Intl School on Consciousness

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO PER GLI STUDI FILOSOFICI

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOCYBERNETICS
"NEURONAL BASES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS"
Isle of Ischia (Naples), Italy
October 13-18, 1997
OPENING CEREMONY AND INTRODUCTORY LECTURE:
Naples, morning of October 13, 1997
ADVISORY BOARD:
Bisiach (I), Desimone (USA), Gray (UK), Hameroff (USA), Rakover (IL),
Revonsuo (FIN), Rose (UK)
TOPICS:
[1]	Neuronal Bases of Consciousness
[2]	Perceptive, Cognitive, Volitive and Emotional Aspects of Consciousness
[3]	Consciousness and Theories of Mind

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SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Cloe Taddei-Ferretti
Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR

CO-DIRECTOR
Carlo Musio
Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR

Mailing Address
Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR
Via Toiano, 6
I-80072 Arco Felice (Napoli), Italy
Tel: +39-81-8534113/131
Fax: +39-81-5267654
e-mail: neuros at mail.irtemp.na.cnr.it

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Antonio Cotugno
Silvia Santillo
Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR

ADMINISTRATIVE ADVISOR
Nunzia Aprile
Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF
Istituto di Cibernetica, Italian National Research Council (CNR)
National Committee for the Physics, Italian National Research Council (CNR)
National Group of Cybernetics and Biophysics, Italian National Research
Council (CNR)
Promosud, Napoli, Italy

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INVITED LECTURERS AMONG OTHERS
Session I - Neuronal Bases of Consciousness
Harth (USA) 1. Neuronal mechanisms of cognition
Tassinari (I) 1. Parallel pathways in the visual system: Selective effects
of pre-geniculate damage
Ventriglia (I) 1. Attention: Between memory and consciousness

Session II - Perceptive, Cognitive, Volitive and Emotional Aspects of
Consciousness
Alexandrov (Russia) 1. Psychophysiological regularities of the dynamics of
individual experience and 
"stream of consciousness"
	2. Comparative description of consciousness and emotion in the framework of
systemic 
understanding of behavioral continuum and individual development
Calabrese (D) 1. Nonconscious information processing by the brain: Lessons
from clinical 
neuropsychology
Davies (UK) 1. Phenomenal consciousness, access consciousness, and
information processing 
psychology
	2. Conscious thought
Gray (UK) 1. A possible neuropsychology for aberrations of conscious
experience in schizophrenia
Hameroff (USA) 1. Approaces to the scientific study of consciousness: An
overview
Radil (CZK) 1. Conscious and unconscious perceptual-cognitive phenomena
Rakover (IL) 1. A coherent account of human behavior: The
multiexplanation-model theory
Rose (UK) 1. Can there be a biology of memory
Tassinari (I) 2. Attentional and semantic processing in the split-brain
Velmans (UK) 1. Perception, attention, and consciousness
Wolfe (USA) 1. Guiding visual attention
	2. Inattentional amnesia. A theory of post-attentive vision

Session III - Consciousness and Theories of Mind
Erdi (Hungary) 1. Neural and mental development: Selectionism,
constructivism and hermeneutics
	2. Computational approach to the functional organization of the hippocampus
Gray (UK) 2. The hard question of consciousness: Information processing vs
hard wiring
Hameroff (USA) 2. The Penrose-Hameroff "orchestrated objective reduction"
(Orch OR) model of 
consciousness
Harth (USA) 2. Selfreference, consciousness, and language
Rakover (IL) 2. Simulating John Searle in the Chinese room
Rose (UK) 2. What's wrong with reductionist explanations of human behaviour
Velmans (UK) 2. Understanding consciousness: Beyond dualism and reductionism
Trautteur (I) 1. Loops in consciousness: A computational approach
 
 
AIM OF THE SCHOOL
The School is foreseen as training for young 
researchers while bringing up to date the 
experienced ones, by means of both lectures 
and discussions.
SCHOOL FEE
The fee for the School is Lit (Italian Lire) 
850,000.
The fee includes full board and lodging in 
Ischia (arranged by the School Organization) 
from the dinner of Monday 13 to the lunch of 
Saturday 18 October, the lunch of Monday in 
Naples after the Introductory lecture, the coffee 
breaks, a social dinner, a touristic excursion, 
the programme, the abstract booklet, and the 
proceedings' volume.
The fee must be payed by bank transfer to: 
"Consciousness", account no. 8059003, Banca 
Commerciale Italiana, Filiale Fuorigrotta, 
SWIFT BCIT IT MM 514, ABI 2002, CAB 
3412, Piazza San Vitale 13, Napoli, Italy.
GRANTS
A limited support can be granted at the end of 
the School to few deserving students who need 
financial help.
Those wishing to apply for a grant should 
submit a request to the School Directors, 
together with the Registration Form, and with a 
letter of the Head of the Department of 
affiliation confirming the impossibility to 
provide a total support.
LODGING
The School is residential; both the invited 
lecturers and the other participants are grouped 
in the same location (a few minutes walk 
distance from the sea), in order to promote 
discussions also after the lecture time.
The single rooms will be reserved for the early 
registrations.
The instructions to reach the hotel will be sent 
to regularly registered participants.
Full board and lodging for extra days and/or for 
accompanying person(s) at the site of the 
School is Lit 105,000 per day and per person.
For those wishing to stay some more days, one 
can add that the isle of Ischia is close to Naples, 
Capri, Sorrento, Vesuvio, Pompei, Paestum, 
Cuma.
ABSTRACT AND PAPER
Participants may offer an oral presentation (5-
15 min) of the results of their own current 
researches. Applicants should submit to the 
Directors of the School a one A4 page abstract, 
in order to be included among the lecturers' 
abstracts, which will be distributed at the 
School. They should submit also a short paper 
(max four A4 pages, prepared according to the 
instructions that will be sent to the applicants), 
in order to be published by World Scientific in 
the proceedings' volume with the lecturers' 
papers. The paper will be placed under the 
judgment of the Advisory Board, which 
reserves the right to reject papers not suitable 
for publication.
DEADLINES
	Registration: July 11, 1997.
	Accommodation: July 11, 1997.
	Abstract submission: July 11, 1997.
	Paper submission: July 25, 1997.


A copy of the Bank Receipt of the Fee 
Payment, as well as the Registration and 
Accommodation Forms must be returned 
within July 11, 1997, to:
	Antonio Cotugno or Silvia Santillo
	Local Organizing Committee
	Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR
	Via Toiano 6
	I-80072 Arco Felice (Napoli), Italy
	Tel.: ++39-81-8534113/8534131
	Fax: ++39-81-5267654
	E-mail: 
neuros at mail.irtemp.na.cnr.it
 
ISTITUTO ITALIANO PER GLI STUDI FILOSOFICI
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOCYBERNETICS
"NEURONAL BASES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS"

October 13-18, 1997



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