Pre-Conference Workshops & Tutorials

Want to learn more about the topics of the conference? Immerse yourself into pre-conference workshops and tutorials that will reveal what’s hot in the study on consciousness right now. Pre-conference workshops are ideal for learning the ABCs of the various approaches to consciousness, while providing also new thrilling ideas to those who visit the TSC conferences regularly.

The workshops require pre-registration. The number of participants in the workshops is limited, so it is better to register right away!

The online registration form for TSC 2015 and pre-conference workshops

Workshops cost 50 € for TSC 2015 participants, and 100 € for other participants.
The East-West forum is free for TSC 2015 partipants (120 € for non-TSC 2015 participants).

The pre-conference workshops will be given on 8 June, University of Helsinki, Main Building.

East-West Forum (full day)

Time: 8th June 2015, 8.20 am - 6.30 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (new side, Fabianinkatu 33), room 5

DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAM [PDF]


Plenary talks by

Saran Satsangi
Stuart Hameroff
Rocco J. Gennaro
Bani Dayal Dhir and V. Prem Lata
Subhash Kak
Anirban Bandyopadhyay
Mani Bhaumik
John Hagelin
Tarja Kallio-Tamminen
Max Velmans
Douglas E. Friesen

 

PLENARY TALK ABSTRACTS

ORAL PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS

POSTER ABSTRACTS

East-West Forum posters will be presented in the joint poster session with TSC 2015.

EAST-WEST FORUM INFO FLYER

Clinical Hypnosis, Meditative Stages and Mantras in Palliative Care: Techniques for Effectively Relieving Pain and Suffering in chronic illnesses (afternoon)

Time: 8th June 2015, 2pm - 6 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium XIII

Presented by

Paola Brugnoli, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Verona University, ITALY
Siddhartha Agarwal, MD, Physician, Saran Ashram Hospital and Hon. Lec. D.E.I, Dayalbagh, INDIA

ABSTRACT [PDF]

Dual-Aspect Alternatives to Physicalism and Their Implications (afternoon) 

Time: 8th June 2015, 2pm - 6 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium XII

Presented by

Michael Silberstein, College Park, Elizabethtown College and UMD, USA
William Seager, University of Toronto, CANADA
Julian Kiverstein, University of Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Michael D. Kirchhoff , Humanities and the Arts University of Wollongong, Australia

ABSTRACT [PDF]

How non-reductionist monism avoids the many problems of reductive physicalism and functionalism (morning)

Time: 8th June 2015, 9 am - 1 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium XII

Presented by

Max Velmans, University of London, UK

ABSTRACT [PDF]

Masked and Unmasked Priming: Insights from Recent Experiments and Neurocomputational Models (afternoon), CANCELLED!

Time: 8th June 2015, 2 pm - 6 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium XV

THE WORSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Presented by

Ahmad Sohrabi, Department of Psychology , University of Kurdistan, IRAN

ABSTRACT [PDF]

MediYoga - a therapeutic form of yoga (morning)

Time: 8th June 2015, 9 am - 12 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium IV

Presented by

Daniela Lindqvist, My Yoga, Espoo, FINLAND
Riitta Mantovaara, Friteko Balans, Lappträsk, SWEDEN
Luciano Bernardi, University of Pavia, ITALY (replaces Dr Milla Rosengård-Bärlund)

ABSTRACT [PDF]

Scientific Field Theories of Consciousness – Recent Developments. Pre-conference workshop (morning)

Time: 8th June 2015, 9 am - 1 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium XIII

Presented by

Andrew Fingelkurts, - Brain & Mind Technologies Research Center, Espoo, FINLAND
Alexander Fingelkurts, Brain & Mind Technologies Research Center, Espoo, FINLAND
Giuseppe Vitiello, University of Salerno, ITALY
Walter Freeman, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Robert Kozma, University of Memphis, USA

 

ABSTRACT [PDF]

Transcultural Perspective on Consciousness: a bridge between Anthropology, Medicine and Physics (afternoon)

Time: 8th June 2015, 2 pm - 6 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium IV

Presented by

Tania Simona Re, Unesco Chair - University of Genoa, ITALY
Giuseppe Vitiello, University of Salerno, ITALY ,
Carlo Ventura, Molecular Biology, University of Bologna, ITALY
Juha Pentikäinen, Department of Anthropology, University of Helsinki, FINLAND
Mario Simoes, LIMMIT Laboratory, Lisboa, PORTUGAL
Martins Jorge Emanuel , LIMMIT Laboratory, Lisboa, PORTUGAL

ABSTRACT [PDF]

Tutorial on Interval Timing (morning)

Time: 8th June 2015, 9 am - 1 pm
Place: University of Helsinki, Main Building (old side, Senate square), auditorium XV

Presented by

Peter Raulefs, R&D, QIQCS, Santa Clara, USA

ABSTRACT [PDF]