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The Science of Consciousness 2019

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2019 is the 26th international interdisciplinary conference on fundamental questions and cutting-edge issues connected with conscious experience. TSC is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing conceptual, empirical, cultural and even artistic approaches to the study of consciousness. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate between Tucson, Arizona, and various locations around the world.

TSC conferences continue to bring together various perspectives, orientations, and methodologies within the study of consciousness. These include not only academic subjects within the sciences and humanities, but also contemplative and experiential traditions, culture and the arts. TSC aims to integrate viewpoints and bridge gaps, appreciates constructive controversy, and pursues the spirit of genuine dialogue. The format of the conference includes plenary sessions, in-depth workshops, concurrent presentations, poster sessions, and social events.


TSC 2019 will include themes such as connectomics, placebo research, first-person experience, anesthetics, psychedelics, plant cognition, quantum biology, phantom limbs, dual-aspect monism, bistable perception, insight, religious studies, evolution, language, embodiment, time consciousness, critical neuroscience, micro-phenomenology and more. TSC 2019 will particularly highlight testable implications of various approaches to consciousness.


Harald Atmanspacher (Collegium Helveticum Zurich)

Stuart Hameroff (Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona at Tucson) 


Local Organizing Committee

Harald Atmanspacher (chair; Collegium Helveticum Zurich)

Norman Sieroka (co-chair; Turing Center Zurich)

Gundel Jaeger (conference manager) 


We thank our cooperation partners and sponsors for their support

Alvin Clark

Center for Consciousness Science Ann Arbor

Center for Consciousness Studies Tucson
Collegium Helveticum Zurich

Congress Centre Interlaken
Consciousness Central TV

Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Journal of Consciousness Studies
Mani Bhaumik
Society for Mind-Matter Research