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News & Events

2014 Events 

October 9-10, 2014 - KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University’s School of Music will hold the conference "Music, Mind and Medicine: Creativity and Consciousness in Clinical Care"
21-26 April, 2014 -  University of Arizona, Tucson, The Tucson Conference  2014, "Toward a Science of Consciousness" 
2013-2012 Events
11 December, 2013, The New York Academy of Sciences, "Experiencing Death: An Insider's Perspective"
4–6 June, 2013, Catholic University of Milan, Italy, "Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind"

May, 2013 - University of California at Santa Cruz, "Brain, Mind and Consciousness Conference"

1March, 2013 - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, "Neurotheology"

3-9 March, 2013 - Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India, “Toward a Science of Consciousness; East-West Views on Brain, Mind and Reality”
6 February, 2013, Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM “Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness”
Reception to Follow Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor 
12 December, 2012 Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM “Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound”
Location:The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor 
14 November, 2012 Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, “The Mystery of Memory: In Search of the Past”
Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor 

12 Nov., 2012 - UTSA Neurosciences Institute and Mind Science Foundation "On the Objectivization of Subjectivity" by neurophysiologist Rodolfo Llinás, M.D.
20 October, 2012 - Unicity Foundation, London, England, "Spiritual Psychology: The Practical Benefits of Knowing Our Self"

10 October, 2012 Time:7:00 PM - 8:30 PM "The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Human Conscious"
Location:The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor 
7 July 2012, The Francis Crick Memorial Conference “Consciousness in Human and Non Human Animals” 
July 2-6 2012, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at The University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. The 16th annual meeting of the ASSC (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness) 

30 March- 1 April, 2012 - Bioethics Conference: “The Moral Brain”
Location: NYU WSQ Campus, Room TBA
7 March 2012, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, “Consciousness: the hard problem?”
The Royal Institution 

2011-2009 Events
3 August, 2011 --ABC’s Bob Woodruff Probes the Mysteries of Near Death Experiences – Including His Own – ABC News' Press Room
2-8 May, 2011 - Center for Consciousness Studies and Stockholm University, "Toward a Science of Consciousness: Brain, Mind and Reality"
18-20 March 2011, 7th Annual Life Sciences & Society Symposium, “Ethics and the Brain” 
28 September, 2009 - Dr Sam Parnia of the Horizon Research Foundation was interviewed on NBC's Today Show.
11 September, 2009 - Mind Body Symposium Series. Technology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Being: Considerations of Meaning, Morality & Transcendence presented by The Nour Foundation, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University and Georgetown University 
10 September, 2009 - Horizon Research Foundation's evening symposium: Unravelling the Mystery of the Self - From Philosophy to Modern Day Science, London

05 July 2009 - Horizon Research Foundation takes part in a national televised debate on what happens when we die as part of the BBC One Program - The Big Questions
15 May 2009 – Indianapolis, Launch of the AWARE Study in the United States
The first centre to participate in the AWARE Study in the United States was officially unveiled.  Dr Mark Barber, Head of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis and also Indiana State University, together with his team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, have commenced the study.  During a day of great excitement, many members of the medical and nursing staff, associated healthcare professionals, and hospital public relations officers, gathered to commemorate the beginning of this research project.  Dr Sam Parnia joined the team and helped train and educate the staff in terms of the day to day and practical running of the study.  To start, it is anticipated that there will be at least 2-3 patients enrolled from this centre starting May 2009.

28 May 2009, International Collaboration Into the Study of Mind, Brain and Consciousness Continues To Expand
The International Collaboration into the study of Mind, Brain and Consciousness continues to expand – at  the end of this month there will be 10 sites actively recruiting patients in the UK, while a further 5 are also waiting the appropriate infrastructure to start recruiting the patients into the AWARE Study.  Members of the Human Consciousness Project are in discussions with approximately 10 other medical centres in the United States as well as numerous medical centres in Europe, including Belgium, France, Austria, Sweden, Croatia, Turkey and also Israel to set up the AWARE Study.  A further 100 images were also delivered to Chicago, in anticipation of launching the study at the second US site in Chicago in June.


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