The ASSC is an academic society that promotes rigorous research directed toward understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of consciousness. The ASSC includes members working in the fields of cognitive science, medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, and other relevant disciplines in the sciences and humanities.
The ASSC web site has several main functions:
* co-ordination of annual conferences on the scientific study of consciousness
* promotion of other activities in the field of consciousness studies (smaller conferences, mailing lists, bibliographic resource, etc.)
* maintain the Psyche journal archive
* highlight recipients of the William James Prize