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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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Monday, June 8
 

8:00am

Registration

8 June 8:00AM – 8:00PM

Welcome to TSC 2015! Before attending conference sessions, please pick up your badge and conference material at the registration desk!

You will find the conference registration and information desk on the ground floor of the old side (take the stairs down from the main lobby of the old side when entering from the Senate Square).

 IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, THAT CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS PICK UP THEIR CONFERENCE MATERIAL ON MONDAY TO AVOID THE TUESDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR AT THE REGISTRATION DESK.

The registration desk accepts ONLY CASH PAYMENTS.

 


Chair
avatar for Päivi Seppälä

Päivi Seppälä

CEO, Conference Manager, Academic Events Finland Ltd

Assistants
avatar for Ilmari Hirvonen

Ilmari Hirvonen

University of Helsinki
avatar for Melanie Messner

Melanie Messner

Independent researcher
Young polymath, seriously interested in everything. I think that comes with studying consciousness. ;) Considering myself as independent researcher, following the work of Radin, Greyson, Parnia, Stevenson, Sheldrake, van Lommel, Revonsuo, Conscientiology and many others, thus also conducting own first person experiments and observations in connection with consciousness and related phenomena. | | Interested and passionate about the... Read More →
avatar for Ilkka Pättiniemi

Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki
avatar for Niko Ranta

Niko Ranta

Graduate Student, University of Jyväskylä
I am at the moment working on my master's thesis on panpsychism and it's combination problem.
avatar for Tuomas Vesterinen

Tuomas Vesterinen

University of Helsinki

Monday June 8, 2015 8:00am - 8:00pm
Main Building Lobby Fabianinkatu 33 (Senate Square side)

8:20am

9:00am

MediYoga - a therapeutic form of yoga
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html

 



Monday June 8, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

9:00am

How non-reductionist monism avoids the many problems of reductive physicalism and functionalism
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html


Presenters
avatar for Max Velmans

Max Velmans

Goldsmiths, University of London



Monday June 8, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XII

9:00am

Scientific Field Theories of Consciousness – Recent Developments. Pre-conference workshop
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html


Presenters
AF

Alexander 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 Andrew 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 →
AF

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 →
WF

Walter Freeman

Universitiy of California, Berkeley
avatar for Giuseppe Vitiello

Giuseppe Vitiello

University of Salerno, University of Salerno
Professor of Theoretical Physics. Research activity in gauge field theory of elementary particle physics, neutrino physics, living matter physics, brain and consciousness dissipative model, fractal self-similarity and coherent states.



Monday June 8, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XIII

9:00am

Tutorial on Interval Timing
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html


Presenters


Monday June 8, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XV

1:00pm

2:00pm

Clinical Hypnosis, Meditative Stages and Mantras in Palliative Care: Techniques for Effectively Relieving Pain and Suffering in chronic illnesses
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html




Monday June 8, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XV

2:00pm

Dual-Aspect Alternatives to Physicalism and Their Implications
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html



Monday June 8, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XII

2:00pm

Transcultural Perspective on Consciousness: a bridge between Anthropology, Medicine and Physics
The workshop requires pre-registration. Price for TSC 2015 participants 50 €. Price for non-TSC 2015 participants 100 €.

More information: http://www.helsinki.fi/tsc2015/workshops.html


Presenters
avatar for Jorge Emanuel Martins

Jorge Emanuel Martins

Chief of Laboratory, Delegate Coordinator and Teaching Assistant, LIMMIT
Medical Doctor, Chief of LIMMIT lab (Laboratory for Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention), PhD ABD in Neurosciences, Delegate Coordinator, Teaching Assistant and Invited Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. Director of the Centre for Consciousness Knowledge, LIMMIT, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon @ Values University. Member of the Mind-Brain College, Portugal. Speaker and publisher on multiple peer... Read More →
avatar for Carlo Ventura

Carlo Ventura

Health Science No-Profit Foundation, Stem Wave Institute for Tissue Healing (SWITH) - Ettore Sansavini Health Science Foundation
Carlo Ventura received his MD, the Ph.D. in Biochemistry and the Specialization in Cardiology from the University of Bologna, Italy. He spent several years at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Sciences of the N.I.H. – N.I.A. in Baltimore, MD, USA. He is Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna, Italy, and Director of the Stem Wave Institute for Tissue Healing (SWITH), within the Gruppo Villa... Read More →
avatar for Giuseppe Vitiello

Giuseppe Vitiello

University of Salerno, University of Salerno
Professor of Theoretical Physics. Research activity in gauge field theory of elementary particle physics, neutrino physics, living matter physics, brain and consciousness dissipative model, fractal self-similarity and coherent states.



Monday June 8, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

6:15pm

Pre-conference keynote lecture: Basil Hiley
8 June 6:15PM – 7:45PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Can recent work on weak values in quantum mechanics provide new insights into the mind-matter relationship?
Basil. J. Hiley
Department of Physics, University College, London WC1E 6BT, ENGLAND
and TPRU, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX; ENGLAND
 

Chair
avatar for Paavo Pylkkänen

Paavo Pylkkänen

University lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, Universities of Helsinki and Skövde
Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee

Presenters


Monday June 8, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Great Hall
 
Tuesday, June 9
 

8:00am

Registration

Welcome to TSC 2015! Before attending conference sessions, please pick up your badge and conference material at the registration desk!

You will find the conference registration and information desk on the ground floor of the old side (take the stairs down from the main lobby of the old side when entering from the Senate Square).

The registration desk accepts ONLY CASH PAYMENTS.


Chair
avatar for Päivi Seppälä

Päivi Seppälä

CEO, Conference Manager, Academic Events Finland Ltd

Assistants
avatar for Ilmari Hirvonen

Ilmari Hirvonen

University of Helsinki
avatar for Melanie Messner

Melanie Messner

Independent researcher
Young polymath, seriously interested in everything. I think that comes with studying consciousness. ;) Considering myself as independent researcher, following the work of Radin, Greyson, Parnia, Stevenson, Sheldrake, van Lommel, Revonsuo, Conscientiology and many others, thus also conducting own first person experiments and observations in connection with consciousness and related phenomena. | | Interested and passionate about the... Read More →
avatar for Ilkka Pättiniemi

Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki
avatar for Hanna Ylätalo

Hanna Ylätalo

Student, University of Helsinki

Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:00am - 10:30am
Main Building, old side lobby Fabianinkatu 33 (Senate Square side)

10:30am

Welcome
Presenters
avatar for Paavo Pylkkänen

Paavo Pylkkänen

University lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, Universities of Helsinki and Skövde
Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee
avatar for Tuomas Tahko

Tuomas Tahko

University Lecturer & Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Co-Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Great Hall

11:00am

Plenary: Social neuroscience, body perception and phenomenology
9 June 11:00AM – 1:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Social interaction in the core of human brain function
Riitta Hari, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

You are Part of Me: Conceptual and Embodied Aspects of the Self-Other Relationship
Lara Maister, Royal Holloway University of London, ENGLAND

Empathy and affective sharing
Dan Zahavi, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
 

Chair
DO

Donnchadh O'Conaill

University of Leeds

Presenters


Tuesday June 9, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Great Hall

1:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Building, foyers

2:30pm

Agency, Self and Will
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Some notions about the connections between consciousness and self-consciousness
Heidi Haanila, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND

Projective Simulation and the Taxonomy of Agency
Léon Homeyer, Philosophy, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, GERMANY Giacomo Lini, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, GERMANY

Conscious Intentionality and its First-Person Knowledge
Amir Horowitz, History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies, The Open University of Israel, R'anana, ISRAEL

Agentive experience and knowledge of action
Joshua Shepherd, Philosophy, University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

The Effective Power of the Illusion of Conscious Will
Bradford Stockdale, Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

Chair
PF

Peter Forrest

Oxford University

Presenters
HH

Heidi Haanila

University of Turku
LH

Léon Homeyer

University of Stuttgart
AH

Amir Horowitz

The Open University of Israel
JS

Joshua Shepherd

University of Oxford
BS

Bradford Stockdale

Florida State University



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium X

2:30pm

Attention
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Attentional attractors and visual awareness
David Carmel, Psychology, University or Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

Attention is the Deployment of Extra Processing Capacity
Peter Fazekas, Philosophy / Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DENMARK
Bence Nanay, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, BELGIUM

Synesthetic Experience and Attention: An Additional Perspective
Mila Marinova, Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, BULGARIA

The Occurrent Unpleasantness Of Pains: A New Representationalist Account
Andrew Melnyk, Department of Philosophy , University of Missouri , Columbia, USA

A case of consciousness without attention?
Henry Taylor, Philosophy, University of Durham, Durham, UNITED KINGDOM

Chair
AS

Astrid Schomaecker

Humboldt Universität Berlin

Presenters
DC

David Carmel

University or Edinburgh
PF

Peter Fazekas

Aarhus University
avatar for Mila Marinova

Mila Marinova

New Bulgarian University
AM

Andrew Melnyk

University of Missouri
HT

Henry Taylor

University of Durham



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium I

2:30pm

Dualism vs. Materialism I
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Ontology of E. J. Lowe's Substance Dualism
Alex Carruth, Philosophy, Durham Emergence Project, Durham, UNITED KINGDOM
Sophie Gibb, Durham University, Durham, UNITED KINGDOM

Zombie Worlds and the Conditional Analysis Strategy
Jussi Haukioja, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU Trondheim, Trondheim, NORWAY

One-Dimensional versus Two-Dimensional Zombies
Robert Michels, Department of philosophy, University of Geneva, Genève, SWITZERLAND

Fundamentality Physicalism and the Intelligibility Constraint
Gabriel Rabin, Philosophy, ANU; New York University in Abu Dhabi, Canberra, AUSTRALIA

Increased coincidence detection for quantum versus pseudo random generated numbers
Lieze Boshoff, Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Jacob Jolij, Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS



Chair
avatar for Kim Davies

Kim Davies

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Durham
After a PhD at Durham and another life, I'm back with philosophy applying some of the insights of continental European philosophers (eg Hegel, Heidegger, Apel, Habermas) to problems framed in the 'analytic' tradition. This provides the most interesting, fruitful and thought provoking approach to the ' Hard Problem' and associated issues such as mental causation and free will.

Presenters
avatar for Lieze Boshoff

Lieze Boshoff

PhD Candidate, University of Groningen
Current research involves attention, perception, and the quantum brain. The aim of my research is to investigate the role/effect of perception and consciousness in quantum macro-systems, the mind-matter connection and Psi phenomena. | | Research methodologies include but are not limited to: Behavioural experimental paradigms, EEG and QRNG.
AC

Alex Carruth

Durham Emergence Project
JH

Jussi Haukioja

NTNU Trondheim
avatar for Jacob Jolij

Jacob Jolij

Assistant Professor, University of Groningen
I am a cognitive and social neuroscientist studying how beliefs influence consicous perception and cognition. Moreover, I am interested in the theoretical and experimental investigation of consciousness, including anomalous phenomena (including psi). I use EEG (evoked potentials, time-frequence analyses, single-trial decoding, and neurofeedback), TMS, and behavioral methods (performace, psychophysics, reaction times) as tools in my research... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Rabin

Gabriel Rabin

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, ANU; New York University in Abu Dhabi



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XIV

2:30pm

Emotion I
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Predictive processing, interoception and emotional experience.
Jose M. Araya, Philosophy, The University Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

Emotions and the Distinction Between Minimal and Narrative Self: A Phenomenological Account
Anna Bortolan, Philosophy, Durham University, Durham, UNITED KINGDOM

How can we account for the badness of pain?
Max Hayward, Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

The early ontogenesis of existential feelings
Jussi Saarinen, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, FINLAND


Chair
avatar for Tuomas Tahko

Tuomas Tahko

University Lecturer & Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Co-Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee.

Presenters
JM

Jose M. Araya

The University Edinburgh
AB

Anna Bortolan

Durham University
MH

Max Hayward

Columbia University
avatar for Jussi  Saarinen

Jussi Saarinen

Post-doc, University of Jyväskylä



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium III

2:30pm

Extended Mind
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Advaita Vedanta and the Extended Mind Hypothesis: Panpsychism and Perception an Indo-Analytic Inquiry
Anand Vaidya, Philosophy, San Jose State University, San Jose, USA
Purushottama Bilimoria, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

A Place for Phenomenal Consciousness in the Extended Mind Outlook
Tom Buller, Philosophy, Illinois State University, Normal, USA

Contemplative Pedagogical Practices for Transformation in Consciousness
Sona Ahuja, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, INDIA
Sadhna Sharma, Faculty of Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, INDIA

From Extended Mind to Extended Conscious Mind
Pii Telakivi, Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND
 

Chair
avatar for Ilkka Pättiniemi

Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki

Presenters
SA

Sona Ahuja

Dayalbagh Educational Institute
avatar for Vaidya Anand

Vaidya Anand

Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy, San Jose State University
I am interested in comparative studies of consciousness coming out of philosophy, neuroscience, and physics. I am especially interested in classical Indian philosophy, analytic philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience with respect to various features of conscious experience, such as perception.
avatar for Tom Buller

Tom Buller

Professor/Chair, Illinois State University
SS

Sadhna Sharma

Dayalbagh Educational Institute
PT

Pii Telakivi

University of Helsinki



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, room 3

2:30pm

Free Will and Personal Identinty I
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Conscious Agency and the Preconscious/Unconscious Self 
Max Velmans, Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

A neurodynamic perspective on free will, decision making and downward causation
Hans Liljenström, The Sigtuna Foundation, Agora for Biosystems, Sigtuna, SWEDEN

Free Will and Consciousness

Pakize Arikan Sandikcioglu, Sociology, Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Nevsehir, TURKEY

Specifically human? Agency and the limitations of a Neo-Kantian picture of self-consciousness.
Irene Bucelli, Philosophy , King's College London, LONDON , UNITED KINGDOM


Chair
KL

Kristjan Loorits

University of Helsinki

Presenters
IB

Irene Bucelli

King's College London
avatar for Hans Liljenström

Hans Liljenström

Sigtuna Foundation, Agora for Biosystems
Hans Liljenström (born in 1956) received his MSc in engineering physics in 1982 and PhD in theoretical physics (with Prof. Clas Blomberg as supervisor) in 1987 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. He spent a postdoc period with Prof. John Hopfield at Caltech, 1989-90, developing computational models of the olfactory cortex. In the 1990' he worked as an associate professor in theoretical biophysics at KTH, and is... Read More →
avatar for Pakize Arikan Sandikcioglu

Pakize Arikan Sandikcioglu

Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University
avatar for Max Velmans

Max Velmans

Goldsmiths, University of London



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XI

2:30pm

Structure of Consciousness
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Who the Hell is Conscious, and What the Heck of? – A Constructivist Solution to the Mind-Body Problem
Ilkka Kallio, Independent scholar, Helsinki, FINLAND

Parts of Consciousness
Cameron Bosinski, Biology, University of Hartford, West Hartford, USA

Mentality as a Domain in Consciousness
Fabrice Bothereau, Lycée, Ministère Education Nationale, Blois, FRANCE

Towards a Holistic Conception of Phenomenal Consciousness
Holger Thiel, Philosophy, Central European University Budapest, Berlin, GERMANY

Degrees of Consciousness - Implications for Autonomy
Anna Frammartino Wilks, Philosophy, Acadia University, Wolfville NS, CANADA



Chair
MG

Mihretu Guta

Durham University

Presenters
avatar for Cameron Bosinski

Cameron Bosinski

University at Buffalo
bosinski.cameron@gmail.com
FB

Fabrice Bothereau

Ministère Education Nationale
avatar for Ilkka Kallio

Ilkka Kallio

Independent scholar
My constructivist notion of consciousness welcomes constructive criticism. I believe my two arguments for it - one conceptual, the other empirical - are well-founded. If they hold, consciousness studies need a change of course to be socially relevant.
avatar for Holger Thiel

Holger Thiel

PhD Student, Central European University Budapest
AF

Anna Frammartino Wilks

Acadia University



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building (new side), room 5 Fabianinkatu 33

2:30pm

Consciousness inheres in intermittent fields of intensive activity density in cortical neuropil that implement the neurodynamics of the action-perception cycle
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

Consciousness inheres in intermittent fields of intensive activity density in cortical neuropil that implement the neurodynamics of the action-perception cycle

Walter Freeman, Molecular & Cell Biology, Universitiy of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, USA

Robert Kozma, Memphis University, Memphis TN, USA, Giuseppe Vitiello, Salerno
University, Salerno Italy, ITALY

Vitiello Giuseppe
, Physics “E.R.Caianiello”, University of Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), ITALY


Presenters
WF

Walter Freeman

Universitiy of California, Berkeley
avatar for Giuseppe Vitiello

Giuseppe Vitiello

University of Salerno, University of Salerno
Professor of Theoretical Physics. Research activity in gauge field theory of elementary particle physics, neutrino physics, living matter physics, brain and consciousness dissipative model, fractal self-similarity and coherent states.



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

2:30pm

Language, Communication and Consciousness
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

A semiotic basis for consciousness
Jens Allwood, University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Degrees and/or levels of conscousness in communication – evidence from neurolinguistics
Elisabeth Ahlsén, SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Center and Division of Communication and Cognition, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg 

Language and consciousness - Unconscious meanings? Jackendoff’s Unconscious meaning hypothesis revisited 
Fredrik Stjernberg, University of Linköping, SWEDEN
 

Presenters
JA

Jens Allwood

University of Gothenburg
FS

Fredrik Stjernberg

Linköping University



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XIII

2:30pm

Modelling the Self through Others: Reciprocity, Synchronization and Predictive Coding
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Predictive Coding and the Social Brain
Anna Ciaunica, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy - Porto, Porto, PORTUGAL
Centre for the Study of Senses, Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK 

Mutual awareness and reciprocity in social interactions as necessary criteria for mental alignment
Merle Fairhurst, Institute of Philosophy, London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Beyond Synchronisation: Imitation and complementarity in social interaction

Harry Farmer, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Jo Hale, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Contextual features in the social experience of synchronised human movement
Jacques Launay, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM 

 


Presenters


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IX

2:30pm

The Embodiment of the Conscious Mind: The relevance of bodily signals for mental processes
9 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Psychophysiological mechanisms of “embodiment”: The relevance of‘interoception’ as a basis of the embodied mind
Beate M. Herbert, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Tuebingen, Ulm, GERMANY 

Differentiating dimensions of interoception as a function of conscious access:Implications for affective processing
Sarah Garfinkel, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex, Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM (with Critchley Hugo D) 

Nonverbal synchrony: Embodiment of mental and communicative processes
Wolfgang Tschacher, Department of Psychotherapy, University Hospital Bern, Bern, SWITZERLAND (with Ramseyer Fabian) 

Time consciousness: how the body and brain create our experience of time
Marc Wittmann, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology & Mental Health, Freiburg, GERMANY
 

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Garfinkel

Sarah Garfinkel

Research Scientist, University of Sussex, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
BM

Beate M. Herbert

University of Tuebingen
....how "mind and body" are 'connected' to shape our thoughts, emotions, feelings and behavior...
avatar for Wolfgang Tschacher

Wolfgang Tschacher

Prof. Dr., University of Bern
as a psychologist with an empirical-research inclination, I've come to realize that philosophy of mind is indispensable...
avatar for Marc Wittmann

Marc Wittmann

Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health
Subjective time is embodied. The joint modulation of the experience of self and of time provides researchers the opportunity to investigate the unsolved riddle of consciousness through the investigation of time consciousness.



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium II

4:35pm

Break
Tuesday June 9, 2015 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Main Building, foyers

5:00pm

Keynote lecture: Jaakko Hintikka
9 June 5:00PM – 6:00PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Levels of explanation in neuroscience
Jaakko Hintikka, University of Helsinki, FINLAND and Boston University, USA
 

Chair
Presenters


Tuesday June 9, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Great Hall

6:15pm

University Reception

Time: Tuesday, June 9, at 6.30 pm -20.00
Place: University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33), Press Hall Foyer.

The University of Helsinki welcomes the conference participants after the first conference day. The welcome reception will be hosted by dean Hanna Snellman. After dean Snellman's welcoming speech, conference participants are treated to a wine and salad buffet.




Tuesday June 9, 2015 6:15pm - 8:00pm
University Main Building, Press Hall Foyer Fabianinkatu 33
 
Wednesday, June 10
 

8:30am

Plenary: Dreams, Virtual Realities and Hypnosis
10 June 8:30AM – 10:30AM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

An Integrative Model of Hypnosis:  A 35-year Program of Research
Steven Jay Lynn, Psychology Department, Binghamton University (SUNY), New York, USA

Towards a Unified Science of Dreaming and Consciousness
Antti Revonsuo, University of Turku, FINLAND and University of Skövde, SWEDEN

From virtual realities to virtual selves:  Dreams, spatiotemporal self-location, and minimal phenomenal selfhood
Jennifer M. Windt, Monash University, AUSTRALIA
 

Chair
avatar for Talis Bachmann

Talis Bachmann

Professor, University of Tartu
These are my main research interests: consciousness, neural correlates of consciousness, perception and attention, visual masking, microgenesis, detection of deception, forensic psychology. I am a full member of ASSC and APS (among some other scientific organizations) and one of the co-editors of Consciousness and Cognition (Elsevier/Academic Press).

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Windt

Jennifer Windt

Philosophy Department, Monash University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Great Hall

10:30am

Break
Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Building, foyers

11:00am

Keynote lecture: Jean-Pierre Changeux
10 June 11:00AM – 12:00PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Toward a molecular biology of conscious processing: consequences for drug design 

Jean-Pierre Changeux
Kavli Institute for Brain & Mind UCSD, San Diego, USA
Institut Pasteur & Collège de France, Paris, FRANCE
 

Chair
avatar for Hans Liljenström

Hans Liljenström

Sigtuna Foundation, Agora for Biosystems
Hans Liljenström (born in 1956) received his MSc in engineering physics in 1982 and PhD in theoretical physics (with Prof. Clas Blomberg as supervisor) in 1987 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. He spent a postdoc period with Prof. John Hopfield at Caltech, 1989-90, developing computational models of the olfactory cortex. In the 1990' he worked as an associate professor in theoretical biophysics at KTH, and is... Read More →

Presenters


Wednesday June 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Great Hall

12:10pm

Education and personality
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The impact of Personality Traits on the View of Uniqueness of Consciousness
Petri Kajonius, Work- and Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Trollhättan, SWEDEN

Reflection and becoming aware as a teacher in academics’ teacher development
Anne Nevgi, Centre for Research and Development in Higher Educ, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, FINLAND


Chair
PT

Pii Telakivi

University of Helsinki

Presenters
PK

Petri Kajonius

Department of Psychology
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 →



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, room 3

12:10pm

Emergence I
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES


The Non-Causal Account of Spontaneous Emergence of Phenomenal Consciousness
Mihretu Guta, Philosophy , Durham University , Durham, UNITED KINGDOM

Language and Ontological Emergence: Evidence for Ontological Emergence from Linguistics
James Miller, Philosophy, Durham University, Durham , UNITED KINGDOM

Chair
JM

Jesse Mulder

Utrecht University

Presenters
MG

Mihretu Guta

Durham University
JM

James Miller

Durham University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XIII

12:10pm

Evolution I
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The overflow model of the evolution of consciousness.
Ken Mogi, Fundamental Research Laboratory, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Tokyo, JAPAN

EEG Attractor Dimensions. Why so many?
Peter Walling, Retired Anesthesiologist, Baylor Uni Med Center, Bartonville. Texas, USA


Chair
avatar for Tuomas Pernu

Tuomas Pernu

King's College London

Presenters
avatar for Ken Mogi

Ken Mogi

Sony Computer Science Laboratories
A record of my talk at TSC 2015 is available at: | | http://youtu.be/HvRRo3E1WyM
PW

Peter Walling

Baylor Uni Med Center



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium II

12:10pm

Implicit and Explicit Processes I
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Do we have any inference about early visual representation?
Reza Ebrahimpour, Department of Computer Engineering , Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, IRAN
Sajjad Zabbah, School of Cognitive Sciences (SCS), Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
Amirhossein Farzmahdi, School of Cognitive Sciences (SCS), Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

The influence of visual identification on visual awareness
Michal Wierzchon, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND
Marta Siedlecka, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND
Boryslaw Paulewicz, Faculty in Katowice, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Katowice, POLAND


Chair
avatar for Vilius Dranseika

Vilius Dranseika

Vilnius University

Presenters
avatar for Michal Wierzchon

Michal Wierzchon

Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XI

12:10pm

Memory I
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Non-locality and intuition as the second foundation of knowledge
Ede Frecska, Psychiatry, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, HUNGARY Luis Eduardo Luna, Wasiwaska Research Center

The Concept and Theory of Consciousness
Viljo Martikainen, School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, Espoo, FINLAND


Chair
JP

Joel Parthemore

University of Skövde

Presenters
EF

Ede Frecska

University of Debrecen
VM

Viljo Martikainen

Aalto University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

12:10pm

Quantum Cognition and Integrative Models
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

A Critical Look at Quantum Cognition
Ilkka Pättiniemi, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND 

How a cyclical structure of interlocking dimensions can connect a discrete neurological event to the universe of conscious experience
Christopher Edwards, Guelph, CANADA 



Chair
avatar for Ilmari Hirvonen

Ilmari Hirvonen

University of Helsinki

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards

Visual Artist
My presentation is based on a curious pattern of interlocking relationships. I will consider this pattern in five different contexts: As a mythopoeic articulation of underlying structure; as a geometric configuration of dimensional effects; as a physiological articulation of neurological activity ; as the topographic model of a conscious space; and as the cohesive structure that unites the varied landscapes of personal experience.
avatar for Ilkka Pättiniemi

Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium IX

12:10pm

Seemings and Representationalism
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

A Taxonomy of Seemings
Jonathan Farrell, Philosophy, University of Manchester, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

Presentationalism
Dirk Franken, Philosophy, University of Stuttgart, Münster, GERMANY 

Chair
JL

Jennifer Lyke

Richard Stockton College

Presenters
JF

Jonathan Farrell

University of Manchester
DF

Dirk Franken

University of Stuttgart



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium III

12:10pm

Sleep and Dreaming
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The phenomenal world of the sleeping brain: merging Predictive Processing and Integrated Information Theory
Alessio Bucci, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh alumnus (independent), Venezia, ITALY
Matteo Grasso, Philosophy, Roma 3 University, Roma, ITALY

Lucid Dreams and Cognitive Functioning in Pilot Cadets
Nirit Soffer-Dudek, Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL
Shirley Gordon, Psychology Branch, IDF Medical Corps, Chief Surgeon Headquarters, Israeli Air Force, Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL



Chair
Presenters
avatar for Alessio Bucci

Alessio Bucci

University of Edinburgh alumnus, Independent Researcher
avatar for Matteo Grasso

Matteo Grasso

PhD student, Roma Tre University
PhD Student in Philosophy at Roma Tre University | Visiting student at Oxford University
avatar for Nirit Soffer-Dudek

Nirit Soffer-Dudek

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
I am interested in unique states of consciousness, and their relation to psychopathology, stress, and trauma. In waking, these states include phenomena such as dissociative experiences and altered consciousness personality traits. In sleep, they include special dream and sleep experiences such as nightmares, recurring dreams, lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. My research thus far has suggested that nocturnal... Read More →



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XVI

12:10pm

Time and Time Travel
10 June 12:10PM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Multi Dimensional Time, Retro Causality and Consciousness
Allan Emrén, N/A, Nuchem Research AB, Tollered, SWEDEN

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Virtual time travel: How to go back in time, kill your grandparents, and get back alive
Doron Friedman, Communications , IDC, Herzliya, ISRAEL 

Chair
avatar for Pia Tikka

Pia Tikka

Research Fellow, Aalto University
Embodied basis of consciousness, neurocinematics, arts and sciences, Alexander Bogdanov, Sergei Eisenstein, movies, enaction, drama, anything

Presenters
avatar for Allan Emrén

Allan Emrén

Nuchem Research AB
Research relavant for TSC: Thermodynamics, Geochemistry, | Quantum Physics, Theology vs Science | Other: Medieval music, Flight Safety | Hobbies: Song (tenor), Piloting, Sailing



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium XIV

12:10pm

Workshop: Go With the Flow
DEMO WORKSHOP: Go With the Flow presented by Naama Kostiner (max. 24 participants).

Presenters
avatar for Naama Kostiner

Naama Kostiner

Hemisphere
Naama Kostiner is a psychotherapist, personal well-being advisor and an artist. Her life is a maze of merging | cultures, as she has been raised and has lived in many different locations around the world including Europe, | the Americas and the Middle East. Spirituality has always played an important role in her life and is a | continuing influence due to her training in Native American shamanism amongst other paths. Accompanying | her... Read More →



Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, auditorium X

1:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Building, foyers

2:30pm

Dualism vs. Materialism II
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Consciousness as Self-Sensing?: Challenging a classical philosophical conception
Deborah Goldgaber, Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

The Mind-Brain Identity Theory and the Explanatory Gap
Donnchadh O'Conaill, Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM

Compositional subjects: A physicalist approach to the problem of experience
Anand Rangarajan, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Will our concept of “phenomenal consciousness” change?
Astrid Schomaecker, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Berin, GERMANY

Emergent Materialism: An Inflationary Defense
Philip Woodward, Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 




Chair
Presenters
DG

Deborah Goldgaber

Louisiana State University
DO

Donnchadh O'Conaill

University of Leeds
avatar for Anand Rangarajan

Anand Rangarajan

Associate Professor, University of Florida
physicalism, machine learning, Buddhism
AS

Astrid Schomaecker

Humboldt Universität Berlin
PW

Philip Woodward

Indiana University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XIV

2:30pm

Free Will and Personal Identity II
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Is this still Julie? Study participant’s use of proper names is not indicative of their intuitions about personal identity
Vilius Dranseika, Dept. of Logic and History of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Vilnius, LITHUANIA

Rethinking libertarianism: Looking for free will in all the wrong places
Joel Parthemore, Dept. of Neuroscience and Philosophy, University of Skövde, Skövde, SWEDEN

Surfing the waves of the slow cortical potentials – new aspects in the neurophysiological study of free will
Stefan Schmidt, Dept. Psychosomatic Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, GERMANY
Han-Gue Jo, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, GERMANY , 
Marc Wittmann, Institute for Frontier Sciences, Freiburg, GERMANY
Thilo Hinterberger, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, GERMANY

The Identity of a Person: a Compatibilist Argument
Krzysztof Swiatek, Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University, Edmonton, CANADA

Three Versions of Ontological Commitment to the Concept of Free Will
Elzbieta Szymanska-Swiatek, Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University, Edmonton, CANADA


Chair
AF

Anna Frammartino Wilks

Acadia University

Presenters
avatar for Vilius Dranseika

Vilius Dranseika

Vilnius University
JP

Joel Parthemore

University of Skövde
avatar for Stefan Schmidt

Stefan Schmidt

University Medical Center Freiburg
KS

Krzysztof Swiatek

Athabasca University
ES

Elzbieta Szymanska-Swiatek

Athabasca University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XI

2:30pm

Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness I
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Information Integration Theory As a Foundation for a Science of Consciousness
Andreas Chatzopoulos, University of Turku, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku, FINLAND

Consciousness as information in philosophy and neuroscience: Double-Aspect and Integrated Information Theory compared
Matteo Grasso, Philosophy, Communication and Media Studies, Roma Tre University, Rome, ITALY

Integrated Information Theory, Constructive Empiricism, and the metaphysics of consciousness
Joseph Neisser, Philosophy , Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, USA

Coalescing Minds and Personal Identity
Harri Valpola, , ZenRobotics Ltd, , FINLAND
Kaj Sotala, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Helsinki, FINLAND

Neural Information as the Amount of a Description of Consciousness.
Yoshi Tamori, Human Information System laboratory, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Hakusan- shi/Ishikawa, JAPAN
Kanna Kakuda, Bio/Chemical Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Hakusan-shi/Ishikawa, JAPAN , Yuko Uryu, Bio/Chemical Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Hakusan-shi/Ishikawa, JAPAN

Chair
RC

Ron Chrisley

University of Sussex

Presenters
avatar for Andreas Chatzopoulos

Andreas Chatzopoulos

Ph.D-student, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
Ph.D-student in Philosophy as well as a web developer and designer. Main areas of interest are Philosophy, Cognitive Science, web technologies and development. As a Ph.D-student I’m a part of Consciousness Research Group at Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Turku, Finland (although I live in Gothenburg, Sweden). My master degree is in Cognitive Neuroscience at Skövde university and my bachelor studies in Philosophy and... Read More →
avatar for Matteo Grasso

Matteo Grasso

PhD student, Roma Tre University
PhD Student in Philosophy at Roma Tre University | Visiting student at Oxford University
JN

Joseph Neisser

Grinnell College
KS

Kaj Sotala

University of Helsinki
avatar for Yoshi Tamori

Yoshi Tamori

Associate Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Brain science researcher. | Neuroimaging fMRI, MEG, EEG as such.
HV

Harri Valpola

ZenRobotics Ltd



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium I

2:30pm

Introspection and Self-Consciousness
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Seeing Oneself through the Eyes of Others: Visual versus Social Perspective-taking in Early Infancy
Anna Ciaunica, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy - Porto, Porto, PORTUGAL 

What about self-consciousness's transparency?
A study of consciousness's roles and functions in self-access.
Loraine Gerardin-Laverge, Philosophy, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Lyon, FRANCE

The Experiential Paradox of Consciousness and Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem
Arzu Gokmen, Philosophy, Bogazici University, Istanbul, TURKEY

A unified account of self-knowledge
Lukas Schwengerer, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM


Chair
JF

Jonathan Farrell

University of Manchester

Presenters
AC

Anna Ciaunica

Institute of Philosophy - Porto
LG

Loraine GERARDIN-LAVERGE

University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
AG

Arzu Gokmen

Bogazici University
LS

Lukas Schwengerer

PhD Student, University of Edinburgh



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium X

2:30pm

Meditation
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Long-term meditation alters both visual responses and resting state fluctuations in visual and DMN areas
Aviva Berkovich-Ohana, Neurobiology, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL
Michal Harel, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL
Avital Hahami, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL
Amos Arieli, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL
Rafael Malach, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL

Where is My Mind? Investigating the Neural Correlates of Mind Wandering and Meditation
Tracy Brandmeyer, Neuroscience, CNRS, Toulouse, FRANCE 
Arnaud Delorme, Neuroscience, CNRS, Toulouse, FRANCE

EEG differences between meditators and non-meditators during multistable perception
Jürgen Kornmeier, Perception and Cognition, IGPP, Freiburg, GERMANY
Evelyn Friedel, Section Visual Function, University Eye-Hospital, Freiburg, GERMANY
Stefan Schmidt, Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin, Freiburg, GERMANY
Harald Atmanspacher, Collegium Helveticum, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
Marc Wittmann, IGPP, Freiburg, GERMANY

Power Law of Meditational Consciousness
Prem Saran Satsangi, Advisory Committee on Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institutions, Agra, INDIA 
Vishal Sahni, Centre for Consciousness Studies, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, INDIA

Investigating the Depths of Consciousness Through Meditation. Outlines of an Interdisciplinary Contemplative Phenomenology
Terje Sparby, Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Gießen, GERMANY

Chair
Presenters


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium III

2:30pm

Panpsychism
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

If Matter Matters: Navigating Panpsychism's Daunting Moral Implications
E. Alexander Howe, Philosophy, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Argument against Chalmers' panpsychism
Anton Kuznetsov, Philosophy Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Methodology of consciousness restoration: differentiation or integration?
Olga Maksakova, rehabilitation, Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Why the Panpsychist Argument Against Emergentism Fails
Jakub Mihalik, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Charles University, Faculty of Philosophy, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Prospects for a science of panpsychism
Giuliano Sterrantino, Philosophy, University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Chair
avatar for Vaidya Anand

Vaidya Anand

Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy, San Jose State University
I am interested in comparative studies of consciousness coming out of philosophy, neuroscience, and physics. I am especially interested in classical Indian philosophy, analytic philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience with respect to various features of conscious experience, such as perception.

Presenters
avatar for E. Alexander Howe

E. Alexander Howe

Doctoral Student, University of Missouri
Phenomenal consciousness, phenomenal concepts, panpsychism, the phenomenal concepts strategy, the conceivability argument, animal ethics, international backpacking adventures, bourbon.
AK

Anton Kuznetsov

Lomonosov Moscow State University
avatar for Olga Maksakova

Olga Maksakova

Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute
I'm psychotherapist working mostly with neurosurgical patients from intensive care unit till years after brain catastrophe. The most interesting thing is to communicate with VS or minimal conscious patient
JM

Jakub Mihalik

Charles University, Faculty of Philosophy
GS

Giuliano Sterrantino

My research interests include the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, cognition, the self, science, personal identity, language and linguistics, psychology, and social philosophy.



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, room 3

2:30pm

Physicalism and Materialism
10 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM 

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Molyneux Question and Sensory Fields
Tony Cheng, Philosophy, University College London, Taipei, TAIWAN

Chalmers versus existential phenomenology on experience and reality
Jonathan Knowles, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Kolsås, NORWAY

The Search for the Location of Consciousness: Can Structural Realism Provide the Answer?
Kristjan Loorits, Theoretical philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

The myth of reductive materialism: a critique of Jaegwon Kim
Christoffer Skogholt, Faculty of Theology, Faith- and worldview studies, Uppsala, SWEDEN

Arrangements
Gill Richard, Retired, Cheltenham, UNITED KINGDOM


Chair
JA

Jens Allwood

University of Gothenburg

Presenters
TC

Tony Cheng

University College London
avatar for Richard Davies Gill

Richard Davies Gill

The boss, Arrangements
I am a physical scientist with an interest in the philosophy of consciousness. I have tried to understand to what extent a scienctific approach can tell us about this. I have come up with the idea that a version of monism, based on the concept of an arrangement, can give a satisfactory account of the nature of consciousness and our minds. This can form the basis of emergentism and address the problem of mental causality.
JK

Jonathan Knowles

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
KL

Kristjan Loorits

University of Helsinki
avatar for Christoffer Skogholt

Christoffer Skogholt

Faith- and worldview studies
Master's student in faith- and worldview studies at Uppsala University.



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XVI

2:30pm

Exceptional Experiences
10 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Versions of dual-aspect thinking and mind-matter correlations
Harald Atmanspacher, Physics/Philosophy, Collegium Helveticum Zurich, SWITZERLAND 

How exceptional are “meaningful coincidences”? A neuropsychological view
Peter Brugger, Neuropsychology, University Hospital Zurich, SWITZERLAND 


Patterns of exceptional experiences and their mental representations
Wolfgang Fach, Psychology, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology, Freiburg, GERMANY 




Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XIII

2:30pm

Local and large-scale neuronal dynamics in conscious sensory perception
10 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Distilling the neural correlates of conscious perception
Jaan, Aru Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia 

Critical neuronal dynamics and local and large oscillations predict conscioussensory perception
Satu Palva, Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND 

Functional network architectures shape upcoming perception: the win2conframework
Nicholas A. Peatfield, University of Trento, Trento, ITALY 

A neural mechanism to generate subjectivity?
Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, FRANCE 
 



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium II

2:30pm

Phenomenal Concepts and The Phenomenal Concept Strategy: New Challenges
10 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Phenomenal Concepts: Neither Circular Nor Opaque
Esa Diaz-Leon, Dept. of Logic, History & Phil. of Science, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN 

Embodied Conceivability: Phenomenal Concepts and Contingency
Andrea Elpidorou, University of Louisville, Louisville, USA (with Dove G.) 

Phenomenal Concepts and Epistemic Emotions
Benedicte Veillet, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, USA 

The Motivational Consequences of Quoting Experiences
Assaf Weksler, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL 

Phenomenal Concepts and the Psychological Gap
Helen Yetter-Chappell, University of York, York, UNITED KINGDOM
 

Presenters
avatar for Esa Diaz-Leon

Esa Diaz-Leon

Ramon y Cajal Researcher, University of Barcelona
avatar for Assaf Weksler

Assaf Weksler

Ben Gurion University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

2:30pm

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in the Study of States of Consciousness
10 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

TMS and the Modulation of Conscious States
Risto Ilmoniemi, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science, Espoo, FINLAND 

Consciousness and brain complexity: a perturbational approach
Marcello Massimini, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milan, ITALY 

TMS and consciousness: a view from the University of Tartu in Tallinn
Talis Bachmann, University of Tartu, Tartu, ESTONIA
Rutiku Renate, University of Tartu, ESTONIA 

TMS to occipital cortex in the awake state and NREM sleep
Jaan Aru, Institute of Public Law and Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, ESTONIA
Mihkel Stamm, Institute of Public Law and Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, ESTONIA
Renate Rutiku, Institute of Public Law and Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, ESTONIA
Talis Bachmann, Institute of Public Law and Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, ESTONIA 

Assessing the level of consciousness within non-REM sleep using TMS–EEG and
a serial-awakening paradigm
Jaakko O. Nieminen*, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science, Espoo, FINLAND
Olivia Gosseries*, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Francesca Siclari, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Melanie Boly, Dept. of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Postle Bradley, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USADept. of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Giulio Tononi, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

* Contributed equally 


Presenters
avatar for Talis Bachmann

Talis Bachmann

Professor, University of Tartu
These are my main research interests: consciousness, neural correlates of consciousness, perception and attention, visual masking, microgenesis, detection of deception, forensic psychology. I am a full member of ASSC and APS (among some other scientific organizations) and one of the co-editors of Consciousness and Cognition (Elsevier/Academic Press).
avatar for Risto Ilmoniemi

Risto Ilmoniemi

Professor, Aalto University
Physics of the brain; natural science.
avatar for Marcello Massimini

Marcello Massimini

Associate Professor, University of Milan
TMS, EEG, Sleep, Anesthesia, Coma
avatar for Jaakko Nieminen

Jaakko Nieminen

Aalto University



Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IX

4:45pm

Poster session
Time: Wednesday 10 June 2015, 4.45 pm – 7.45 pm

Place: Restaurant Bank 
Address: Unioninkatu 20, 400 metres from the TSC 2015 conference site

Number of posters (TSC 2015): 180 
Number of posters (East West Forum): 31

All poster session participants are treated to light snacks. Drinks can be purchased separately at the restaurant bar.


 

Presenters
avatar for Dr Sapna  and  Siddharth Agarwal

Dr Sapna and Siddharth Agarwal

Pathologist and Physician, Saran Ashram Hospital, Dayalbagh
Dr Siddharth Agarwal is working as Physician | Dr Sapna Agarwal as Pathologist .
avatar for Shahriar Ahmadpour

Shahriar Ahmadpour

Assis prof, NKUMS
Shahriar Ahmadpour .PhD. At present working as assistant Prof of anatomical science in NKUMS. His research field of interest is on neuropathology and consciousness . In recent years he has approached to consciousness issue form metaphysical perspective.
avatar for Chandramouli Akula

Chandramouli Akula

Senior Project Manager, Tech Mahindra Ltd
If interested in how we can model and simulate Consciousness, please talk to me. We can have a model of Consciousness comprising of Cosmic Automaton, Design Automaton, Knowledge Automaton and Global Environment which interact in a feedback look showing us the dance of Life and Conscious operations. My paper talks about these parts with equations.
NA

Natalya Andriyanova

Sain-Petersburg State University
DB

Daniel Beal

Cincinnati VAMC and the University of Cincinnati
AB

Artem Besedin

Lomonosov Moscow State University
RB

Renée Bleau

University of Glasgow
SB

Seyyed Bahram Borgheai

Sharif University of Technology
VC

Vaibhav Chauhan

Dayalbagh Educational Institute
YH

Yi Hsin Chuang

National Yang Ming University
MD

Monika Derda

Jagiellonian University
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Mikhaile Dyukarev

The president-founder, the supervisor of studies, The Center «Development of the Personality»
The Academician Mikhail Yurjevich Mianiye – researcher, teacher, the president-founder, the supervisor of studies of the Center and the System «Development of the Personality» (founded in 1993). | • The main directions of researches: 1. The Theory of Human Consciousness. 2. The Theory of Shaping of the Personality. 3. The Theory of creativity, traditions, culture and art of Worthy. 4. Practical philosophy. Others... Read More →
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Alexander Egoyan

Professor, University Geomedi
You can download my presentations from the website.
DE

Dorian Electra

Shimer College
AE

Ahmad Emami

Iranian Institute of philosophy
MF

Margarita Filippova

Saint-Petersburg State University
IF

Ingrid Fredriksson

Triquetra-Return AB
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Richard Davies Gill

The boss, Arrangements
I am a physical scientist with an interest in the philosophy of consciousness. I have tried to understand to what extent a scienctific approach can tell us about this. I have come up with the idea that a version of monism, based on the concept of an arrangement, can give a satisfactory account of the nature of consciousness and our minds. This can form the basis of emergentism and address the problem of mental causality.
SE

Selvi Elif Gök

Samsun Ondokuz Mayis University
NG

Niko Gorjup

ITR - Institute for Transdisciplinary Research and Development, Slovenia, EU
RG

Rado Gorjup

ITR - Institute for Transdisciplinary Research and Development, Slovenia, EU
JG

John Grandy

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
GG

Gunne Grankvist

University West
JH

Juan Hermoso-Duran

Colegio Universitario Cardenal Cisneros
DH

Dwight Holbrook

Senior Lecturer, Adam Mickiewicz University
The aim of my presentation is to distinguish present time as a temporal notion from consciousness as a notion linked to the locality of the brain or brain-based mind. Present time, or the now, is of course likewise tied to the brain and consciousness in various respects, just as it is commonly tied to the notion of past-to-present causal sequence, and future-to-past flow or passage. My aim, however, is to lay the case for a present time that... Read More →
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Tetsuo Ishikawa

Tokyo Institute of Technology
II

Ivan Ivanchei

St. Petersburg State University
BI

Boyan Ivantchev

VUZF University
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Susan Jamieson

General Practitioner, Lightdoctor
Known as ‘The Light Doctor’, Dr Jamieson is an Scottish and Harvard trained physician, and specialist in East-West holistic medicine. | Based in Hong Kong, she’s had 25 years experience of learning how to work with different healing systems and philosophies. She serves as a bridge between science and spirituality, enabling people to optimize their physical and emotional health. | | “To achieve permanent healing results faster... Read More →
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Nick Seneca Jankel

Practical Philosopher
As a wisdom, leadership and innovation catalyst and pioneer of Breakthrough Biodynamics - unifying science and spirituality to sustain positive change - he fosters breakthroughs that lead to increased thrivability in any system. These ideas feature in Switch On: Unleash Your Creativity & Thrive with the New Science & Spirit of Breakthrough (April 2015), The Wonder of Creativity (forthcoming) and The Science Sutras (forthcoming). His work is... Read More →
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Franz JANSEN

MD, PhD, retired
Philosophy of science, quantum mechanics, free will, hard problem,
JJ

Jakub Jonkisz

University of Bielsko-Biala
RK

Roosa Kallionpää

University of Turku
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Aarshin Karande

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, YantraWare
As a Mindful Media & Design Entrepreneur, I am eager to explore and unravel the curious dynamics between creativity, consciousness, and culture. I am a designer, researcher, and Indian Classical musician by training. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Washington Bothell with degrees in media, communication, and consciousness studies. I co-founded YantraWare in 2014 intending to explore how media, play, and consciousness may... Read More →
HK

Hannu Karvonen

University of Jyväskylä
DK

Debra Katz

International School of Clairvoyance
RK

Radoslaw Komuda

Hokkaido University
avatar for Pauli Laine

Pauli Laine

University of Jyväskylä
avatar for David Laveman

David Laveman

President, Laveman & Associates LLC
I have an unusual, yet highly pertinent background for this conference. Grounded in the transformation of consciousness, applied to business change and leadership, I observed and worked with mind-matter correlations especially in the area of ‘meaningful coincidence’ and synchronistic experiences when organizations and their leaders are undergoing big change. The lack of a cogent theory that has applicable value has led to an unexamined... Read More →
YL

Yilai Li

Independent
WL

Wolfgang Lukas

University of Innsbruck
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Marta Lukowska

PhD, Jagiellonian University
- bodily consciousness | - interoceptive awareness | - sensory awareness | - metacognition | - error awareness | - virtual reality
PL

Pessi Lyyra

University of Tampere
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Bartosz Majchrowicz

Jagiellonian University
VM

Vineeta Mathur

Dayalbagh Educational Institue, Agra, India
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Luis de Miranda

PhD student and tutor, The University of Edinburgh
Luis de Miranda is currently doing research at the University of Edinburgh, as a PhD student, and as director of The Crag (Creation of Reality Group). His PhD subject is: ‘Esprit de corps': genealogy of an idiom and an idea, from the French Enlightenment to the global contemporary use. | | In France, where he lived for many years, he has been identified as a young philosopher and novelist. Paris has published his first 13 books, essays... Read More →
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Ken Mogi

Sony Computer Science Laboratories
A record of my talk at TSC 2015 is available at: | | http://youtu.be/HvRRo3E1WyM
CM

Cecilea Mun

Arizona State University
ON

Olga Naumenko

Saint Petersburg State University
AO

Ayako Onzo

Kinjo Gakuin University
SP

Satu Palva

University of Helsinki
AP

Alfredo Paternoster

University of Bergamo
VM

Vitor Manuel Dinis Pereira

University of Lisbon
JP

Jari Pirhonen

University of Tampere
avatar for Svetlana Popova

Svetlana Popova

Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State University
avatar for Shaikh Raisuddin

Shaikh Raisuddin

Chief Manager (Reservoir), ONGC
CONSCIOUSNESS IS SIMPLE AND EASY | | BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS are Inertia, Change, Oscillator, Hierarchy, Language of Matter, Genesis of Meaning, Gullibility & Interface | | EPISTEMOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION: Physics is behavioral science of matter. Because it is not Physics that give behavior to matter instead it is behavior of matter that give Physics. Matter is self-knowing. | | *** "I Change Therefore I Know" *** | | Knowing... Read More →
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Prachi Rani

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital
WR

Worden Robert

Open Mapping Software
RR

Rebekah Rousi

University of Jyväskylä
avatar for Rafal Rzepka

Rafal Rzepka

Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University
PS

Pooja Sahni

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
PS

Pushpa Sahni

Dayalbagh Educational Institute
avatar for Beata Sániová

Beata Sániová

Head, Dpt. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin
NS

Nandita Satsangee

Dayalbagh Educational Institute
SS

Saeideh Sayari

University of Malaya
BS

Bilge Sayim

University of Leuven
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ULISSES SCHLOSSER

Independent institution for research of consciousness through self-experimentation of psychic phenomena, Center for Higher Studies of the Conscientiology
As a psychologist, I studied in the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, looking for phenomenological and cognitive basis to help the understanding of psychical phenomena. | As an independent researcher and self-experimenter, I work with laboratorial investigation in the CEAEC (Center for Higher Studies of the Conscientiology). | Now I'm trying to develop experimental protocols to be tested in other universities and I'm also looking for... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Schmidt

Stefan Schmidt

University Medical Center Freiburg
AS

Aviv Spector Shirtz

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
avatar for Marta Siedlecka

Marta Siedlecka

Consciousness Lab, Jagiellonian Univeristy
BS

Brian Silverstein

University of Michigan
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Kaleb Smith

Clinical Psychology Program, Alumni, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
| KalebR.Smith@gmail.com
PS

P Sriramamurti

Dayalbagh Educational Institute
SS

Savita Srivastava

Dayalbagh Educational Institution
WS

Walter Stepanenko

The University of Cincinnati
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Joshua Stoll

University of Hawaii at Manoa
JS

JITPANAT SUWANTHEP

SURANAREE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
LT

Lucas Tessaro

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Research Group
PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Human Studies | Research interests span all disciplines, but currently focussed on neurolinguistics, language development, and the interaction between language and thought (Sapir-Whorf).
KT

Knud Thomsen

Paul Scherrer Insitut
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Mayumi Toshima

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
OT

Odeh Turjman

Al-Mada for Arts-Based Community Development
YU

Yunn Ueng

National Yang-Ming University
KV

Katja Valli

Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
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Ravi Vatrapu

Professor, Copenhagen Business School
JL

Jose Luis Perez Velazquez

University of Toronto
JW

Joakim Westerlund

Psychology department
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Michal Wierzchon

Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University
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Margot Wilson

MPhil Student (Philosophy), University of Glasgow
Following reading philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, Margot is currently a MPhil Student at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are concepts of freedom and ignorance within the emerging Buddhism /neuroscience context. A specific area of focus is the concept of 'ignoring' and its role in the creation and transformation of ignorance, she has termed this 'positive and negative ignoring'. She is further interested in... Read More →
DW

Dylan Wu

National Yang Ming University
RX

Rulin Xiu

Institute of Soul Mind Body Science
KY

Kai-Chung Yang

National Yang Ming University
AL

Abraham Lim Ken Zhi

National Yang-Ming University

Assistants
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Ilmari Hirvonen

University of Helsinki
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Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki
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Tuomas Vesterinen

University of Helsinki


Wednesday June 10, 2015 4:45pm - 7:45pm
Restaurant Bank Unioninkatu 20, 400 metres from the TSC 2015 conference site
 
Thursday, June 11
 

8:30am

Plenary: Quantum ideas in Consciousness Studies
11 June 8:30AM – 10:30AM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Quantum ideas in consciousness studies
Harald Atmanspacher, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, GERMANY

Reflections on using quantum theory to model cognitive phenomena
Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Our (reprensented) world a quantum-like objectAriane  
Lambert-Mogiliansky, Paris School of Economics, Paris, FRANCE




Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Great Hall

10:30am

Break
Thursday June 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Building, foyers

11:00am

Plenary: Metaphysics of Consciossness
11 June 11:00AM – 1:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Mystery of the Mystery of Consciousness
John Heil, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA 

The Empirical Case for Physicalism
Alyssa Ney, Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester, New York, USA 

Physicalism without Causal Closure
David Papineau, King's College London, ENGLAND and Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA


Chair
avatar for Tuomas Tahko

Tuomas Tahko

University Lecturer & Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Co-Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee.

Presenters
avatar for John Heil

John Heil

Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St Louis
Anything but consciousness.
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David Papineau

Professor, CUNY GC, NY; King's College London
I work on mind, metaphysics and the philosophy of science.



Thursday June 11, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Great Hall

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Building, foyers

2:30pm

Dissipative Models and Chaos
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Matter and mind are unified in the AM pattern and its Double
Walter Freeman, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA, USA

Measuring mind-matter interactions using single-trial EEG decoding
Jacob Jolij, Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Lieze Boshoff, Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS

Quantum Entanglement in DNA: From Information Storage to the Holographic Genome
P Kurian, National Human Genome Center/Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
G Dunston, Microbiology/National Human Genome Center, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA, J Lindesay, Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

How can chaos theory help to explain existence of qualia?
Grzegorz Lisowski, Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, POLAND

Experimental test of the dissipative many-body model of brain. Nonlinear brain dynamics modelling of memories and Bessel Functions in Mass Action
Giuseppe Vitiello, Physics "E.R.Caianiello", University of Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), ITALY
Walter Freeman, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Antonio Capolupo, Physics "E.R.Caianiello", University of Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), ITALY
Robert Kozma, Mathematics, Memphis University, Memphis TN, USA
Andrés Olivares del Campo, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Chair
AD

Andrew Duggins

Staff Specialist Neurologist, University of Sydney
I completed a theoretical neuroscience PhD at UCL in 2009 entitled 'The Form of Consciousness'. In the PhD I constructed a quantum mathematical formalism of neural signalling that reduces to the conventional neurone doctrine at the level of the single neuron, but at the scale of whole brain brings in an inherently subjective, pure mental state. My more recent work has been in applying the methods of special and general relativity to the geometry... Read More →

Presenters
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Lieze Boshoff

PhD Candidate, University of Groningen
Current research involves attention, perception, and the quantum brain. The aim of my research is to investigate the role/effect of perception and consciousness in quantum macro-systems, the mind-matter connection and Psi phenomena. | | Research methodologies include but are not limited to: Behavioural experimental paradigms, EEG and QRNG.
WF

Walter Freeman

Universitiy of California, Berkeley
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Jacob Jolij

Assistant Professor, University of Groningen
I am a cognitive and social neuroscientist studying how beliefs influence consicous perception and cognition. Moreover, I am interested in the theoretical and experimental investigation of consciousness, including anomalous phenomena (including psi). I use EEG (evoked potentials, time-frequence analyses, single-trial decoding, and neurofeedback), TMS, and behavioral methods (performace, psychophysics, reaction times) as tools in my research... Read More →
GL

Grzegorz Lisowski

University of Warsaw
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Giuseppe Vitiello

University of Salerno, University of Salerno
Professor of Theoretical Physics. Research activity in gauge field theory of elementary particle physics, neutrino physics, living matter physics, brain and consciousness dissipative model, fractal self-similarity and coherent states.



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium III

2:30pm

Hard Problem
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Cognitive Action Theory of Consciousness
Wolfgang Baer, Research and Development, Nascent Systems Inc., Carmel Valley, CA, USA

Out of Left Field: A Transcendental Understanding of the Hard Problem
Kim Davies, Philosophy, University of Durham , Durham, UNITED KINGDOM

25 min break (due to the cancellation of Ilmari Hirvonen's presentation)

On a Confusion about which Intuition to Trust: From the Hard Problem to a Not Easy One.
Miguel Ángel Sebastián, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Mexico DF, MEXICO

The Biodynamic Breakthrough Model: An Elegant Framework for Non-Linear Creativity in a Conscious Universe
Nick Seneca Jankel, Lewes, UNITED KINGDOM


Chair
AC

Alex Carruth

Durham Emergence Project

Presenters
WB

Wolfgang Baer

Nascent Systems Inc.
avatar for Kim Davies

Kim Davies

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Durham
After a PhD at Durham and another life, I'm back with philosophy applying some of the insights of continental European philosophers (eg Hegel, Heidegger, Apel, Habermas) to problems framed in the 'analytic' tradition. This provides the most interesting, fruitful and thought provoking approach to the ' Hard Problem' and associated issues such as mental causation and free will.
avatar for Nick Seneca Jankel

Nick Seneca Jankel

Practical Philosopher
As a wisdom, leadership and innovation catalyst and pioneer of Breakthrough Biodynamics - unifying science and spirituality to sustain positive change - he fosters breakthroughs that lead to increased thrivability in any system. These ideas feature in Switch On: Unleash Your Creativity & Thrive with the New Science & Spirit of Breakthrough (April 2015), The Wonder of Creativity (forthcoming) and The Science Sutras (forthcoming). His work is... Read More →
MN

Miguel Ángel Sebastián

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XIII

2:30pm

Intentionality and Representation
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Structural Representation and the Problem of Liberality
Dimitri Coelho Mollo, Philosophy, King's College London/Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY

25 min break (due to the cancellation of Eva Maria Engelen's presentation)

Are Thoughts Ever Experiences?
Peter Forrest, Philosophy, Oxford University, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Constancies: Towards an Integrated Perspective
Alexander Morgan, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, GERMANY

Intentionality as the mark of the mental in philosophical naturalism
Pentti Määttänen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND


Chair
avatar for Petronella Foultier

Petronella Foultier

Researcher, Dep of Philosophy, Stockholm University
Research interests: Phenomenology (general), philosophy of language and expression, philosophy of dance, feminist philosophy.

Presenters
PF

Peter Forrest

Oxford University
AM

Alexander Morgan

University of Tübingen



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XVI

2:30pm

Neural Correlates of Consciousness I
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Explanatory Unification in Consciousness Studies: The Case of Neural Synchrony
T.J. Kasperbauer, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DENMARK

Representational Resonances of the Claustrum
Alex Laks, Research & Development, Epsilon Learning, Vancouver, CANADA

Looking for the Mechanisms of the Contents of Consciousness
Alfredo Vernazzani, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Bonn, Bonn, GERMANY

Sentient companions predicted and modeled into existence: explaining the tulpa phenomenon
Kaj Sotala, Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

The Chaotic Brain: A Case for Compatibilism
Wojciech Grygiel, Philosophy, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków, POLAND


Chair
avatar for Risto Ilmoniemi

Risto Ilmoniemi

Professor, Aalto University
Physics of the brain; natural science.

Presenters
WG

Wojciech Grygiel

The Pontifical University of John Paul II
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T.J. Kasperbauer

University of Copenhagen
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Alex Laks

Epsilon Learning
KS

Kaj Sotala

University of Helsinki
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Alfredo Vernazzani

PhD candidate, Universität Bonn
Alfredo Vernazzani (1984) (Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung scholarship holder): PhD candidate in philosophy at the Universität Bonn. I received my BA degree from the University of Naples «Federico II», and my MA from the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin (DAAD scholarship holder) with a thesis on visual perceptual completion and first-person approaches to consciousness. Further education: Summer School at the Center for Subjectivity Research... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium X

2:30pm

Nonverbal Experience
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

A Phenomenological Investigation Reframing Mediums as Mystics
Jennifer Lyke, Psychology, Richard Stockton College, Galloway, USA

The nature and etiology of unsymbolized thinking
Fernando Martínez-Manrique, Philosophy I, University of Granada, Granada, SPAIN
Agustín Vicente, Linguistic and Basque Studies, Ikerbasque, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, SPAIN

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Involved consciousness: Maori relationships with things in the world
Carl Mika, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND

Conscious Agent Theory: A formal theory of consciousness
Chetan Prakash, Mathematics, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
Donald Hoffman, Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA

Serious Music – A means for communicating with, observing and evolving the nonverbal mind
Noor Zehra , Musicology, Sanjan Nagar Institute of Philosophy and Arts , Lahore, PAKISTAN
Iram Tauqir, Philosophy, Sanjar Nagar Institute of Philosophy of Arts

 

Chair
Presenters
JL

Jennifer Lyke

Richard Stockton College
FM

Fernando Martínez-Manrique

University of Granada
CM

Carl Mika

University of Waikato
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Chetan Prakash

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, California State University
Ph. D. in mathematical Physics (thesis on classical statistical mechanics). Working on theories of consciousness. | Co-author: "Objects of Consciousness" with Donald Hoffman; "Observer Mechanics, A Formal Theory of Perception" with Bruce Bennett and Donald Hoffman; "The Interface Theory of Perception, with Donald Hoffman and Manish Singh (accepted by Psychonomic Bulletin & Review). | 6th Degree black belt senior instructor in Aikido.
avatar for Noor Zehra

Noor Zehra

Musician/Musicologist, Sanjan Nagar Institute of Philosophy and Arts
I Started learning the Sitar at the age of 15 from Ustad Nisar Hussain. At 16, I left the Sitar and started learning the Kachuaa (Sur Bahar made from wood). The next step in my learning was going to be a free stringed musical instrument like the Vichitr Veena. Instead I chose the first prototype of the Sagar Veena in 1970. My formal training on the Sagar Veena started with the late Ustad Shareef Khan Poonchwalay in 1974. He was an exponent of... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XV

2:30pm

Perception and Hallucination
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Actual Consciousness and Science
Ted Honderich

The use of sound and music in contemporary shamanic rituals in the creation of altered states of consciousness
Elina Hytönen-Ng, Humanistic department, University of Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, FINLAND

Apparitions, Narrative and Consciousness: An Early 19th-Century Theory of Hallucinations
Tommi Kakko, Language, Translation and Literary Studies, University of Tampere, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Hypnotic visual hallucinations: goal directed mental imagery or automatic conscious experiences?
Sakari Kallio

Hallucination as perception of spatiotemporally gerrymandered objects – the argument from hallucination debunked
Riccardo Manzotti, Psychology "G.Fabris", IULM University, Lavagna, ITALY

 

Chair
TB

Timothy Bayne

University of Manchester

Presenters
EH

Elina Hytönen-Ng

University of Eastern Finland
TK

Tommi Kakko

University of Tampere
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Riccardo Manzotti

Professor in Psychology, IULM University
Currently, it is often held that the mind is secreted by the brain. I pursue a different approach. I believe that the whole mind-body problem has been stubbornly ill-posed. We have never been able to find the mind inside the brain because the mind is not inside the body. | | Consider this alternative hypothesis - the mind is a physical process but not a neural one. In this view, the neural activity is necessary but it is not the basis for... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, room 3

2:30pm

Qualia I
11 June 02:30PM – 04:35

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Phenomenal Concepts and Language
Darragh Byrne, Philosophy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM

Pain as a mode of presentation
STEPHANE LEMAIRE, Philosophy, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, FRANCE

Illusions of Affection
Diamantis Mihailis, Philosophy, New York University, New York, NY, USA

What one can and cannot show by appealing to the ’transparency’ of experience
Sundström Pär, Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Umeå University, Umeå, SWEDEN

The Spatial Properties of Consciousness
Robert Worden, Neuroscience, Open Mapping Software, ely, UNITED KINGDOM
 

 

Chair
JK

Jonathan Knowles

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Presenters
DB

Darragh Byrne

University of Birmingham
SL

STEPHANE LEMAIRE

University of Rennes 1
DM

Diamantis Mihailis

New York University



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XIV

2:30pm

Against Mindless Pragmatism: A Symposium on Consciousness and C. S. Peirce’s Semiotics
11 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

CHAIR
TBA

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

NOT REGISTERED
 (break for 25 min?) Overcoming “Tone”-Deafness: Minding Qualia as a Means of Qualifying Consciousness
Vincent Colapietro, Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) The Possibility of Naturalism
Erkki Kilpinen, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND 

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Pragmatism as a Logical Study of Consciousness
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, ESTONIA 

The Status of Degenerate Signs in the Application of Peirce
Tyler Bennett, Department of Semiotics, Tartu University, Tartu, ESTONIA 

Must a Pragmatist Interested in Consciousness be Pragmatic 24 Hours a Day?
Marc Champagne, Diagrammatic Mind Project,Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND 
 



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IX

2:30pm

Astronauts and Avatars: Exploring Consciousness through the Art and Science of Embodiment
11 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

CHAIR
Denise Doyle, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM 

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Gravity and its Sisters
Susan Kozel, School of Art and Culture, Malmo University, Malmo, SWEDEN

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Space, Design, and the Astronaut
Thais Russomano, MicroG-PUCRS, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL 

Aerial Stories (Revised): A return to a consideration of the flying laboratory
Louise Wilson, Fine Art, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UNITED KINGDOM 

Intersubjectively shared (un)consciousness enacted on cinema screen
Pia Tikka, Crucible Studio, Department of Media, Aalto University, Espoo, FINLAND

 

Chair
avatar for Denise Doyle

Denise Doyle

Senior Lecturer Digital Media, University of Wolverhampton
Any issues related to the Astronauts and Avatars Symposium session; in particular any neuroscientist/neuroscience institute who may be interested in joining a research consortium on digital embodiment.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Kozel

Susan Kozel

Professor, School of Art and Culture, Malmö University
| My research and artistic practice explores the convergence between dance and a wide range of responsive media technologies. For 20 years I have combined movement practices such as dance improvisation and somatics with philosophical writing on affect and phenomenology. | | At the invitation of Denise Doyle, the talk for this symposium revisits a performance from 1997 called Ghosts & Astronauts where basic telematic software was used to... Read More →
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Thais Russomano

Founder/Coordinator, Microgravity Centre
Thais Russomano is an academic and researcher in the field of Space Life Sciences. She has more than twenty-five years of experience looking at how the human body, which evolved over thousands of years under the influence of Earth’s gravity, adapts or not to the lower gravity environments found in Space and on other planets. | | Thais dreamt of becoming an astronaut from the age of 5 after witnessing Neil Armstrong walk for the first... Read More →
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Pia Tikka

Research Fellow, Aalto University
Embodied basis of consciousness, neurocinematics, arts and sciences, Alexander Bogdanov, Sergei Eisenstein, movies, enaction, drama, anything
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Louise K Wilson

Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Lincoln
I’m a visual artist who makes installations, live works, sound works and single channel videos. Processes of research are central to my practice and I frequently involve the participation of individuals from industry, museums, medicine and the scientific community in the making of work. My current research uses the medium of sound to ask philosophical and material questions about the spatio-temporal physicality of certain sites and our... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

2:30pm

Subjective time in context
11 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

CHAIR
Valtteri Arstila, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND 

SPEAKERS AND TITLES 

Temporal limits of folk psychology
Bruno Mölder, University of Tartu, Tartu, ESTONIA 

Temporal experience and the sense of reality
Julian Kiverstein, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS 

Limits of temporal phenomenology
Michal Klincewicz, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Berlin, GERMANY 

An Argument Against Illusions of Duration
Sean Power, University College Cork, Cork, IRELAND 


Chair
VA

Valtteri Arstila

University of Turku

Presenters
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Sean Power

Affiliate, University College Cork
Time (in particular, metaphysics and physics of time), consciousness and illusion. Also, why it is so difficult to get up in the morning, because it is (I just don't believe people who say otherwise:)). | | This is the talk: 'Arguments Against Illusions of Duration' | Abstract: | There are a number of possible illusions related to time consciousness­­--for example, illusions of simultaneity, temporal order and duration... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium XI

2:30pm

Video Game Play and Nightmare Protection Hypothesis
11 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

Video Game Nightmare Protection Thesis: An Experimental Inquiry
Carson Flockhart, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

An Inquiry into the Lack of the Nightmare Protection Associated with Video Game Play
Arielle Boyes, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

TBA 
Jayne Gackenbach, Psychology, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Emerging Implications of Virtual Reality Game Play on Dreams
Ann Sinyard, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA 

COMMENTATOR:
Katja Valli, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND
 


Presenters
JG

Jayne Gackenbach

MacEwan University
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Ann Sinyard

Research Assistant, MacEwan University
www.twitter.com/researchvr | | ^.^
KV

Katja Valli

Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium II

4:35pm

Break
Thursday June 11, 2015 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Main Building, foyers

5:00pm

Keynote lecture: David Chalmers
11 June 5:00PM – 6:00PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Consciousness and the Collapse of the Wave Function
David Chalmers

 

Chair
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Paavo Pylkkänen

University lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, Universities of Helsinki and Skövde
Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee

Presenters


Thursday June 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Great Hall

6:30pm

City Hall Reception

Time: Thursday, June 11, at 6.30 pm - 8 pm
Place: City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13 (300 metres from the conference site)

The City of Helsinki hosts a welcome reception for the conference quests in the heart of the historic centre next to the sea-side Market Square. After a welcome speech by a city representative, the guests have a chance enjoy to sparkling wine with snacks and the architecture of the City Hall.



Thursday June 11, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
City Hall Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13 (300 metres from the conference site)
 
Friday, June 12
 

8:30am

Plenary: Brain networks, anesthesia and quantum evolution
12 June 8:30AM – 10:30AM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Anesthetics Can Disrupt Electron Resonance Effects in Microtubules
Travis J. A. Craddock, Clinical Systems Biology Group, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

General Relationship of Brain Network Topology and State of Consciousness
UnCheol Lee, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The ‘Quantum pleasure principle’ and ‘Orch OR’–How life and the brain evolved to feel good 
Stuart Hameroff, Anesthesiology, Center for Consciousness Studies, Banner-University Medical Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA




Friday June 12, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Great Hall

10:30am

Break
Friday June 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Building, foyers

11:00am

Plenary: Consciousness and Structuralism
12 June 11:00AM – 1:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Consciousness Constraint on Fundamental Metaphysics
Philip Goff, Central European University, Budapest, HUNGARY

Structuralism and Consciousness
James Ladyman, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, ENGLAND

Structure, Objects and Presence
William Seager, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, CANADA


Chair
Presenters
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Philip Goff

Mind-body problem, panpsychism, metaphysics and methodology.



Friday June 12, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Great Hall

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday June 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Building, foyers

2:30pm

Keynote lecture: Patricia S. Churchland
12 June 2:30PM – 3:30PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Bamboozled by “modal logic”
Patricia S. Churchland, University of California San Diego & Salk Institute, San Diego, California, USA




Friday June 12, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Great Hall

3:45pm

Action, Perception and Reasoning
12 June 03:45PM – 05:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Embodied Reasoning via Motor-Spatial Models
J.C. Berendzen, Philosophy, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, USA

NOT REGISTERED (a break of 25 minutes)? Can We Make Folk-Psychological Sense of Animal Reasons for Acting?
Caitlin Hamblin, Philosophy, Psychology, and Embodied Cognition, University of Edinburgh, Edinbugh, UNITED KINGDOM

NOT REGISTERED (a break of 25 minutes)?Beyond Error Correction: Homeostasis in Action and Perception
Russ McBride, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA


Chair
HT

Henry Taylor

University of Durham

Presenters
JB

J.C. Berendzen

Loyola University New Orleans
CH

Caitlin Hamblin

University of Edinburgh
RM

Russ McBride

University of Utah



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

3:45pm

Art, Fiction and Vision
12 June 03:45PM – 05:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

'Seecular' – visual stimuli in cultural contexts and their present relevance in an art-science project
Hannes Bend, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

Colour layering and colour relationalism
Derek Brown, Philosophy, Brandon University, Brandon, CANADA

"Strange” Fictional Minds. Mimetic and Literary Models of Constructing Consciousness in Literature
Anna Ovaska, The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandi, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND


Chair
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Jaakko Rustanius

PhD Student, University of Arts Helsinki

Presenters
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Hannes Bend

visiting scholar/artist Material Sciences Institute and Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon
DB

Derek Brown

Brandon University
AO

Anna Ovaska

University of Helsinki



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

3:45pm

Consciousness and Mental Disorders I
12 June 03:45PM – 05:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Evidence for a New Savant Skill in Nonverbal Autistic Children
Diane Powell, Psychiatry, ISSAC, Medford, OR, USA

Addiction Recovery: The Result of a Radical Change in Consciousness
Constance Scharff, Research, Cliffside Malibu, Austin, USA

The Developmental Basis of Visuomotor Capabilities and the Causal Nature of Motor Clumsiness to Cognitive and Empathic Dysfunction
Costa Vakalopoulos, Medicine, Private Practice, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
 

Chair
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Tuomas Vesterinen

University of Helsinki

Presenters
CS

Constance Scharff

Cliffside Malibu
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Costa Vakalopoulos

PhD, Monash University
I have been researching theoretical models of the brain for the past two decades | Solutions to the mind-body problem will inform psychiatry and take it into a new century of paradigmatic science | | Research interest using rTMS in psychiatry



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

3:45pm

Creativity
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


Chair
Presenters
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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

3:45pm

Emotion II
12 June 03:45 – 05:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Emotional Function of Bodily Perceptions
Daniel Shargel, Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, USA

Trauma, grief and mystical experiences in 19th century U.S. history
Cristina Zaccarini, History, Adelphi University, New York, USA

Consciousness and the Conceptual Problem of Other Minds
Joshua Stoll, Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA


Chair
MH

Max Hayward

Columbia University

Presenters
DS

Daniel Shargel

Lawrence Technological University
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Joshua Stoll

University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Cristina Zaccarini

Adelphi University, Adelphi University



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

3:45pm

Machine Consciousness
12 June 03:45 – 05:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Is Computation a Physically Real Basis for Consciousness?
Adam McKenty, N/A, Independent scholar, Mansons Landing, CANADA
Per Sundin, Physics, Milano-Bicocca University, Milano, ITALY

Reviewing Tests for Machine Consciousness
Aïda Raoult, Computational Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Roman Yampolskiy, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

From Primordial Sleep to Consciousness
Limnell Petteri, Philosophy, University of Tampere, Tampere, FINLAND


Chair
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Riccardo Manzotti

Professor in Psychology, IULM University
Currently, it is often held that the mind is secreted by the brain. I pursue a different approach. I believe that the whole mind-body problem has been stubbornly ill-posed. We have never been able to find the mind inside the brain because the mind is not inside the body. | | Consider this alternative hypothesis - the mind is a physical process but not a neural one. In this view, the neural activity is necessary but it is not the basis for... Read More →

Presenters


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

3:45pm

Mindfulness
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
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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
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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

3:45pm

Music and Art
12 June 03:45PM – 05:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Synchronized music perception by production
Rolf Bader, University of Hamburg, Institute of Systematic Musicology, Hamburg, GERMANY

Waking Space: The Emerging Art Object, Quantum Theory, and Algorithmic Art
Steven J. Breaux, Visual Arts, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, USA

Perceptual consciousness and time in artistic experience
Timo Laiho, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

Chair
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Denise Doyle

Senior Lecturer Digital Media, University of Wolverhampton
Any issues related to the Astronauts and Avatars Symposium session; in particular any neuroscientist/neuroscience institute who may be interested in joining a research consortium on digital embodiment.

Presenters
RB

Rolf Bader

Institute of Systematic Musicology
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Steven J. Breaux

Associate Professor, Visual Arts, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Steven Breaux is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette where he has taught Advanced and Intermediate Drawing, Conceptual Development, Art and the Computer, and Design. | His work, ranging from painting, drawing and prints to video/animation, has been accepted regionally, nationally and internationally for inclusion into galleries, catalogs and shows and is in international, national and regional... Read More →
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Timo Laiho

University of Helsinki



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

3:45pm

Neural Correlates of Consciousness II
12 June 03:45PM – 05:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES
Is Frontal and Parietal Cortical Activity Necessary for Perceptual Consciousness?
Ausaf Farooqui, Attention Group, MRC-Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Tom Manly, Attention Group, MRC-Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM 


NOT REGISTERED (a break of 25 minutes) Scientific Understanding of Consciousness in terms of Anatomy and Physiology
Tom Gedeon, Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University, Acton, AUSTRALIA
L. Andrew Coward, Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University, Acton, AUSTRALIA 


QEEG measurement of a post-mortem human brain: geometry, electromagnetic resonance, and the sense of self

Brendan Lehman, Behavioural Neuroscience, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, CANADA
Nicholas Rouleau, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, CANADA



Chair
SP

Satu Palva

University of Helsinki

Presenters
AF

Ausaf Farooqui

MRC-Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
TG

Tom Gedeon

Australian National University
BL

Brendan Lehman

Laurentian University



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

3:45pm

Sensori-Motor Approaches
12 June 03:45PM – 05:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

An Ecological Account of Self-Consciousness
Caglan Cinar Dilek, Central European University

From a sensorimotor account of conscious quality, to a sensorimotor account of phenomenal consciousness tout court
David Silverman, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Paris Descartes University, Paris, FRANCE

A Compatibilist Strategy for Responding to the Manipulation Arguments
Artem Besedin, Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Chair
Presenters
AB

Artem Besedin

Lomonosov Moscow State University
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Caglan Cinar Dilek

PhD Student, Central European University
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David Silverman

Postdoc, Psychology of Perception Lab, Paris Descartes University



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

3:45pm

Social Ontology and Personal Identity
12 June 03:45 PM – 05:00 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Conscious Spacetime - related to integration of 1st and 3rd perspective of consciousness and integration of block time and subjective time
Jan Pilotti, Theoretical Physics, Pilotti Science&Art, Örebro, SWEDEN

Two ways of sharing goals
Alessandro Salice, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen S, DENMARK
Glenda Satne, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen S, DENMARK

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) The Artificial Other
Kari Yli-Annala, Film and Scenography, Aalto University, Helsinki, FINLAND

Chair
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Ludwig Jaskolla

Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind, Munich School of Philosophy

Presenters
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Jan Pilotti

free researcher, Pilotti Science&Art
B.Sc mathematics, theoretical physics | M.D. child- and adolescence psychiatry , retired | http://www.drpilotti.info/eng/
AS

Alessandro Salice

University of Copenhagen
KY

Kari Yli-Annala

Aalto University



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

5:00pm

Break
Friday June 12, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Building, foyers

5:30pm

Plenary: East vs. West on the Hard Problem of Consciousness
12 June 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Out-of-body experiences, and what they tell us about our selves
Susan Blackmore, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, ENGLAND

One Universe, One Mind
Deepak Chopra, The Chopra Center, Carlsbad, California, USA 

Three Different Hard Problems of Consciousness?
Rocco J. Gennaro, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville Indiana, USA




Friday June 12, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Great Hall

7:45pm

Conference Dinner

Time: Friday, June 12, at 19.30.  
Place: The Old Student HouseRestaurant Vanha 
(address: Mannerheimintie 3, in the heart of Helsinki, 400 metres from the conference site)

The Old Student House represents neo-renaissance style of architecture. It is owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, which is one the richest student organizations in the world. Since 1870, the building has witnessed all the turmoils of the Finnish society, inluding the 1968 student movement. What will happen when "the Old" houses the TSC 2015 conference dinner? 

The dinner requires online preregistration. The price of the dinner is 60 € (incl. three courses, an aperitif, 2 glasses of wine and a coffee/tea with an avec). There might be some extra dinner tickets for sale at the Conference Office during the first conference days (if there are any last minute cancellations)



Friday June 12, 2015 7:45pm - 10:30pm
The Old Student House, Restaurant Vanha Mannerheimintie 3, in the heart of Helsinki, 400 metres from the conference site

10:30pm

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues
Open to all conference participants! If you are not registered to the conference dinner, you may arrive after 10.30 PM at Restaurant Wanha (Mannerheimintie 3). 

Schedule: 
23.00 Poetry Slam: The stage is open to all poets of consciousness!
23.30 Zombie Blues: Attendees are invited to perform one or more verses of the Zombie Blues and to invent new soulless verses:

Zombie Blues opening verse:  "I act like you act / I do what you do / But I don't know what it's like to be you / What consciousness is / I ain't got a clue / I got the Zombie Blues". 

Zombie Blues will be accompanied by Ari Vakkilainen and Poetry Slam moderated by Karri Liikkanen. 
 

Chair
Friday June 12, 2015 10:30pm - 11:59pm
The Old Student House, Restaurant Vanha Mannerheimintie 3, in the heart of Helsinki, 400 metres from the conference site
 
Saturday, June 13
 

9:00am

Cognitive Development
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

What Can Be Learned from Learning to Count
Charles Card, Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

A reverse causality will make us understand consciousness and human knowing.
Arne Kjellman, Computer and Systems Science, Stockholm University, Jarvso, SWEDEN
 
NOT REGISTERED
(a break of 25 min?) The priority of third-person mentalization: implications for the theory of attachment 
Cristina Meini, Philosophy, Univ. Piemonte Orientale, Univ. S. Raffaele, Vercelli, ITALY
Massimo Marraffa, Università Roma Tre, Rome, ITALY

Color experience in newborn babies: A problem for representationalism?
Claudia Passos, Department of Philosophy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
 
Could be Quantum Consciousness the purpose of the whole universe to achieve self-awareness? An inextricable machine to identify the “Propositum” of each particle
Daniel Muñoz-Jiménez, Neurophilosophy, University La Salle, México City, MEXICO
Gerardo Muñoz-Jiménez, Plastic Surgery, General Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico City, MEXICO
Brandia C. Tena-Calderon, Care Quality comition, Volcare/Crossroads Care, Canterbury, UNITED KINGDOM
 

Chair
DS

Daniel Shargel

Lawrence Technological University

Presenters
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Charles Card

Sr. Scientific Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria
Beyond my interests in number cognition, I am keen to discuss the possibility and prospects for developing a psychophysically neutral language (in the sense of Wolfgang Pauli) applicable to both cognitive science and physics, in philosophical issues related to dual-aspect and neutral monist theories, and in fruitful reflections or connections between quantum theory and consciousness.
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Arne Kjellman

Researcher, Stockholm University
CM

Cristina Meini

Univ. Piemonte Orientale, Univ. S. Raffaele
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Daniel Muñoz-Jimenez

Director, Centro de Investigación Frontera y Filosofía Teorética
To find a single formula to reach the truth. | The consciousness. | Border research. | Theoretical Philosophy. | My goal is to offer a new Worldview, including the neo-paradigms, or paradigms reformed, of Matter, Gravity, Consciousness, Time, Information, Truth and, perhaps, beyond Truth.
CP

Claudia Passos

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium III

9:00am

History of Philosophy
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM

The origin of the Analytic-Continental Divide:
Brentano’s Dual Methodology and its Resurge in the Embodiment Concept Today
Richard Baker, Monash University, Monash University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

A 21st Century Monadology: Re-Drafting Leibniz's Idea of Perception in Terms of Modern Physics
Jonathan Edwards, Medicine, University College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM 

25 min break (due to the cancellation of Heikki Ikäheimo's presentation)

Locke and Stickgold on Activity of Mind in Dreaming
Markku Roinila, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

The influence of terahertz radiation on biological systems: heating, resonance and non-linear resonance
Svetlana Popova, Laboratory of Laser Biophysics, ILP SB RAS, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Chair
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Holger Thiel

PhD Student, Central European University Budapest

Presenters
RB

Richard Baker

Monash University
JE

Jonathan Edwards

University College London
HI

Heikki Ikaheimo

UNSW Australia
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Svetlana Popova

Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State University
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Markku Roinila

I've been interested in philosophy of mind in the Early Modern period, especially Leibniz, Spinoza and Locke. I am also interested in the philosophy of dreams. I enjoy reading biographies of philosophers. Yours, too, if you write one.



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium XV

9:00am

Phenomenal Concepts and Representation
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM
 
Understanding understanding: how Searleans and behaviourists agree
Jon Erik Andersson, Philosophy, Lund University, Lund, SWEDEN

Singular mental files
Juan Jose Lara, Philosophy, IES. Tirant lo Blanc, Elche, SPAIN

Phenomenology and Externalism: a Perfect Marriage?
Corijn van Mazijk, Philosophy, University of Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS

25 min break (due to the cancellation of Ayoob Shahmoradi's presentation)

Are phenomenal concepts innate?
Assaf Weksler, Philosophy, Ben Gurion University, Modiin, ISRAEL


Chair
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Esa Diaz-Leon

Ramon y Cajal Researcher, University of Barcelona

Presenters
JE

Jon Erik Andersson

Lund University
JJ

JUAN JOSE LARA

IES. Tirant lo Blanc
CV

Corijn van Mazijk

University of Groningen
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Assaf Weksler

Ben Gurion University



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium XVI

9:00am

Phenomenology and the Self
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Being No One Else. On Barry Dainton's Concept of the Person in "The Phenomenal Self"
Ludwig Jaskolla, Philosophy, Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, GERMANY
Ludwig Gierstl, Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, GERMANY

A Phenomenologically Motivated Approach to Introspection
Ivan M. Havel, Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University Prague, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Intentional Horizon and Cognitive Phenomenology
Marta Jorba, Department of Philosophy, University of Girona, Barcelona, SPAIN

RATIONALITY AND THE PRIVACY OF THE SELF
Francis Pearson, Philosophy, Durham University, Durham, UNITED KINGDOM

Panpsychism’s Hard Problem: A Comparative Analysis of Explanatory Gaps
Luke Roelofs, Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA

 



Chair
Presenters
IM

Ivan M. Havel

Charles University Prague
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Ludwig Jaskolla

Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind, Munich School of Philosophy
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Marta Jorba

University of Girona
FP

Francis Pearson

Durham University
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Luke Roelofs

University of Toronto
I've just finished a PhD at the University of Toronto, and am about to begin a Postdoc at the Australian National University, working at the Centre for Consciousness. My work focuses on the 'combination problem' facing constitutive Russellian panpsychism.


Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium XII

9:00am

Qualia II
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM

The Geometry and Physics of the Multidimensional World
Alexander Egoyan, Health Care Economics and Management, University Geomedi, Tbilisi, GEORGIA

Does Apriority Entail Necessity? A Study of Pure Phenomenal Concepts
Shao-An Hsu, Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN

NOT ARRIVED
(a break of 25 minutes?) The unkowable qualia problem for a priori theories of consciousness
Erick Llamas, Philosophy, ANU, Canberra, AUSTRALIA

Phenomenal Information as Knowing Why
Hedda Hassel Mørch, Philosophy, University of Oslo, Oslo, NORWAY

Ignorance of Color: An Intentionalist Look at Mary The Color Scientist
Isik Sarihan, Philosophy, Central European University & Uni. Fribourg, Fribourg,
SWITZERLAND

Chair
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Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki

Presenters
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Alexander Egoyan

Professor, University Geomedi
You can download my presentations from the website.
SH

Shao-An Hsu

National Taiwan University
I'm a graduate student of department of philosophy in National Taiwan University. I have both backgrounds in philosophy and psychology. | | My research interest is the interrelationship between metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. Recently I’m studying two-dimensional semantics and its applications, including modal epistemology, mental content, and the mind-body problem.
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Hedda Hassel Mørch

Post doc, University of Oslo
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Isik Sarihan

PhD Student, Central European University & Uni. Fribourg



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium XIV

9:00am

Quantum Theory and Relativity
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM

A physicalist/Topological Dual-Aspect Information Theory of Consciousness.
Uzi Awret, Physics., Trinity Washington University., falls church va., USA

Mind as Brain and Brain as Mind: A Double Face View On Mental Causation
Jonas Goncalves Coelho, University of Sao Paulo State, Bauru, BRAZIL

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: The Relativity of Visual Experience
Andrew Duggins, Neurology, University of Sydney, Westmead, AUSTRALIA
Xin Zhang, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, AUSTRALIA

Irreducibility of the Logic of Integrated Information: From Quantum Coherence to Unity of Consciousness and Beyond
Marcin J. Schroeder, Basic Education, Akita International University, Akita, JAPAN

The Physics of Value: Consciousness as modulator of the Bohmian Quantum Potential to achieve biologically advantageous resource allocation
Francis Steen, Comm Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Chair
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Johanna Blomqvist

Ph.D. (physics), entrepreneur, researcher, Mindstream.fi

Presenters
UA

Uzi Awret

Trinity Washington University.
JG

Jonas Goncalves Coelho

Professor, University of Sao Paulo State
AD

Andrew Duggins

Staff Specialist Neurologist, University of Sydney
I completed a theoretical neuroscience PhD at UCL in 2009 entitled 'The Form of Consciousness'. In the PhD I constructed a quantum mathematical formalism of neural signalling that reduces to the conventional neurone doctrine at the level of the single neuron, but at the scale of whole brain brings in an inherently subjective, pure mental state. My more recent work has been in applying the methods of special and general relativity to the geometry... Read More →
MJ

Marcin J. Schroeder

Akita International University



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium XI

9:00am

Temporal Consciousness
13 June 09:00 AM - 11:05 AM

The Hard Problem of Temporal Qualia: Undercutting the Illusion of Temporal Flow
Stephen Barker, Philosophy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM

CONSCIOUSNESS FOR THE PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE - CHRONESTHESIA: EXPERIMENTS OF A
STUBBORN ILLUSION
Ronald Gruber, Medical Center, Stanford University , Palo Alto, CA, USA
Richard Block, Psychology, Montana State U., Bozeman, Montana, USA,
Michael Bach, University of Freiburg, GERMANY

Subjective Temporal Properties of Voluntary Action 
Matti Vuorre, Psychology, Columbia University, New York, USA
Janet Metcalfe, Columbia University, New York, USA

As Time Passes by: Motion-speed dilates and contracts subjective estimation of time intervals
Thomas Nyman, Department of Psychology and Logopedics (IPL), Åbo Akademi, Turku, FINLAND

The role of consciousness and the possibility of consciousness in criminal law
Ana Brito, CEDIS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, PORTUGAL


Chair
JM

James Miller

Durham University

Presenters
SB

Stephen Barker

University of Nottingham
AB

Ana Brito

Universidade Nova de Lisboa
RG

Ronald Gruber

Stanford University
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Thomas Nyman

Phd Student, Åbo Akademi
MV

Matti Vuorre

PhD Student, Columbia University



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, room 3

9:00am

Consciousness in the Vegetative State: Conceptual, Empirical and Ethical Perspectives
13 June 09:00 AM – 11:05 AM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Probing Consciousness in the Vegetative State: Challenges and Opportunities
Timothy Bayne, Philosophy, University of Manchester, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM 

Consciousness in Behaviourally non-Responsive Patients: Insights from Neuroimaging
Raechelle Gibson, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Psychology, CANADA

Executive functioning and the neural basis of consciousness Lisa Miracchi
Lisa Miracchi, New York University, New York, USA 

fMRI research in the Context of Intensive Care: Ethical Considerations
Charles Weijer, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, CANADA 




Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium IX

9:00am

Dreams and nightmares in consciousness studies
13 June 09:00 AM – 11:05 AM

CHAIR:
Katja Valli
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku Brain and Mind Center, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, FINLAND
School of Bioscience, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy, University of Skövde, SWEDEN 

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Social Simulation Theory of dreaming
Katja Valli, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku Brain and Mind Center, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, FINLAND
School of Bioscience, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy, University of Skövde, SWEDEN (with Jarno Tuominen and Antti Revonsuo)

Social perception and interactions in dreams – Any support for the socialsimulation theory?
Jarno Tuominen, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku Brain and Mind Center, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, FINLAND (with Katja Valli and Antti Revosuo)

Neurophysiological Correlates of Emotions in REM Sleep Dreams
Pilleriin Sikka, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku Brain and Mind Center, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, FINLAND, School of Bioscience, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy, University of Skövde, SWEDEN (with Noreika Valdas, Katja Valli and Antti Revonsuo)

Prevalence and risk factors of frequent nightmares among adults
Nils Sandman, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Public Health Genomics Unit and Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM, Helsinki, FINLAND Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Turku Brain and Mind Center, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, University of Turku, FINLAND (with Katja Valli, Erkki Kronholm, Antti Revonsuo, Tiina Laatikainen, Tiina Paunio)

 

 

 

Chair
KV

Katja Valli

Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience

Presenters


Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium II

9:00am

Early Modern Roots of the Concept of Consciousness
13 June 09:00 PM – 11:05 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Lessons from Descartes’ Sensory Dualism
Jani Sinokki, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND 

Locke on the Primacy of Self-Consciousness
Vili Lähteenmäki, Department of Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, FINLAND 

Hume’s Account of Consciousness
Jani Hakkarainen, University of Tampere, Tampere, FINLAND 


Presenters
VL

Vili Lähteenmäki

University of Helsinki
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Jani Sinokki

Doctoral Student, University of Turku
I am a doctoral student currently finalizing my dissertation on Descartes' metaphysics of thinking. My dissertation argues that Descartes' conception of thinking is to view it as a part of the rest of reality, and examines the way thinking connects to the things we think about.



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium IV

9:00am

The physics and metaphysics of time in relation to consciousness
13 June 09:00 AM – 11:05 AM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

On ‘Gilding or Staining’ the World with Temporal Passage
Adrian Bardon, Wake Forest University, USA

Consciousness as a Foundational Attribute of Reality, with Physics Phenomena,
such as Dynamical Space, Quantum Theory, Relativistic Effects, being Emergent
Reginald T. Cahill, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, AUSTRALIA 

Could the postulation of subjective temporal dimensions enable the flow of time?
Jonathan Schooler, UC Santa Barbara, USA 

The physics and metaphysics of time in relation to consciousness
Tam Hunt, J.D., UC Santa Barbara, USA


Presenters
AB

Adrian Bardon

Wake Forest University
TH

Tam Hunt

UC Santa Barbara



Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 11:05am
Main Building, auditorium XIII

11:15am

Cinema

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
AF

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

11:15am

Consciousness and Mental Disorders II
13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Experience Sampling Elevating Consciousness
Jacques Habra, Self Echo, Noospheric
Jonathan Schooler, Psychological & Brain Sciences, UC Santa Barbara 

The Detection and Reference of Mental Disorders
Tuomas Vesterinen, Theoretical philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND


Chair
TH

Tam Hunt

UC Santa Barbara

Presenters


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

11:15am

Decoherence and Microtubules
13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Decoherence in brain processes and the forces of nature
Maurice Goodman, School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, IRELAND 

Clarifying Bandyopadhyay's microtubule research claims: Experiments, Instruments, Theoretical Interpretations
Cameron Keys,Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA  

Chair
Presenters
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Maurice Goodman

Physics Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology
Note: If you have any interest in the fundamental science that will ultimately underpin consciousness studies my talk is a "must see". | | Research Profile: Physics of Biology and Consciousness Studies | | My research began in 1980 and has explored how all the sciences of structure (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Nuclear Science) relate to each other and to Physics, from a holistic perspective. This work highlighted the deficiencies... Read More →
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Cameron Keys

Arizona State University



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

11:15am

Emergence II
13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
 
Teleology does not emerge from
complexity
Miguel García-Valdecasas, Institute for Culture and Society, University
of Navarra, Pamplona, SPAIN
Nathaniel Barrett, Institute for Culture and Society, University of
Navarra, Pamplona, SPAIN
Javier Sánchez Cañizares, University of Navarra, Pamplona, SPAIN

What is it like to be the quiddities of non-emergent but irreducible macro-level information?
Luke McGowan, Neuroscience , UCI, LA, USA

Chair
MN

Miguel Ángel Sebastián

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México

Presenters


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

11:15am

Evolution II
13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

On Free Will and the Evolutionary Function of Qualia
Andre LeBlanc, History, John Abbott College, Montreal, CANADA

25 min break (due to the cancellation of Fabio Sterpetti's presentation)


Chair
UA

Uzi Awret

Trinity Washington University.

Presenters
AL

Andre LeBlanc

John Abbott College



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

11:15am

Implicit and Explicit Processes II
13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

The Computer Person Revisited: Conscious Representation and Control in Learning a Control Task
Thomas Wilson, Psychology, Bellarmine University, Louisville, USA
Donelson Dulany, Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, USA

Implicit and explicit processing of facial attractiveness in healthy adult males and females: highdensity
ERP study
Elena Mnatsakanian, HHNA lab, IHNA &NP RAS, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  

Chair
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Max Velmans

Goldsmiths, University of London

Presenters
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Elena Mnatsakanian

Research scientist, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity & Neurophysiology RAS
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Thomas Wilson

Lecturer, Edge Hill University
My work is with Don Dulany at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We postulate both the agency and exclusivity of mental representations to consciousness as it is the function of human consciousness to mentally represent. We have shown in a variety of so-called implicit cognitive tasks that abstracted rules governing behavior are consciously represented. I am currently on professional leave from America for a one-year post at Edge... Read More →



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

11:15am

Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness II
13 June 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Unconscious cross-modal associative learning: A challenge for integration theories of consciousness
Ron Chrisley, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, UNITED KINGDOM
Ryan Scott, University of Sussex, Falmer, UNITED KINGDOM
Jason Samaha, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Zoltan Dienes, University of Sussex, Falmer, UNITED KINGDOM

Attribution and quality of non-human consciousness
Yasuko Kitano, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Tokyo, Gunma, JAPAN  

Chair
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Felix Siebenhühner

PhD student, Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki

Presenters


Saturday June 13, 2015 11:15am - 12:05pm
Main Building, room 3

11:15am

Memory II
13 June 11:10AM – 12:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Consciousness as representation formation from a neural Darwinian perspective
Anna Kocsis, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, CROATIA
Vjeran Keric, Psychology and Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, BULGARIA


Chair
AF

Alexander 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 Andrew 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
AK

Anna Kocsis

Institute of Philosophy



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

11:15am

Phenomenology and Dance
13 June 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Thinking toes...? Proposing a reflective order of embodied self-consciousness
Camille Buttingsrud, Philosophy, Former: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen S,
DENMARK

Bodily Awareness and Reflection: The Phenomenology of Dance
Petronella Foultier, Philosophy, Stockholm University, Stockholm, SWEDEN
   

Chair
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Timo Laiho

University of Helsinki

Presenters
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Camille Buttingsrud

MA in Philosophy, Former: University of Copenhagen
BIO: After a couple of decades of professional dancing and performing ( i.a. Sri Lankan classical dance and physical experimental theatre), documentary filmmaking research led Camille Buttingsrud to study philosophy. In 2014 she finished her MA in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen with a thesis on performers' states of self-consciousness. Currently applying for a PhD, she alternates between artistic and academic activities. An article... Read More →
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Petronella Foultier

Researcher, Dep of Philosophy, Stockholm University
Research interests: Phenomenology (general), philosophy of language and expression, philosophy of dance, feminist philosophy.



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

11:15am

Vision
13 June 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

How does a hybrid account of the dynamical and embodied approaches in cognitive science interpret the notion of constitution of the visual perceptual content
Amalia Tsakiri, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, GREECE
Michael Vinos, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, GREECE

Are quantum probabilities subjective states of belief or states of nature ‘out there’?
John Small, Faversham, UNITED KINGDOM



Chair
TK

Tommi Kakko

University of Tampere

Presenters
AT

Amalia Tsakiri

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens



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

11:15am

Metaphysics of Consciousness

 SPEAKERS AND TITLES 

 Towards an Aristotelian Theory of Consciousness
Jesse Mulder, Philosophy, Utrecht University, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS

Quantum Bayesianism and the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Shiroman Prakash, Physics, Dayalbagh Educational Institute , Agra, INDIA

 


Chair
avatar for Matteo Grasso

Matteo Grasso

PhD student, Roma Tre University
PhD Student in Philosophy at Roma Tre University | Visiting student at Oxford University

Presenters
JM

Jesse Mulder

Utrecht University
SP

Shiroman Prakash

Dayalbagh Educational Institute



Saturday June 13, 2015 11:15am - 12:10pm
Main Building, auditorium IX

12:05pm

Lunch
Saturday June 13, 2015 12:05pm - 1:00pm
Main Building, foyers

1:00pm

Plenary: Consciousness and Transcranial Ultrasound

13 June 1:00PM - 1:45PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The promise of altering consciousness and treating brain disorders with transcranial ultrasound (TUS)
John JB Allen, Joseph L Sanguinetti, Sterling Cooley, Stuart Hameroff

 
Demo: The ‘NeuroResonator’ - A Transcranial Ultrasound (‘TUS’) Device Modulating Consciousness and Cognition 
Sterling Cooley, Jay Sangunetti, John JB Allen, Stuart Hameroff

 


Chair
Presenters
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John Allen

Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona
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Jay Sanguinetti

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona



Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Great Hall

2:00pm

Closing Panel Discussion: Are we ready for The Science of Consciousness?
Panelists: Susan Blackmore, David Chalmers, Patricia Churchland, James Ladyman, Antti Revonsuo

The question for the panel reflects the development that the next TSC conference (Tucson 2016) will drop the “Toward” from its name and is more ambitiously called The Science of Consciousness.

Panel chairs: Paavo Pylkkänen and Tuomas Tahko

The final word & welcome to TSC2016: Stuart Hameroff
 

Chair
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Paavo Pylkkänen

University lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, Universities of Helsinki and Skövde
Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee
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Tuomas Tahko

University Lecturer & Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Co-Chair of TSC2015 Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee.

Presenters

Saturday June 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Great Hall

7:00pm

End of Consciousness Party
There is no better way to end your conference week than having a great party! End of Consciousness Party will be organized at restaurant/night club Maxine, over the roof tops of Helsinki (900 metres from the conference site). The restaurant is booked exclusively for the confence participants until 10.00 PM and the bar is open all night. See you all there!

Saturday June 13, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Restaurant Maxine Kamppi Center, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 A, 6 floor