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Toward a Science of Consciousness

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The 10th Biennial
Toward a Science of Consciousness
April 9-14, 2012 TUCSON, ARIZONA

2012 Abstracts
The 10th Biennial
Toward a Science of Consciousness
April 9-14, 2012 TUCSON, ARIZONA

2012 Abstracts

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 April 9-14, 2012 Tucson, Arizona
10th Biennial
Toward a Scienceof Consciousness
April 9-14, 2012
Tucson, ArizonaLoews Ventana Canyon Resort
Sponsored byThe University o Arizona
Welcome 2-3Conerence Overview 4-6Social Events 5Pre-Conerence Workshop List 7Conerence Schedule 8-18INDEX:Plenary 19-21Concurrents 22-29Posters 30-41Art/Tech/Health Demos 42-43CCS Taxonomy/Classications                    44-45 Abstracts by Classication 46-234Keynote Speakers 235-236Plenary Biographies 237-249Index to Authors 250-251Maps 261-264
Toward a Scienceof Consciousness 2013
March 3-9, 2013
Dayalbagh University Agra, India
Welcome to Toward a Science o Consciousness 2012, the tenth biennial international,interdisciplinary Tucson Conerence on the undamental question o how the brain producesconscious experience Sponsored and organized by the Center or Consciousness Studiesat the University o Arizona, this year’s conerence is being held or the rst time at thebeautiul and eco-riendly Loews Ventana Canyon Resort HotelToward a Science o Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-runninginterdisciplinary conerence emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the studyo conscious awareness TSC brings together various elds approaching the issue oconsciousness rom dierent perspectives, orientations and methodologies These includeneuroscience, philosophy, medicine, quantum physics, biology, psychology, anthropology,articial intelligence, contemplative and experiential traditions, arts, culture, humanitiesand others Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasizedThe 2012 Conerence will include 11 Plenary or Keynote Sessions (30 speakers),24 Concurrent Sessions (120 speakers), 2 Poster Sessions (more than 200 presenters),3 Art/Tech/Health Demos (19 exhibitors), 10 Pre-Conerence Workshops, a Forum onEastern Philosophy and Consciousness, and an evening workshop with Deepak ChopraSocial Events include: the Tuesday Opening Reception, a Wednesday music and comedyinterlude (Club Consciousness), optional Thursday Side Trips and Conerence Dinner,traditional Friday night Consciousness Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues and Talent Show, and theSaturday closing End-o-Consciousness Party Over 700 participants are expectedrom 50 countries on 6 continents and 500 abstracts were submitted or this conerenceThe rst TSC conerence was held in 1994 in Tucson and has been held subsequentlyin Tucson in even-numbered years, alternating with co-sponsored international TSCconerences: in collaboration with groups in various locations around the world :1995–Ischia, Italy; 1997–Elsinore, Denmark; 1999–Tokyo, Japan; 2001–Skövde, Sweden;2003–Prague, Czech Republic; 2005– Copenhagen, Denmark; 2007–Budapest, Hungary;2009–Hong Kong, China; 2011– Stockholm, Sweden The 2013 TSC Conerence will beheld March 3-9, 2013 in Agra, India in conjunction with Dayalbagh UniversityThe TSC Conerence and Center or Consciousness Studies wish to thank the ProgramCommittee, in particular Co-Chairs, David Chalmers (Australian National University,Canberra) and Stuart Hamero (The University o Arizona, Tucson) Program Committeemembers: Hakwan Lau (New York University), Uriah Kriegel (The University o Arizona),and especially CCS-TSC Assistant Director Abi Behar Monteore or her conerencemanagement and editorial directionWe are grateul to SBS web guru Ed Xia and the team at Arizona Health Sciences CenterBioCommunications: artwork/illustration David Cantrell, graphic design Roma Krebs, andweb support Michael GrithWe also thank the University o Arizona Department o Anesthesiology: Steven J Barker,Chair; Tawnya Tretschok, Administrator; Ericka Moore, Business Manager; and MarjanMacPhee, Administrative Associate Special thanks also to Dr Hamero’s colleagues inthe UMC surgical operating rooms
We thank our original sponsor the Fetzer Institute, and the YeTaDeL Foundation which hasaithully supported CCS and TSC or many, many years We also thank Deepak Chopra andThe Chopra Foundation and DEI-Dayalbagh Educational Institute/Dayalbagh University, AgraIndia or their program supportSpecial thanks to:Czarina Salido or her help in organizing music, volunteers, hospitality suite, and localbusiness donations – Chris Dueld or editing help – Kelly Virgin, Dave Brokaw, MaryMiniaci and the sta at Loews Ventana Canyon – Ben Anderson at Swank AV – Nikki Leeor AV recording and lming support – Stephen Whitmarsh, Sky Nelson, and Vanda Mikoloskior Comedy and Music – The Zombie Blues Band (Michael P and the Atomic Gadgets) – DJButtafy – Flam Chen – Nick Day (Conscious Pictures) – Sascha Seiert (Mouna) – all thevolunteers especially Will Reid, Antoan Lee, Jason Caneld, Jesse Bettinger, Uriah Bennett,Josh Horner, Naama Kostiner, Gadi Sosa, Maureen Seaberg, Neil Theise, and ChristerPerejell – Wendy Zeng and Sastry Bhamidipati or additional Pranahuti Aided Meditationsessions – Hasmukh Taylor and Jeremiah Per Dahlgren or the special Raja Yoga sessions
To all of our Presenters, Speakers, and Participants . . . we thank you.
The Center or CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIESYeTaDel Foundation
The MIT PressOxord University PressJournal o Consciousness Studies
Eastern Philosophy Forum Sponsors 
India Society o Southern ArizonaDEI-Dayalbagh Educational InstituteThe Chopra Center
On behal o Program Committee 
Stuart Hamero Co-ChairDavid Chalmers, Co-ChairHakwan LauUriah KriegelArlene ‘Abi’ Behar Monteore
CCS Director, Stuart Hamero, MD, Anesthesiology, Arizona Health Sciences CenterThe University o Arizona, College o Medicine Associate Director and Co-Chair o the TSC ConerenceDavid Chalmers, Proessor o Philosphy, Australian National University, CanberraCCS Assistant Director, Abi Behar Monteore, Center or Consciousness Studiesemail: center@uarizonaedu

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