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The Science of Consciousness 2023

The Taormina Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2023 is the 29th international interdisciplinary conference on fundamental questions and cutting-edge issues connected with consciousness. 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 2023 will include themes such as neural underpinnings of consciousness, embodied cognition, integrated information approaches, free-energy principle, disjunctivism, hallucinations, dreams, intentionality, first-person experience, anesthetics, psychedelics, animal cognition, quantum biology, phantom limbs, dual-aspect monism, mind-object identity, bistable perception, religious studies, evolution, language, embodiment, time consciousness, neuroscience, phenomenology, and more. TSC 2023 will offer a complete overview of the state of the art of consciousness science and studies.

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Local Organizing Committee

Domenica Bruni
Maria Celeste Corona
Luisa Damiano
Mario Graziano
Paolo Livieri
Anna Lucentini
Arianna Pipitone
Maria Raffa
Valeria Seidita

We thank our cooperation partners and sponsors for their support

Center for Consciousness Studies Tucson
Università IULM
Università di Messina
Università di Palermo
Journal of Consciousness Studies
Society for Mind-Matter Research