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Following the success of PPNB 2005 in Oxford, the CONTACT project is hosting PPNB 2007 in Bristol and PPNB 2008 in Edinburgh. We aim to bring together young researchers interested in mind-world relations, to address philosophical issues raised by empirical work in psychology, neuroscience, biology, and other life sciences. Relevant topics include: consciousness, perception, emotion, […]

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Posted January 21, 2007 by thomasr

 
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bristol.jpgFollowing the success of PPNB 2005 in Oxford, the CONTACT project is hosting PPNB 2007 in Bristol and PPNB 2008 in Edinburgh.

We aim to bring together young researchers interested in mind-world relations, to address philosophical issues raised by empirical work in psychology, neuroscience, biology, and other life sciences. Relevant topics include: consciousness, perception, emotion, covert processing and related dissociations, ecological or embodied approaches to the mind, representation in neural networks, social cognition, motor control and voluntary action, simulation theory, evolutionary psychology, issues of group selection, the relation of thought to language, mental disorders, the evolution of language, animal minds, modularity, rationality, cognitive and biological issues concerning complexity or emergence, dynamic versus computational views of cognition, and so on.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Conference: PPNB 2007 Philosophy of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology

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Saturday 24 March 2007, 9:30 am —7:15 pm

Venue: The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, University of Bristol (*www.goldneyhall.com)***

Sponsors:

CONTACT Bristol, a project on consciousness in interaction with natural and social environments, funded by an AHRC grant to Prof. Susan Hurley under the ESF CNCC initiative *(**http://www.media.unisi.it/cirg/contact)** *

McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford

Senior guest speakers:

Dan Sperber, Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris

*Title: TBA*

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

*Provisional title: The social brain, autism, and the mirror system*.

The remaining papers will be by graduate students and post-doctoral researchers (doctoral work completed no earlier than 2002) in philosophy and in the relevant sciences. See information about submission below.

Submission deadline: 9 February 2007

Background and Rationale:

Following the success of PPNB 2005 in Oxford, the CONTACT project is hosting PPNB 2007 in Bristol and PPNB 2008 in Edinburgh.

We aim to bring together young researchers interested in mind-world relations, to address philosophical issues raised by empirical work in psychology, neuroscience, biology, and other life sciences. Relevant topics include: consciousness, perception, emotion, covert processing and related dissociations, ecological or embodied approaches to the mind, representation in neural networks, social cognition, motor control and voluntary action, simulation theory, evolutionary psychology, issues of group selection, the relation of thought to language, mental disorders, the evolution of language, animal minds, modularity, rationality, cognitive and biological issues concerning complexity or emergence, dynamic versus computational views of cognition, and so on.

We welcome participation and paper submissions by both philosophers and scientists; papers should be of a character suitable for interdisciplinary discussion. Numbers will be limited to 60 to facilitate discussion. Priority for places will be given to research students and those who completed doctoral work no earlier than 2002.

Lunch, coffee/tea, and a glass of wine afterward will be provided for all participants.

There is a registration fee of £20; payment by cheque will be requested prior to the conference.

Please note: Those attending the conference will be expected to make their own arrangements for dinner and accommodation as needed.

Form for registration and submission of papers

Please complete this form (.doc file) in order to register for the conference without giving a talk, or if you wish to submit a paper.

Talks should be 30 minutes. To submit a paper, please email the form below with a précis of your talk of about 1000 words.

Your name:

Your email address:

Your primary research topics:

Degree you are currently registered for:

Department:

University:

If not currently registered for a degree, your highest obtained degree:

Department:

University:

Year degree obtained:

Your current appointment:

Department:

University:

Your telephone number:

Your postal address:

Do you wish to submit a paper?

Or to register for the conference without submitting a paper?

[We will not be able to inform people whether they have a non-speaker place at the conference until the date for submission acceptances, 23 February, since only then will we know how many places are available for non-speakers. Please ensure that if you are given a place at the conference and cannot attend that you inform us as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone else.]

If you submit a paper and it is not accepted as a talk, would you like to register to attend the conference in any case without giving a talk?

Title of your submission/talk:

Which disciplines does it draw on primarily, or to which is it most relevant?

Will you need Powerpoint?

Will you need an overhead projector?

(Please use one of these rather than a slide projector.)

Please supply a 1000 word précis of your 30 minute talk. Please state your main claim and provide a clear outline of your overall argument. Significantly shorter or longer submissions may be disadvantaged.

Please send this completed form and all enquiries to this email.

For the attention of Zoe Drayson, PPNB 2007 Conference Organizer

(NB: This email address is live from 23 January 2007; please do not use the reply function instead.)

Submissions and registrations accepted from: 23 January 2007

Submission deadline: 9 February 2007

Acceptances by: 23 February 2007

Registrations and submissions will be acknowledged; if you do not receive an acknowledgement please let us know as your first message may have gone astray.


thomasr

 


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  1.  

    This sounds like a fantastic conference, I wish I would be attending. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions about sponsoring an event in Los Angeles or in the Western United States please contact me. Thank you.





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