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Toward a Science of Consciousness 2004

Center for Consciousness Studies center at u.arizona.edu
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             CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND CALL FOR REGISTRATION

                TOWARD A SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS 2004

                         April 7-11, 2004
                     Tucson Convention Center
                          Tucson, Arizona

              http://consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2004/

            Extended submission deadline: NOVEMBER 20, 2003

The sixth "Toward a Science of Consciousness" conference will be held
at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona, on April 7-11,
2004.  This conference will mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark
Tucson consciousness conference in 1994.

You may register for the conference and submit abstracts online
(deadline: November 20, 2003) at:

  http://consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2004/
                 
PLENARY PROGRAM

Plenary speakers will include Ned Block, Daniel Dennett, Martha Farah,
Jeffrey Gray, Joshua Greene, Terry Horgan, Christof Koch, Victor
Lamme, David Leopold, Janet Metcalfe, Alva Noe, Roger Penrose, Steven
Pinker, Thomas Ray, Ronald Rensink, Wendy Shields, Alexander Shulgin,
Zoltan Torey, Franz Vollenweider, Daniel Wegner, and others.

Plenary sessions will include:

  Is the Conscious Will an Illusion?
  Is there Awareness outside Attention?
  How do Hallucinogens Affect Consciousness?
  Neural Plasticity and Synesthesia
  Pathways of Visual Consciousness
  Ethics and the Brain
  Is there Metacognition in Animals?

and others.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Submissions are invited from researchers in philosophy, neuroscience,
psychology, cognitive science, physics, phenomenology, anthropology,
and other disciplines engaged in the study of consciousness.

Accepted submissions will be presented in concurrent oral sessions
(20-minute talks plus a 5-minute discussion period) or in poster
sessions (3 hours).  

Submissions must include an abstract of up to 500 words.  Abstracts
should be submitted online at:

  http://consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2004/

The extended submission deadline is NOVEMBER 20, 2003.

SCHEDULE

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday April 6 and on the
morning of Wednesday April 7.  The main program will start at 2pm on
Wednesday April 7 and will run through 4:30pm on Sunday April 11.

WORKSHOPS

Pre-conference workshops include

Baars/McGovern:  What science has learned about consciousness and the brain
Susan Blackmore:  Teaching consciousness
Uriah Kriegel:  Philosophical theories of consciousness
Stephen LaBerge:  Lucid dreaming
Stuart Hameroff:  Quantum approaches to consciousness
Christof Koch:  Consciousness and the mammalian visual system
McGovern/Baars/Krippner:  Science of extra-ordinary states of consciousness
Ronald Rensink:  Attention, consciousness, and visual perception
Charles Tart:  Observing the mind (parts 1 and 2)
Evan Thompson:  Neurophenomenology

CONFERENCE EVENTS

As in previous years, there will be a conference banquet outdoors at
the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, on the evening of Friday April 9.
There will also be a poetry slam (April 10), and an end-of-conference
party (April 11), among other events.  Field trips (to the San Xavier
Mission, to Sabino Canyon, and to the Tubac Artist Colony) are
available on the morning of Wednesday April 7 and the afternoon of
Friday April 9, for conference participants and their guests.

AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER

There will be a $250 award for the best student paper.  To be
eligible, you must be a a full-time student and be sole author of your
paper.  Full papers should be submitted to center at email.arizona.edu by
March 1, 2004 (abstracts must be submitted by the usual deadline).

AWARD FOR BEST POSTER PRESENTATION

Presentations delivered as posters will be eligible for an award of
$250.00.  Posters will be judged on the basis of their content and
visual quality.  The award will be made to the presenting author.

REGISTRATION FEES

The deadline for early registration is February 1, 2004.  Note that
registration fees have been significantly lowered from previous years.

  Early registration: $180
  Standard Registration: $230

Full-time students and post-docs:

  Early registration (student rate): $80
  Standard registration (student rate): $130.

You may register online at
 
  http://consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2004/

E-mail inquiries should be directed to: center at email.arizona.edu.

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Toward a Science of Consciousness 2004 Program Committee:
David Chalmers, Anthony Freeman, Stuart Hameroff, Terry Horgan,
Alfred Kaszniak, Christof Koch, Marilyn Schlitz.
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