Interested in making a presentation?

You are invited to make presentations at the Conference in the form of Poster. Those interested to present a Poster at the Conference may send an Abstract (~500 words) and Title latest by 1 August 2015 to the email id Submissions will go through a review process and selected presenters will be informed by 15 September 2015. The Conference registration fee will be waived off for the selected Poster presenters and they will be given free accommodation for the conference duration, and train fare support for travel


Be an "Invited Young Scholar" to the Conference

We have some openings to invite few young faculty and students as "Invited Young Scholar" to the Conference. To apply write to us - - with a statement of interest you have on the conference topic or the subject of consciousness or related fields, with some notes on your background, and also a resume.
Selected scholars will be given train fare support for travel, free accommodation for the duration of the conference, and registration fee will be waived off for them.
The last date for this opening is closed now. But by chance you missed this information, and still wish to apply write to before 15 September 2015.










About NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme


The NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme is an interdisciplinary programme of the National Institute of Advanced Studies situated in the campus of Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India. The Programme brings in philosophy, cognitive sciences, animal studies, psychology, creativity studies, physics and the neurosciences in its research mandate. The NIAS Programme on Consciousness Studies began in NIAS in 1992.

Our Focus ...
There is a need to look at human experiences and consciousness as a whole, and in the interdisciplinary context of the humanities, biological, cognitive and the physical sciences. The Consciousness Studies Programme at NIAS, while adopting a larger framework, is disciplinarily grounded in humanities, neurophysics, behavioural and cognitive sciences, neurosciences and neuropsychiatry.

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Why Consciousness Studies?

It is the subject for cutting egde interdisciplinary research in the 21st century with questions concerning life in general and human mind and cognition in particular.Because of developments in the areas of neurosciences, neuropsychology, neurophilosophy, relevant areas of physics and cosmology over the past 20 years, this field has become an active area of research in various countries. There have been more than a hundred books published on the related topics in recent years.

The Way Forward

Today, consciousness studies have implications in varied planes of human interactions questioning our fundamental assumptions about origins of life, nature of subjective experiences, and human wellbeing. Along side is the pertinent enquiry into the presence and nature of consciousness in non-human species.