[Comp-neuro] ASSC16 call for abstracts: deadline extension FEB 29th 2012

Anil Seth A.K.Seth at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Feb 14 10:13:11 CET 2012

Due to multiple requests the deadline for submission of abstracts to ASSC16 has been extended to FEB 29TH 2012.  There will be no further extensions.  Please see the full call-for-abstracts below. 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.  (Please note that ASSC16 does not clash with London olympics!)

ASSC16 will be organized by the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex (www.sussex.ac.uk/sackler<http://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/).  Provisional registration fees are now shown at
http://www.theassc.org/assc16_registration.  Conference registration will open on March 1st 2012.

ASSC16 abstracts: General submission for abstracts for ASSC16 is now open. The final deadline for abstract submission is 29 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 http://www.theassc.org/assc16_abstract_submission.

Oral and poster presentations will complement the exciting plenary programme below:

Keynote speakers:
Victor Lamme (University of Amsterdam, President)
Josef Perner (University of Salzburg)
Geriant Rees (University College London)
Tania Singer (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
Tim Bayne (University of Oxford)
Christof Koch (Caltech, Special Lecture)

Plenary symposia:
1. Consciousness fading: key mechanisms of anaesthesia-induced loss-of-consciousness
Andreas Engel (Chair), Gernott 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, Gabriela Bottini

1. Heather Berlin, Nicholas Medford: The phenomenology, neurobiology, and neurocognitive basis of depersonalization
2. Sue Blackmore: Meditation and consciousness: Two ways meditation can contribute to consciousness science
3. Olaf Blanke, Thomas Metzinger: Towards a comprehensive theory of subjectivity and selfhood: Philosophy, cognitive science, neurology, and neuroimaging
4. Axel Cleeremans, Morten Overgaard, Bert Timmermans, Ryan Scott: Behavioural methods to assess awareness
5. Gustav Kuhn, Ronald Rensink: The science of magic: Turning magic into science!
6. James Laban, Harutomo Hasegawa, Keyoumars Ashkan: Neurosurgery and its role in studying consciousness
7. Devin Terhune: A primer on experimental hypnosis research
8. Jamie Ward: Sensory substitution

Please direct any enquiries about ASSC16 to D.Schwartzman-at-sussex.ac.uk<http://D.Schwartzman-at-sussex.ac.uk/>.

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Brighton in July!

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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