ASSC9 Program Schedule
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TUESDAY JUNE 21 - THURSDAY JUNE 23
Immediately preceding the ASSC9 meeting is Neurophilosophy: The State of the Art.
FRIDAY JUNE 24
8:30-16:30 Registration desk in the lobby of the Ramo Auditorium (1st floor of Baxter).9.30-12.30 Morning Tutorials
- Ralph Adolphs: Emotion, feeling and the brain.
- Alex Maier and Melanie Wilke: Investigating neuronal correlates of conscious visual perception.
- Thomas Metzinger and Stephan Schleim: Emerging ethical issues in consciousness research: From neuroethics to consciousness ethics.
14:00-17:00 Afternoon Tutorials
- Bruno Breitmeyer and Vince di Lollo: Psychophysical methods for rendering stimuli invisible.
- C. Richard Chapman: The feeling of hurt: A brain-body perspective on pain.
- Robert Kentridge: Color and consciousness.
- Walter Freeman: Temporal and spatial analysis of electroencephalographic signals.
17:45-18:45 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
- Stanislas Dehaene: Timing conscious access.
19:30 OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY JUNE 25
8:30-16:30 Registration desk in the lobby of the Ramo Auditorium (1st floor of Baxter).9:00-12:30 Plenary Symposium 1: 2004 TOM SLICK RESEARCH AWARD IN CONSCIOUSNESS
- Susan Greenfield: The neuroscience of consciousness.
- Christof Koch: Tracking the hemodynamic footsteps of awareness in visual cortex.
- Fred Gage: Experience-dependent modification of dentate gyrus through adult neurogensis.
- Allan Hobson: The brain basis of differences between the waking and dreaming states of consciousness.
- Steven Laureys: Wakefulness without awareness: Lessons from Terri Schiavo and other victims of the vegetative state.
14:00-16:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 1
CS 1.1: NCC 1
- Giedrius Buracas: Awareness as validation of prediction.
- Toby Collins: An in vitro model for consciousness?
- Lucia Melloni: Phase synchronization but not gamma oscillations correlates with conscious perception.
- Kristy Sundberg: Neural mechanisms underlying a motion-dependent distortion of retinotopy in Area V4.
- Eric Schwitzgebel: Experience without attention?
- Colin Klein: An imperative theory of pain.
- Josh Weisberg: A limited defense of the ability hypothesis.
- Brian Glenney: Consciousness and intersensory communication.
- Jonathan Smallwood: Reaction time and meta-awareness: Your hands reveal what your mind doesn't know.
- Arnaud Delorme: Neural dynamics of thoughtful vs. thoughtless responses.
- Michael Snodgrass: On the fate of negative emotional stimuli: Levels of (un)consciousness mediate vigilance vs. defense.
- Ahmad Sohrabi: An fMRI study of conscious and unconscious priming in a line length comparison task: The role of conscious conflict monitoring and illusion.
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE
- Derek Denton: Primal emotion, instinct and the dawning of consciousness.
20:00 STUDENT SOCIAL
SUNDAY JUNE 26
8:30-16:30 Registration desk in the lobby of the Ramo Auditorium (1st floor of Baxter).9:00-12:30 Plenary Symposium 2: VISUAL AFTEREFFECTS AND THE NEURAL CORRELATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
- Randolph Blake: Visual aftereffects and the neural correlates of consciousness.
- Geoffrey Boynton: Perceptual deterioration.
- David Leopold: Visual aftereffects to simple and complex shapes.
- Shinsuke Shimojo: Visibility, gaze specificity, and crossmodal synchrony assessed by aftereffect.
14:00-16:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 2
CS 2.1: ATTENTION
- Ran Carmi: Attention deployment in intermittently predictable environments - from amnesia to memory and back.
- Nao Tsuchiya: Awareness and Attention are different: Study of Aftereffects produced by invisible stimulus.
- Mark Stokes: Controlling the contents of visual consciousness: mechanisms of competition and selection revealed by Ôvirtual lesions' of human parietal cortex.
- Laurent Itti: Visual salience facilitates entry into conscious scene representation.
- Tim Bayne: Consciousness and attention in the split-brain.
- Roblin Meeks: You are not here: locating the self in the brain.
- Uriah Kriegel: No consciousness without self-consciousness: The empirical argument.
- Henrik Ehrsson: Activity in the premotor cortex reflects the feeling of ownership of a limb.
- Gerrit Maus: Transient signals mask extrapolated position information of moving objects.
- David Eagleman: Illusory reversals in the timing of actions and sensations: When can effect precede cause, and why?
- Ryota Kanai: Visual motion dilates the time.
- Rufin VanRullen: The temporal structure of visual perception: Insights from an illusion of reversed motion.
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE
- Jean-Pierre Changeux: Do mice have consciousness?
17:30-19:30 Plenary Symposium 3: PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOPHYSICS AND NEUROSCIENCE OF SPACE AND TIME
- Stanley Klein: Philosophy, physics and psychology in Libet's subjective time experiments.
- David Burr and Concetta Morrone: Saccades cause relativistic misperception of time as well as space.
- Romi Nijhawan: Motor space, visual space and the flash-lag effect.
20:30 CONFERENCE DINNER
MONDAY JUNE 27
8:30-16:30 Registration desk in the lobby of the Ramo Auditorium (1st floor of Baxter).9:00-10:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE
- Giulio Tononi: An information integration theory of consciousness.
10:30-12:30 Plenary Symposium 4: HYPNOSIS AND THE DIVISION OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITIVE CONTROL
- Graham Jamieson: Hypnotic paradoxes of consciousness and control.
- Richard Brown: Two levels of attention and awareness in the generation of hypnotic phenomena.
- Zoltan Dienes: Cold control theory of hypnosis.
14:00-16:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 3
CS 3.1: CAPACITY LIMITS AND ATTENTION
- Andreas Engel: Neural correlates of conscious perception in the attentional blink.
- Nelson Cowan: What is the capacity limit of consciousness awareness?
- Connie Hofstoetter: Temporal aspects of change blindness and detection: Stimulus- and response-locked EEG components of perceived and non-perceived changes.
- Cedric Laloyaux: Change blindness and implicit change detection: New evidence.
- Andrew Brook: The representational basis of consciousness.
- Marius Dumitru: The quale of a thought.
- David Pitt: Meaning psychologism.
- Brian Felsen: The conscious room.
- Simone Wehling: Alteration of visual perception by direct influence from auditory cortex to visual cortex.
- Joel Pearson: Suppressed patterns alter vision during binocular rivalry
- Olivia Carter: The brainstem and binocular rivalry: The role of serotonin in arousing perceptual switching.
- Axel Kohler: Neural correlates of a motion illusion in primary visual cortex.
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17.30 KEYNOTE LECTURE:
- John Searle: Dualism reconsidered.
18:30 ASSC9 AFTER DRINKS
TUESDAY JUNE 28
Satellite Meeting: PROBLEMS OF SPACE AND TIME IN PERCEPTION AND ACTION
08:55-09:00 Introduction (Posters should be up by that time).
09:00-12:00 MORNING ORAL SESSION
- John Schlag: What time is it?
- Bruce Bridgeman: Space constancy: The gradual dissolution of perceptual compensation
- Stuart Anstis: Illusions of time, space and motion: Flash-lag meets chopsticks
- Bernard Baars: Parietal spatial cells have a contextual relationship to conscious visual features, objects and events
- Alan Johnston: Spatially localized distortions of perceived duration
- Laurence Harris: A three-stage mechanism for simultaneity constancy
- Marcus Baldo: A unifying perspective for the flash-lag effect
14:30-18:00 AFTERNOON ORAL SESSION
- Christof Koch: Attention-driven discrete sampling of motion perception
- Alva Noe: A puzzle about time and perception
- Romi Nijhawan: Flash-lag anisotropy for visual, motor and tactile movement
- Dirk Jancke: Correlates of motion illusion in early visual cortex: voltage-sensitive dye imaging of cortical space in real-time
- Igor Aleksander: Necker flips in time as an indication of the mechanisms of visual consciousness
- Kielan Yarrow: Antedating of saccade targets
- Jamshid Ghajar: The attentional time frame of "now"
- Richard Andersen: Cognitive Neural Prosthetics
Participants who register for ASSC9 will NOT have to re-register or pay for the satellite meeting. If you have any questions about the satellite meeting contact Romi Nijhawan.