virus: Toward a Science of Consciousness

Jim Laukes (jlaukes@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:18:02 -0600

               Conference Announcement 
                   Call for Papers 

       Toward a Science of Consciousness "Tucson 2000"

                  April 10-15, 2000
           Tucson Convention Center Music Hall
                   Tucson, Arizona

                    Sponsored by 
                Consciousness Studies 
             at the University of Arizona

Representatives from psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, computer science, physics, mathematics, medicine, physiology, biochemistry, anthropology, art and other fields are invited to a fourth major interdisciplinary scientific conference on consciousness.

This conference will continue the exploration of one of science's last great frontiers. In the tradition of the first three Tucson conferences, the meeting will transcend disciplinary boundaries. Participants will raise questions from areas throughout the sciences and humanities, and seek answers wherever they may be found.

Abstracts are due October 15, 1999. Submission guidelines are available at our website:

Relevant topics include:
Philosophy: conceptual foundations, qualia, ontology, explanation, self, intentionality, mental causation, reality, free will

Neuroscience: neural correlates of consciousness, neuropsychology, vision, motor control, blindsight, anesthetic and psychoactive drugs, binding/integration

Cognitive Science and Psychology: implicit processes, attention, metacognition, memory, language, emotion, sleep, cognitive models, artificial intelligence, animal consciousness

Physical and Biological Sciences: quantum theory, space and time, evolution, biophysics, medicine, computational theory, quantum computation and information, life

Phenomenology and Culture: first-person methods, religion and contemplative studies, anthropology, transpersonal psychology, hypnosis, parapsychology, aesthetics

Scientific Program Committee
David Chalmers, Philosophy, The University of Arizona Stuart Hameroff, Anesthesiology and Psychology, The University of Arizona
Alfred Kaszniak, Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry, The University of Arizona
Christof Koch, Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology
Marilyn Schlitz, Research Director, Institute of Noetic Sciences Alwyn Scott, Mathematics, The University of Arizona and Technical University of Denmark
Petra Stoerig, Psychology, University of Dusseldorf Keith Sutherland, Publisher, Journal of Consciousness Studies

For more information, contact
Jim Laukes
Consciousness Studies
Department of Psychology
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721



Jim Laukes <jlaukes@U.Arizona.EDU>