinema

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13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

From Hitchcock to Penrose: How cinema and storytelling connects us at the deepest level of reality
Nick Day, Media Education, Conscious Pictures, Sonoma, USA

Film as consciousness. The body, the soul and the consciousness of film
Antonia Giannoccaro, Film, School of creative arts, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM


Chair
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Andrew Fingelkurts

Co-head of research, BM-Science - Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre
My areas of expertise include neuroinformatics, quantitative EEG diagnostics, advanced methods of EEG/MEG analysis and systemic psychophysiology. Currently my main research interest is in the area of consciousness studies. Togethre with my twin-brother Alexander Fingelkurts we have formulated a framework of "Operational Architectonics (OA) of Brain-Mind Functioning" which is based on the joint analysis of cognitive and electromagnetic data (EEG... Read More →

Presenters
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Giannoccaro Antonia

PHD student, Queen´s University Belfast
Every film is a universe and an organic being, with its own body, soul and consciousness. A film moreover represents the best instrument for explaining and understanding the principles of consciousness. In its engagement with the spectator, a film in fact evokes and recreates a universe that challenges the perception and the consciousness of the spectator to define a new state of consciousness, shaking its more realistic and commonly accepted... Read More →
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Nick Day

Producer, Conscious Pictures
I'm a filmmaker and media producer specializing in the field of consciousness. I've been attending TSC for over a decade, and over that time have interviewed many leading researchers and theorists for my ongoing documentary series, The Consciousness Chronicles. I also produce and present the daily online show broadcast from TSC, Consciousness Central TV. | | In recent years I have drawn together my academic background in cinema theory with... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 11:15am - 12:05pm
Main Building, auditorium XII

Attendees (9)