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ASSC3: Consciousness and Self: Neural, Cognitive, and Philosophical Issues

George Buckner synthesys at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 25 09:02:53 EST 1999


        ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
                  3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEME:
  CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF: NEURAL, COGNITIVE, AND PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES

                UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
           JUNE 4-7, 1999: LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA

The third annual conference of the Association for the Scientific Study 
of Consciousness will be held from June 4-7, 1999, at the University of 
Western Ontario in London, Ontario, on the theme of "Consciousness and 
Self".

Details about the conference, including the program and how to 
register, can be found at:

http://watermelon.psych.uwo.ca/~assccon3/


WORKSHOPS

Several pre-conference workshops will be offered on Friday June 4, the 
day before the main conference begins. Attendance at these workshops, 
which will cover a variety of topics relevant to the study of 
consciousness, will be limited to 25 people. Each workshop will last 
for three hours and will offer plenty of opportunity for discussion and
questions. The workshops are listed below. Further details can be 
obtained from the website:

http://watermelon.psych.uwo.ca/~assccon3/

It is possible to attend two workshops, one in the morning and one in 
the afternoon. The registration fee for attending one workshop is $75 
(CDN); for two, $150 (CDN). Note that a separate registration fee must 
be paid to attend the conference itself, which begins the day after the
workshops. See Registration on the main menu of our website for 
details.

http://watermelon.psych.uwo.ca/~assccon3/



FRIDAY JUNE 4th: MORNING SESSIONS (9am to 12pm)

Workshop 1: Schizophrenia and Consciousness. Chris Frith, Wellcome
        Department of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology,
        University College London

Workshop 2: Actions, Faces, Objects and Space: How to Build a
        Neurobiological Account of the Self. Vittorio Gallese, Istituto
        di Fisiologia Umana, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Workshop 3: The Phenomenological Study of Consciousness: A Survey
        with Special Emphasis on the Work of Edmund Husserl. Eduard
        Marbach, University of Bern, Switzerland

Workshop 4: Functional Magnetic Imaging of Perceptual Processes and
        Higher Cognitive Function. Ravi S. Menon, The John P. Robarts
        Research Institute, London, Canada

Workshop 5: Relationships between Conscious and Unconscious
        Processes: Different Theories and Relevant Evidence, Howard 
        Shevrin, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, 
        USA

Workshop 6: Emotion and Consciousness: Affective Neuroscience,
        Global Workspace, and the Self, D.F. Watt, Quincy Hospital, 
        Quincy, MA, USA


FRIDAY JUNE 4th: AFTERNOON SESSIONS (2pm to 5pm)

Workshop 7: Efference, Agency, and Phenomenal Unity of Consciousness. 
        Ralph D. Ellis, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA, 
        USA and Natika Newton, Nassau County College, Garden City, NY, 
        USA

Workshop 8: The Mammalian Visual System, Christof Koch, California
        Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Workshop 9: Binding and the Unity of Conscious Perception: Current
        Research and Thinking. James Newman, Colorado Neurological
        Institute, USA and Antti Revonsuo, University of Turku, 
        Finland

Workshop 10: Neurological disorders of consciousness. Nicholas Schiff,
        New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center, NY, USA

Workshop 11: Change Detection, Attention, and the Contents of
        Awareness. Dan Simons, Harvard University, USA and Ronald A.
        Rensink, Cambridge Basic Research, Nissan Research & 
        Development, Inc. Cambridge MA, USA

Workshop 12: The Neurochemical Basis of Consciousness and Sense of
        Self. John Smythies, University of California, San Diego, USA 


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George Buckner                       http://www.mindspring.com/~metacom
Network Consultant, Lockheed Martin  http://www.lmco.com
Associate Editor, PSYCHE             http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au
Network Coordinator, ASSC            http://www.phil.vt.edu/ASSC



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