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.

*NEW* The ASSC are delighted to announce a partneship with Neuroscience of Consciousness, a new open access journal published by Oxford University Press. The journal will be open for submission in January 2015. For more information please click here.


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Local organising committee: Sid Kouider (Chair), Elisabeth Pacherie, Catherine Tallon-Baudry

Scientific program committee: Tristan Beckenstein, Olivia Carter, Stanislas Deheane, Steve Fleming, Po-Jang Hsieh, Jakob Howhy, Sid Kouider, Agnes Melinda-Kovacs, Lucia Meloni, Elisabeth Pacherie, Susanna Siegel, Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Frederique de Vignemont

Date: July 7th- 10th, 2015

Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères - Saints Germain-des Près area - 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris. Read more 



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Keynote Speakers: 

  • MAHZARIN BANAJI  (Harvard University)
  • TYLER BURGE  (University of California in Los Angeles) 
  • MARISA CARRASCO  (New-York University)  
  • CHRIS FRITH  (University College London) 
  • GIANDOMENICO IANNETTI  (University College London)


Symposium Presenters:

  • TIM BAYNE(University of Manchester)
  • HAL BLUMENFELD (Yale University)
  • ROBIN CARHART-HARRIS (Imperial College)
  • JOHAN ERIKSSON (Umea University)
  • STEFAN FRÄSSLE (Philipps University)
  • ALISON GOPNIK (University of California)  
  • JEAN-REMY KING (NeuroSpin CEA Saclay)
  • VICTOR LAMME (University of Amsterdam)
  • SEBASTIEN MARTI (NeuroSpin CEA Saclay)   
  • LISA MIRACCHI  (New York University)
  • ADRIAN OWEN (University of Western Ontario)
  • DAVID SOTO (Imperial College London)
  • SHARON THOMPSON-SCHILL (University of Pennsylvania)
  • NAOTSUGU TSUCHIYA (Monash University)
  • DAVID WHITNEY (University of California)
  • MELANIE WILKE (University Medicine Goettingen)


Tutorials Presenters:

  • OLAFE BLANKE (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) 
    & ANDREA SERINO (Center for Neuroprosthetics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • ZOLTAN DIENES (University of Sussex)
  • SARAH N GARFINKEL (University of Sussex)
  • URIAH KRIEGEL (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
  • HAKWAN LAU (UCLA Psychology Department)
  • JACOBO D. SITT (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle Epinière)
  • PÄR SUNDSTRÖM (Umea University)
  • DEVIN B. TERHUNE (Oxford University)


Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of July - ASSC satellite workshop
The Sensorimotor Theory of Consciousness: Developments and Open Questions.


       Tentative program (subject to change)