[Comp-neuro] ASSC16: call for registration

Anil Seth a.k.seth at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Jun 1 19:39:15 CEST 2012

Call for registration:

BRIGHTON, UK, JULY 02-06 2012
Twitter: #ASSC16

ASSC16 is now only one month away! Register now to ensure you get your 
choices of events: www.theassc.org/assc16_registration 

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.

A one-day satellite symposium on 'Neuropsychiatry and Consciousness: 
Bringing Consciousness Science to the Clinic' will take place on *July 
7th*, at the Sussex University campus (see 
www.theassc.org/conferences_assc16).  This event requires separate 

ASSC16 is part what will be a true citywide celebration of consciousness 
science.  The headline event will be a free-entry one-day public-event 
on consciousness science, on *June 30th*, featuring a wide range of 
interactive exhibits: http://www.consciousnessexpo.co.uk 
Other informal events engaging both academics and the general public 
will take place throughout the week at various locations in Brighton.

ASSC16**is 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 will be held in the superb Dome and Corn 
Exchange theatre complex, in the heart of Brighton's artistic & cultural 
quarter (www.brightondome.org/).   Accommodation and travel details can 
be found on the the main conference webpages 
Oral and poster presentations, drawn from over 400 high-quality 
submissions, will complement the exciting plenary programme below.  (A 
full programme is now available online at 

*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 
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 
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, Thomas Wright: /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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