Final CFP: 1st ASSC Conference on Implict Cognition & Consciousness

Patrick Wilken patrickw at molly.cs.monash.edu.au
Fri Apr 4 01:34:11 EST 1997


      THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
            CALL FOR PAPER PRESENTERS FOR A CONFERENCE ON:

       WHAT DOES IMPLICIT COGNITION TELL US ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS?

             CLAREMONT COLLEGES & CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL
                 JUNE 13-16, 1997: CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA


The first conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of
Consciousness will be held at the Claremont Colleges, about an hour's
drive from Los Angeles, over four days between the 13th and 16th of
June, 1997. The organizing committee for the conference consists of:

  William Banks: Pomona College 
  Thomas Metzinger: Universitat des Saarlandes 
  Patrick Wilken: Monash University 

Currently scheduled speakers include Bernard Baars, Patricia Churchland,
Alan Cowey, Owen Flanagan, John Gabrieli, Melvyn Goodale, Anthony
Greenwald, Larry Jacoby, Christof Koch, Philip Merikle, David Milner and
Daniel Schacter. Full list of plenary addresses with titles appears at
the end of this announcement.

In addition, there will be workshops on a variety of topics relevant to
the theme of the conference, and paper and poster sessions with time for
discussion.  Workshops are listed at the end of this announcement, after
the plenary talks.

For more information on the conference and more complete descriptions of
the workshops please consult the ASSC website:

http://www.phil.vt.edu/ASSC/


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THEME
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The phenomena of implicit cognition -- implicit memory, implicit
learning, unconscious perception, blindsight, and so on -- have
attracted widespread attention in recent years.  This is partly because
of their intrinsic interest, and partly because the study of these
processes holds great promise as an empirical method for investigating
consciousness.  But although research in these areas has proliferated,
the connections between this research and issues about consciousness
have not yet been fully articulated.  What have we learned about the
conscious mind from the study of implicit cognition?

This conference is intended to address this question, drawing
systematic connections between implicit cognition and consciousness. We
welcome both empirical contributions, using experimental research to
help understand the nature of conscious and unconscious processes, and
theoretical contributions that analyze or integrate existing work.


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SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
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ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 15TH 1997.

Papers will be accepted on the basis of their quality and suitability
and not according to the author's affiliation with the association. Any
person may present only one paper, but may be the co-author of others.
Presentation time will be limited to 30 minutes, which includes a five
minute discussion period. Sessions will be strictly timed. In addition
to spoken papers there will be an opportunity to present posters during
the conference.


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COSTS 
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                       Early                 Late

Members                 $110                 $160
Non-Members             $140                 $190
Students                $35                  $55
Student Members         $25                  $45

The cutoff date for early registration is May 1, 1997.

 Please note that the above costs do not include the cost of attending workshops on the 13th.

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PLENARY ADDRESSES
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All Conscious Events Are Explicit, But Not All Explicit Events Are
Conscious:  A Comprehension Criterion For The Explicit-Implicit
Distinction
     Bernard Baars: The Wright Institute

Implicit Cognition and Self-Understanding
     Patricia Churchland & Elizabeth Buffalo: 
     University of California, San Diego

Do Monkeys Have Blindsight?
    Alan Cowey & Petra Stoerig: 
    Oxford University & Ludwig Maximilians University

Are There Unconscious Intentional States? 
     Owen Flanagan: Duke University

Consciousness As A Gatekeeper For Memory
    John Gabrieli: Stanford University

When Vision Is Not Sight: Dissociations Between Perception and Action in
the Normal Human Visual System
     Melvyn Goodale: University Of Western Ontario

Implicit Measurement Reveals Unconscious Operation of Prejudices and Stereotypes
     Anthony Greenwald & Mahzarin R. Banaji
     University of Washington & Yale University

Accessibility Bias: Measuring Unconscious Influences of Memory
     Larry Jacoby: McMaster University

Neuronal Correlates Of Consciousness
     Christof Koch: California Institute Of Technology

What Experimental Studies Of Perception Without Awareness Reveal About Conscious vs. Unconscious Cognition
     Philip Merikle & Meredyth Daneman: 
     University Of Waterloo & University of Toronto

Some Uses Of Unconscious Vision: Evidence From Visual Form Agnosia
     David Milner: University Of St Andrews

Explicit and Implicit Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
     Daniel Schacter: Harvard University
	
	
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WORKSHOPS
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June 13th:

9am - 12pm

Modeling techniques for measuring conscious and unconscious memory.
     Charles J. Brainerd

Phenomenology of non-sensory experience.
     Bruce Mangan

The consciousness puzzle: Towards a general theory of the neural
correlates of conscious and unconscious processes.
     James Newman

2.30pm - 5.30pm

Functional brain imaging using EEG and MEG (squid).
     Irina Gorodnitsky

Centrifugal projection and the 'creative loop'.
     Eric Harth

Techniques for Neurophenomenology:
Connectionist approaches to phenomenology and functional brain imagery.
     Dan Lloyd

Functional visual neuroscience.	
     William Webster


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FURTHER INFORMATION
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Forms for submitting papers and posters, registering at the conference,
and application for membership in the society are all available from the
ASSC website <http://www.phil.vt.edu/ASSC/>. Please check this site for
updates to program information and general information about the
society's activities. In addition you can find out more about two ASSC
journals by checking out the following websites:

Consciousness & Cognition: http://www.idealibrary.com/ 
                           http://www.europe.idealibrary.com/

PSYCHE: http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/

If you have trouble accessing the site or require further assistance
please free to contact any of the conference organisers:

   William Banks <wbanks at pomona.edu> 
   Thomas Metzinger <t.metzinger at rz.uni-sb.de>
   Patrick Wilken <patrickw at cs.monash.edu.au>



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