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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
MAY 3-7, 2011
 AULA MAGNA HALL
 
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May 3-7, 2011Stockholm, Sweden Aula Magna Hall
 
Sponsored by the
Center forCONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES
The University o ArizonaPerjell FoundationMind Event, AB
CONTENTS
Welcome 3Evening Public Forum 6Evening Features 7Keynote 8Program Outline 9Full ProgramPlenary 13Concurrents 15Posters 24 Art-Tech Demo 26Conerence Workshops 27CCS Taxonomy 28 Abstracts 30Plenary Biographies 191Index to Authors 206
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 WELCOME
Welcome to ‘Toward a Science o Consciousness’, the eighteenth annual international,interdisciplinary conerence on the undamental question o howthe brain produces conscious experience Sponsored and organized by theCenter or Consciousness Studies at the University o Arizona, this year’sconerence is supported by the Perjell Foundation o Sweden and its President,Mr Christer PerjellToward a Science o Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-runninginterdisciplinary conerence emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the studyo conscious awareness Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology,biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness,culture and experiential phenomenology Held annually since 1994, the TSCconerences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations aroundthe world We are delighted to bring the TSC 2011 to the beautiul city o Stockholm,Sweden and the historic Aula Magna HallThe rst conerence was held in 1994 in Tucson and continues to be held in Tucson ineven-numbered years, alternating with TSC conerences in collaboration with groupsin 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TSC conerences continue to bring together various elds approaching the issue oconsciousness rom dierent perspectives, orientations and methodologies Theseinclude neuroscience, philosophy, medicine, physics, biology, psychology, anthropology,contemplative and experiential traditions, arts, culture, humanities and others TSCaims to integrate these disciplines, bridge gaps and pursue relevant details withoutblind alleys Stockholm and Aula Magna Hall have austere, esteemed and respectedscientic traditions on which we hope to build new advances and understanding o thisage-old question refecting on who we are, the nature o existence, and our place in theuniverse As in previous years, we expect hundreds o participants and presenters rom65 countries on 6 continents Included are: Pre- and Post-Conerence Workshops,14 Plenary or Keynote sessions, 40 Concurrent talk sessions, 2 Poster sessions,3 Art-Tech Interactive sessions, our traditional Consciousness Poetry Slam/TalentShow, optional Thursday Dinner Boat Cruise Dinner Destination, and theEnd-o-Consciousness PartyThe TSC Conerence, Center or Consciousness Studies and The Perjell Foundationwish to thank members o the Program Committee, CCS-TSC Assistant Director Abi Behar Monteore or her conerence management and editorial direction,SBS web guru Ed Xia and the team at Arizona Health Sciences Center BiomedicalCommunications: artwork/illustration David Cantrell, graphic design Roma Krebs,and web development/support Michael Grith
CCS Director
Stuart Hamero, Anesthesiology, PsychologyThe University o Arizona, College o Medicine
CCS Assistant Director
 Abi Behar Monteore, Center or Consciousness StudiesThe University o Arizona, Department o Anesthesiology
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Program Committee
Stuart Hamero, Co-chair, The University o ArizonaChrister Perjell, Co-chair, Perjell Foundation Abi Behar Monteore, Conerence Director/Media Liaison, CCSPaavo Pylkkanen, University o Helsinki | Peter Århem, Karolinska InstituteDeepak Chopra, The Chopra Foundation | Hartmut Neven, GoogleHenrik Ehrsson, Karolinska Institute | Gustav Bernroider, University o SalzburgHans Liljenstrom, Swedish University o Agricultural SciencesMichal Gruberger, Tel Aviv University | Maureen Ann Seaberg, New York Nancy Clark, Tucson | Adrian Parker, University o Gothenburg Annekatrine Puhle, University o Gothenburg | Nildson Alvares-MunizEtzel Cardena, Lund University | Valeria Petkova, Karolinska Institute Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
 Associate Directors CCS
David Chalmers, Australian National University, Canberra Alred Kaszniak, The University o Arizona, TucsonBernard J Baars, The Neurosciences Institute, San DiegoPerjell FoundationMind Event AB Västra FrölundaTel: 46-31-757-4730ino@mindeventsewwwmindeventse
President
Christer PerjellMind Event AB DirectorDepartment o AnesthesiologyCollege o MedicinePO Box 245114 | Tucson, AZ 85724Tel: 520-621-9317 | Fax: 520-626-6416center@uarizonaeduwwwconsciousnessarizonaedu
Center forCONSCIOUSNESSSTUDIESMay 3-7, 2011StockholmSweden

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