14th International IONS Conference

Jonathan Schooler, PhD

Jonathan Schooler

Jonathan Schooler, PhD, is a professor of psychology at UCSB where he pursues research on consciousness and memory. He is the author of over 130 scholarly articles, many of which have been featured in news outlets such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Discover magazine.


Presentation by Jonathan Schooler

Wednesday Pre-Conference Institute:

W3 Back to the Future: Evidence and Implications of Precognition

Are our thoughts, actions, and behaviors influenced by future events? Accumulating scientific evidence suggests that the answer is “yes.” This workshop will explore the nature of this evidence, what it might mean for our understanding of consciousness and our personal decisions, and if it is possible to learn how to become more sensitive to future events.

Friday/Saturday Breakout Sessions:

B2 Quantum Mind-Matter Interaction

The “quantum measurement problem” refers to the well-accepted fact that an observed quantum object behaves differently than an unobserved quantum object. There are various interpretations of “observed” in this context, but one strong possibility is that it involves conscious awareness. Hundreds of experiments conducted over the past half-century have tested whether this idea is correct. The cumulative evidence suggests that it is.

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