[Comp-neuro] ASSC16, Brighton, Call for Abstracts

Anil Seth a.k.seth at sussex.ac.uk
Mon Dec 19 13:45:38 CET 2011

Apologies for cross-posting:*

BRIGHTON, UK, JULY 02-06 2012


*ASSC16 *is the *16th annual meeting of the Association for the 
Scientific Study of Consciousness*.  It will take place in *Brighton, 
UK*, from *July 02-06, 2012*. The 4 day meeting (plus 1 day of tutorial 
sessions) brings together leading researchers in neuroscience, 
psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, psychiatry, neurology,  and 
computer science in a forum dedicated to showcasing and advancing 
rigorous scientific approaches to understanding the nature, function, 
and underlying mechanisms of conscious experience. Attendees are drawn 
from researchers, clinicians, students at all levels, as well as the 
interested media and public.

*ASSC16 *will be organized by the *Sackler Centre for Consciousness 
Science* at the University of Sussex (www.sussex.ac.uk/sackler).  
Brighton, affectionately known as 'London by the sea' is a popular 
international conference destination.  It is only 49 minutes by train 
from central London and just 30 minutes from Gatwick International 
Airport (LGW; there are also easy transport links from Heathrow).  
Brighton is a small city with conference facilities, hotels, 
restaurants, pubs, transport links, and the beach all within easy 
walking distance. ASSC16 is will be held in the superb Dome and Corn 
Exchange theatre complex, in the heart of Brighton's artistic & cultural 
quarter (http://www.brightondome.org/).

*ASSC16 abstracts*: General submission for abstracts for ASSC16 is now 
open. The deadline for abstract submission is *15 February 2012*.  All 
abstracts will be carefully considered by the ASSC16 scientific 
committee; accepted abstracts will be allocated either a poster 
presentation, or an oral presentation slot in one of the concurrent 
sessions. Any person may present just one submission but may be a 
co-author on more than one.  For more details, please see 

*ASSC16 keynote speakers*: Victor Lamme (University of Amsterdam), Tim 
Bayne (University of Oxford), Tania Singer (Max Planck, Leipzig), 
Geraint Rees (University College London), and Josef Perner (University 
of Salzburg).  We are also delighted to announce a special lecture from 
Christof Koch (Caltech).

*ASSC16 plenary symposia*: (1) Consciousness fading: key mechanisms of 
anesthesia-induced loss-of-consciousness.  Andreas Engel (Chair), Gernot 
Supp, Melanie Boly, Emery Brown. (2) Bringing the in-depth body to the 
surface: Interoception, awareness, and prediction:  Manos Tsakiris 
(Chair), Hugo Critchley, Jim Hopkins (3) Perceptual consciousness and 
cognitive access. Ned Block (Chair), Ilja Sligte, Jerome Sackur, James 
Stazicker. (4) Balancing the self: Vestibular contributions to 
self-consciousness: Christophe Lopez (Chair), Bigna Lenggenhager, 
Gabriella Bottini

Conference registration will open after the abstract submission 
deadline. On behalf of the local organizing committee, we look forward 
to welcoming you to Brighton in 2012!

Anil Seth (programme chair)
Zoltan Dienes (scientific committee chair)

Dr. Anil Seth
Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
Dept of Informatics, University of Sussex

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