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The tenth annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 23rd to June 26th, 2006 in Oxford. The meeting will be notable not only for being the tenth anniversary ASSC meeting, but will also take place in the very pleasant surroundings of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Accommodation […]

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Posted September 1, 2005 by thomasr

 
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The tenth annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 23rd to June 26th, 2006 in Oxford. The meeting will be notable not only for being the tenth anniversary ASSC meeting, but will also take place in the very pleasant surroundings of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Accommodation in college will be available and the meeting promises to be both intellectually stimulating and very enjoyable!

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

10TH ANNUAL MEETING

St. Anne’s College, Oxford

June 23 – June 26, 2006


The tenth annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 23rd to June 26th, 2006 in Oxford. The meeting will be notable not only for being the tenth anniversary ASSC meeting, but will also take place in the very pleasant surroundings of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Accommodation in college will be available and the meeting promises to be both intellectually stimulating and very enjoyable!

This is a call for symposia and the first call for tutorial proposals. The call for submissions and registration will be circulated at a later date.

ASSC10 is intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. The overall goal of the conference is to promote the scientific study of consciousness in all of its forms. Following last year’s successful symposia, ASSC members (or non-members who are planning to join ASSC) are again invited to submit proposals for symposia relevant to the overall goal of the conference. Non-members can also submit proposals for tutorials. Symposia will address current empirical and theoretical issues in the study of consciousness, from the perspectives of philosophy, neuroscience, clinical medicine, psychology, and computer science.

For latest updates, please check the conference website

The web site will be continually evolving, so please visit often for updated information.


CALL FOR SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY

15TH OCTOBER 2005


The Program committee invites proposals from ASSC members for symposia on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Non-members are also encouraged to propose symposia but the proposer will be required to join ASSC if the proposal is accepted (see here for membership details; USD30 per annum for full members).

Symposia will typically have three speakers (plus Chair if not speaking). Only the proposer need be an ASSC member. Each symposium is 2 hours long, and the Chair is limited to 15 minutes at the beginning to introduce the topic. The Chair will be expected to coordinate any questions and lead discussion after each talk. Symposium/talks should be spread over topics in consciousness studies, paying close attention to areas that may have been overlooked last year or in previous years (see here for previous programs). ASSC has a strong preference for symposia proposals to focus on specific questions rather than a set of loosely related talks. Accepted symposia will be subject to limited compensation for travel expenses (in discussion with the organizers) and registration fees will be waived. Participants will be expected to cover their own accommodation costs.

Since ASSC aims to cover general issues of interest to consciousness research in both breadth and depth, proposals may include multiple theoretical perspectives and/or multiple methodologies. The Program Committee may recommend changes in speakers to achieve program balance.

Send the proposal along with the following to Geraint Rees as soon as possible but no later than 15th October 2005.

The submission should include:

1. Chair’s address with affiliation, email and phone number.

2. Draft of the proposed symposium program with title.

3. Summary of symposium (150 words) for use in printed material.

4. List of speakers, affiliations, email and mailing addresses (Chairs should have prior agreement from speakers).

5. Time allotted for each talk. Include time for discussion and questions.

6. Summary or abstract of each individual talk (150 words).

7. Audio/Visual requirements for each talk.


CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

TUTORIAL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY

31ST JANUARY 2006


As in previous years, this notice is also intended as a first call for tutorial presenters. One of the aims of this meeting is to allow researchers to gain a background in areas that they may know little about. Towards that end a number of tutorials are planned. Some participants in the conference would be very interested in learning about technical matters such as fMRI or other important brain imaging techniques. Others might enjoy a seminar on a philosophical topic, or a tutorial on relevant matters in cognitive psychology or linguistics.

Tutorial presenters are expected not to present just only their own material, but to give a broader tutorial overview and encourage discussion and debate. A non-exclusive list of possible topics might include:

– Brain imaging techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG, MEG, ERP)

– Blindsight, neglect, or other neuropsychological syndromes

– Computational & other theoretical models of conscious processes

– Conscious and unconscious processing

– Neural basis of attention and consciousness

– Current models of the visual system

– Consciousness and metacognition

– Criteria for the ascription of consciousness

– Philosophical issues concerning consciousness and representation

– Phenomenological methods for investigating consciousness

Tutorials will be held in parallel sessions on the morning and afternoon of June 23rd 2006. Each tutorial is intended to last approximately three hours. The sizes of tutorials will vary between a minimum of 10 to a maximum of around 25 attendees. Tutorial presenters will receive an honorarium of $500 and their registration fee for the conference will be waived. The cost of attending tutorials for participants will be $50.

Tutorials that do not achieve the minimum enrollment may not be offered.

Send the tutorial proposal along with the following to Patrick Wilken as soon as possible but no later than 31st January 2006.

1. Tutorial presenters address with affiliation, email and phone number.

2. Draft timetable for the proposed tutorial with title.

3. Summary or abstract of the tutorial, limit 250 words.

4. Audio/Visual requirements.


REGISTRATION & CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


The call for submissions (talks or poster presentations) will be sent out at a later date, together with details of registration. As in previous years, discounted registration will be available to ASSC members, who will also enjoy a range of book discounts and other member benefits. The registration discount will be greater than the cost of membership, so prospective members are encouraged to join ASSC now! To find out more about the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and to apply for membership, please visit our website.


ASSC10 Scientific Program Committee: Tim Bayne,

Axel Cleeremans, Stan Dehaene, Andreas Engel, Alva Noe,

Geraint Rees (chair), Edmund Rolls, Larry Weiskrantz,

and Patrick Wilken


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