ASSC 14 - Program (Titles and Author details only)

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                                                        ASSC14 Conference Schedule

                                                                Thursday, June 24th



MORNING TUTORIALS (9:00am – 12:00pm)  * You must register for tutorials*


TUTORIAL 1: Signal detection theory and distinguishing conscious vs. unconscious

Michael Snodgrass (University of Michigan, USA)

Hakwan Lau (Columbia University, USA

            Venue: Armoury Suite (2nd Floor)


TUTORIAL 2: Decoding visual and mental content from human brain activity

 Frank Tong (Vanderbilt University, USA)

            Venue: Lombard Suite (2nd Floor)


TUTORIAL 3: Neural Basis of Suppression, Repression and Dissociation

Heather Berlin (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA)

Michael C. Anderson (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK)

Venue: Elm Suite (2nd Floor)


TUTORIAL 4: What are mental representations, and does the mind need them?

Paula Droege (Penn State, USA)

Venue: St Lawrence Suite (3rd Floor)



                                                            -- Lunch Break --



AFTERNOON TUTORIALS (1:00pm – 4:00pm)  * You must register for tutorials*


TUTORIAL 5: Attention and Consciousness: Two Distinct Brain Processes

Naotsugu Tsuchiya (Caltech, USA and Tamagawa University, Japan)

Alex Maier (National Institute of Health, USA)

            Venue: Armoury Suite (2nd Floor)


TUTORIAL 6 - Cancelled 


TUTORIAL 7: Informational Measures of Consciousness:  Integration, Causality and State Structures

Igor Aleksander (Imperial College, London, UK)

David Gamez (Imperial College, London, UK)

 Venue: Elm Suite (2nd Floor)


TUTORIAL 8: Train your brain ! Understanding and applying the neurofeedback technique

Kerstin Hoedlmoser (University of Salzburg, AUSTRIA)

Manuel Schabus (University of Liège, Belgium)

            Venue: Lombard Suite (2nd Floor)

ASSC14 Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 24th



-- Conference Begins 4:00pm Thursday June 24th --


OPENING WELCOME (4:00pm – 4:10pm)

Olivia Carter

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor)


WILLIAM JAMES PRIZE (4:10pm – 5:00pm)

Winner to be announced

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor)



PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (5:00pm – 6:00pm)


What is a First-Person Perspective?

Thomas Metzinger

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor)




                                                       -- Opening Night Reception --





                                                       ASSC14 Conference Schedule

                                                                  Friday, June 25th



KEYNOTE 1 (9:00am – 10:00am)


Do Animals Make Shopping Lists? Prospection and Planning by Crows and Children

Nicola S. Clayton

University of Cambridge, UK.

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor)



                                                        -- Coffee Break --



SYMPOSIUM 1 (10:30am – 12:30pm)


Conscious Awareness, Perceptual Decision making and the Bayesian Brain

Chair:  Hakwan Lau

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 


A dual-route theory of evidence accumulation during conscious access

Stanislas Dehaene1 & Lucie Charles1

1 INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging unit


Comparing different signal processing architectures that support conscious reports

Hakwan Lau

Columbia University USA


Dual route vs. heirarchical models and the normative role of conscious perception

Imogen Dickie

            University of Toronto


Models of perceptual decision and Tolstoy's principle of the nature of consciousness

Ned Block

            New York University



                                                         -- Lunch Break --



CONCURRENT SESSION 1 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)


(A) -  Blindsight, eye movements, and awareness

Chair: Melanie Wilke 

Venue: Colony Ballroom East (2nd Floor) 



1:30pm - Guidance of gaze based on color saliency in monkeys with blindsight

Yoshida Masatoshi1, Laurent Itti2, David Berg1, Takuro Ikeda1, Rikako Kato1, Kana Takaura1, and Isa Tadashi1.

1 National Institute for Physiological Sciences

2 Computer Science Department, University of Southern California


1:50pm - Task-irrelevant blindsight, attention, and a function of conscious sight. 

Petra Stoerig1

1Institute of Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-university Düsseldorf


2:10pm - Gaze-cueing attention without awareness. 

Robert Kentridge1, Jo Mason2, and Charles Heywood1

1 University of Durham,

2 University of Bangor


2:30pm - Paradoxical effects of fixational eye movements at the threshold of visual awareness. 

Aaron Schurger1,2, Minsoo Kim2, Anne Treisman2, and Jonathan Cohen2.

1 INSERM U992 / NeuroSpin

2 Princeton University


2:50pm - Intimate Pacmen: Shrinkage of a Kanizsa triangle around the blind spot. 

Nicole Pernat1, Richard LeGrand1, Wayne Podrouzek1, André  Aßfalg1, and Dianne Crisp1.

1 Kwantlen Polytechnic University


3:10pm - An invisible signal can be made accessible to consciousness by training the perceptual system to use it for a novel purpose. 

Massimiliano Di Luca1, Marc O. Ernst1, and Benjamin T. Backus2.

1 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

2 SUNY College of Optometry



(B) -  Qualia, Phenomenology, and Sensation

                              Chair: Allen Houng

Venue: Colony Ballroom West (2nd Floor) 


1:30pm - Felt Agency and the Consistency Criterion. 

George Seli.

Graduate Center, City University of New York

1:50pm - The Phenomenology of Visual Self-Location. 

John Schwenkler.

Department of Philosophy, Mount St. Mary’s University

2:10pm - Toward a more perfect union - The prospects for integrating diverse theories of consciousness. 

Robert Van Gulick.

Syracuse University

2:30pm - Experimental paradigms for studying the latency for conscious sensation.  Gilberto Gomes.


2:50pm - Stinking consciousness! 

Benjamin D. Young.

City University of New York, Graduate Center


3:10pm - The phenomenology of certainty: A reinterpretation of classical epistemological questions.  

Jennifer Windt.

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

(C)-   Implicit Learning: Must we articulate what we (consciously) know?

                        Chair: Axel Cleeremans

Venue: Giovanni Room (2nd Floor) 


1:30pm - Does unconscious knowledge of artificial grammars exist? 

Zoltan Dienes.

University of Sussex

1:50pm - Is statistical learning exclusively implicit?  Julie Bertels1, Ana Franco2, and Arnaud Destrebecqz1.

1 Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS

2 Université Libre de Bruxelles


2:10pm - Awareness in affective learning. 

Robert Balas1 and Joanna Sweklej1.

1 Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities


2:30pm - Flexible control over unconscious structural knowledge. 

Elisabeth Norman1, Mark Price1, Ryan Scott1, Emma Jones1, and Zoltan Dienes2.

1 University of Bergen

2 University of Sussex


2:50pm - Subordinate categorization requires conscious awareness. 

Ido Amihai1, Leon Deouell1, and Shlomo Bentin1.

1 Hebrew University

3:10pm - Brain dynamics as music:  analysis of musical properties in fMRI and its conscious correlates.  

Dan Lloyd.

Trinity College, Philosophy and Neuroscience


                                                          -- Coffee Break --



CONCURRENT SESSION 2 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)


(A)- Priming, Timing, and Neural Coding

                        Chair: Stanislas Dehaene

Venue: Colony Ballroom East (2nd Floor) 


4:00pm - Neurocomputational modeling of the unmasked priming: Positive and negative congruency effects. 

Ahmad Sohrabi1, Robert West2, and Andrew Brook2.

1 Psychology, University of Kurdistan

2 Carleton University


4:20pm - Conscious experience cannot be primed. 

Dwayne Pare1, Steve Joordens1, Marc van Duijn1, and Mina Atia1.

1 University of Toronto at Scarborough


4:40pm - Game outcome retrospectively determines the time of action. 

Eve Isham1, William Banks2, Arne Ekstrom1, and Jessica Stern1.

1 Claremont Graduate University

2 Pomona College


5:00pm - The neural basis of self-monitoring attentional status. 

Noriko Yamagishi1, Eiichi  Naito2, Stephen Anderson1, and Mitsuo Kawato1.

1 ATR computational Neuroscience Laboratories, PRESTO, JST



5:20pm - One hand clapping, or: why silent units do matter. 

Shimon Edelman1 and Tomer Fekete2.

1 Psychology Department, Cornell University

2 Stony Brook University


5:40pm - Investigating intrinsic brain activity: a role for exploratory introspection.   Adrienne Prettyman.

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto


(B)- Theories of Consciousness

      Chair: Anil Seth

Venue: Colony Ballroom Center (2nd Floor) 


4:00pm - Identifying phenomenal subjectivity in machine consciousness. 

Don Borrett1, David Shih1, Michael Tomko1, Sarah Borrett1, and Hon Kwan1.

1 University of Toronto


4:20pm - A Critique and Extension of Consciousness as Integrated Information. 

Igor Aleksander1 and David Gamez1.

1 Imperial College, London

4:40pm - Differential thalamocortical connections toward understanding consciousness from information and integration. 

Xiaolin Liu1, Jingsheng Zhou2, Anthony Hudetz1,  and Shi-Jiang Li1.

1 Medical College of Wisconsin

2 Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University


5:00pm - Consciousness: the radical plasticity thesis.   

Axel Cleeremans.

Consciousness, Cognition & Computation Group, Université Libre de Bruxelles


5:20pm - Forms of unity as a constraint on theories of consciousness.  

Tobias Schlicht.

Centre for Integrative Neuroscience


5:40pm - The Quality-Space Theory of Mental Qualities. 

David Rosenthal.

CUNY Graduate Center


(C)-  Consciousness, Cognitive control, and Beliefs

                        Chair: Michel Ferrari

Venue: Giovanni Room (2nd Floor) 


4:00pm - I know what you don’t - a social affordance view on other minds and false belief tests. 

Maria Brincker.

City University of New York, Graduate Center

4:20pm - The neural correlates of alien thoughts in the brain. 

Simone Kuhn1, Juergen Gallinat2, Gottfried Vosgerau1, Patrick Haggard1, and Martin Voss2.

1 ICN, UCL London

2 Department of Psychiatry, Charité University Hospital


4:40pm - Awakening consciousness: discrepancy, binding and memory enhancement.  Steve Joordens1 and Sarah Uzzaman2.

1 University of Toronto at Scarborough

2 University of Toronto


5:00pm - Re-thinking the active-passive distinction in attention. 

Carolyn Suchy-Dicey.

Boston University


5:20pm - Prolonged internal control of awareness yields changes in the underlying mechanisms.  

Kevin C. Dieter1, Michael D.  Melnick1, and Duje Tadin1.

1 University of Rochester



5:40pm - Consciousness about cognitive processing, executive control and cognitive performance. 

Nikolaos Makris1 and Dimitris Pnevmatikos2.

1 Democritus University of Thrace

2 University of Western Macedonia





                                                       ASSC14 Conference Schedule

                                                                Saturday, June 26th


KEYNOTE 2 (9:00am – 10:00am)


Image and Message in Sensory States

Mohan Matthen

University of Toronto, Canada

 Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 




                                                                      -- Coffee Break --



SYMPOSIUM 2 (10:30am – 12:30pm)


Possible Contributions of Research on Meditation to the Neuroscience of Consciousness

Chair: Antoine Lutz

 Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 


Focused Attention, Open Monitoring and Open Presence:  Three Styles of Meditation and their Relevance for the Study of Consciousness.

John D. Dunne

Emory University, USA


Impact of Meditation Training on Attention and Emotion Regulations: Implications for the Study of Consciousness.

Antoine Lutz

University of Wisconsin-Madison,


Effects of intensive mental training on the temporal dynamics of access to consciousness in the attentional blink

Heleen Slagter

University of Amsterdam,



                                                            -- Lunch Break --


POSTER SESSION 1 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)  

            Titles and Abstracts listed after the final talk sessions

 Venue: St Patrick & St David rooms (3rd Floor) 



                                                            -- Coffee Break --



CONCURRENT SESSION 3 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)


(A)- Attention, Rivalry, and Illusions

                        Chair:  Hugh Wilson

Venue: Colony Ballroom East (2nd Floor) 


4:00pm - An oblique illusion modulated by awareness: non monotonic sensory integration in orientation process. 

Jérôme Sackur1, Vincent de Gardelle1, and Sid Kouider1.



4:20pm - Binocular rivalry: mechanisms, genetics, applications and the scientific study of consciousness. 

Steven Miller.

Perceptual and Clinical Neuroscience Group, Monash University

4:40pm - Mapping the time course of binocular rivalry and percept stabilization using MEG. Kristian Sandberg1, Bahador Bahrami2, Ryota Kanai1, Gareth Robert Barnes1, Morten Overgaard1, and Geraint Rees1.

1 Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Centre

2 ICN, University College London, UK


5:00pm - Attention, surface and boundary signals in the perception of afterimages. 

Jeroen van Boxtel1 and Christof Koch1.

1 Caltech


5:20pm - Attentional load alters visual excitability. 

David Carmel1, Jeremy Thorne2, Geraint Rees1, and Nilli Lavie1.

1 Psychology and Center for Neural Sciences, New York University

2 University Hospital Jena, Germany


5:40pm - Gustatory cortex activation with and without perceptual awareness of taste. Noam Sagiv1, Alireza Ilbeigi1, Sean Williams1, and Adrian Williams1.

1 Brunel University


(B)-  Body Perception, Cognitive Control, and Awareness

                        Chair: Mel Goodale

Venue: Colony Ballroom Center (2nd Floor) 


4:00pm - Mental ownership constrains the rubber hand illusion. 

Timothy J. Lane1 and Caleb Liang2.

1 Research Center for Mind, Brain, and Learning, National Chengchi University

2 Department of Philosophy, Chengchi University


4:20pm - The rubber hand and the bayesian body. 

Jakob Hohwy1 and Bryan Paton1.

1 Philosophy, SOPHIS, Monash University

4:40pm - Rubber hands, virtual bodies and bodily subjectivity. 

Alisa Mandrigin.

University of Edinburgh


5:00pm - Enhancing cognitive control through neurofeedback:  A role of gamma-band activity in managing episodic retrieval. 

Andre Keizer1, Maurice Verschoor2, Roland Verment1, and Bernhard Hommel1.

1 University of Amsterdam

2 Leiden University


5:20pm - On the verge of consciousness: sedation impairs decision making. 

Tristan Bekinschtein1, Ram Adapa2, David K. Menon1, and Adrian M. Owen1

1 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

2 Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge


5:40pm - The conscious mind in the still body: fMRI of the vegetative state. 

Martin Monti1 and Adrian Owen1.

1 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


(C)- Non-human consciousness and Dreaming

                        Chair: Thomas Metzinger

Venue: Giovanni Room (2nd Floor) 


4:00pm - Investigating consciousness outside the vertebrate lineage: theory, method, and progress.  

David Edelman1, Piero Amodio2, Anna Maria Grimaldi2, and Graziano Fiorito2.

1 The Neurosciences Institute

2 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn


4:20pm - Numerical Cognition in wild New Zealand Robins.  

M Alexis Garland1, Jason Low1, and Kevin Burns1.

1 Victoria University of Wellington



4:40pm - A comparative study in the perception of self-agency between human and chimpanzee. 

Takaaki Kaneko1 and Masaki Tomonaga1.

1 Kyoto University


5:00pm - Evolutionary psychology, or how not to explain the human mind

Alex Gamma.

ETH Zurich

5:20pm - Primary consciousness in pill bugs (Armadillidium vulgare, Isopoda, Crustacea).  Tohru Moriyama.

Shinshu University

5:40pm - Dreamed movement elicits activation in the motor cortex. 

Martin Dresler.

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry



                                                        ASSC14 Conference Schedule

                                                                 Sunday, June 27th



KEYNOTE 3 (9:00am – 10:00am)


Varieties of Memory and Consciousness: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Morris Moscovitch

University of Toronto, Canada.

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 



                                                                    -- Coffee Break --



SYMPOSIUM 3 (10:30am – 12:30pm)


 Crowding, blink and attention: what can they tell us about Consciousness?

                        Chair:  Ramakrishna Chakravarthi

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 


Weak target masks and distant flankers interact to produce a catastrophic supercrowding effect

Timothy Vickery

Yale University, USA


The resolution of conscious vision: Visual crowding in infants and adults.

David Whitney

University of California, Davis, USA


 Pool party: Admit one

Ramakrishna Chakravarthi

CNRS, Faculte de Medecine de Rangueil, Toulouse, France


On when, how, and why attention blinks 

Mark Nieuwenstein

            University of Groningen, The Netherlands



                                                                  -- Lunch Break --


SYMPOSIUM 4 (1:30am – 3:30pm)


Neurophysiological approaches within the scientific study of consciousness

                        Chair: Alexander Maier

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 


Backward masking and continuous flash suppression in human intracranial recordings

Naotsugu Tsuchiya

California Institute of Technology, USA & Tamagawa University, Japan

Activity in the primary visual cortex related to visual awareness

Alexander Maier

National Institute of Mental Health, USA


Role of thalamo-cortical interactions in spatial awareness

Melanie Wilke

California Institute of Technology, USA



                                                                -- Coffee Break --



POSTER SESSION (4:00pm – 5:30pm)

Titles and Abstracts listed after the final talk sessions 

Venue: St Patrick & St David Rooms (3rd Floor) 


KEYNOTE 4 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)


Oscillatory Dynamics in the Human Cortex

Robert T. Knight

University of California at Berkeley

Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) 



                                      –      Closing Remarks & Presentation of Student Poster Prizes –

                                                  Randy McIntosh & Mel Goodale

                                                        Venue: Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor)



Poster Session 1:  Saturday, June 26th

Venue: St Patrick & St David rooms (3rd Floor) 



1.  Probing for functional sites of consciousness with anesthetics: the role of the cytoskeleton. 

Travis Craddock1, Holly Freedman1, and Jack Tuszynski1.   

      1 University of Alberta


2.  Monitoring the depth of anesthesia using the time-varying spectral lines of EEG. 

Eunji Kang1, Hossam  El Beheiry2, Jean Wong1, Peter Carlen1, and Berj Bardakjian1.

1 University of Toronto

2 University Health network


3. Potential confounds in region of interest studies of impaired states of consciousness. 

David Jones1, Brendon Boot1, Kirk Welker1, Jennifer E. Fugate1, Daniel Drubach1, Alejandro Rabinstein1, and Eelco Wijdicks1. 

1 Mayo Clinic


4.    Inverse correlation of fMRI default mode network connectivity in the persistent vegetative state. 

David Jones1, Brendon Boot1, Kirk Welker1, Jennifer E. Fugate1, Daniel Drubach1, Alejandro Rabinstein1, and Eelco Wijdicks1.

1 Mayo Clinic

5.    Regional thalamic atrophy in vegetative and minimally conscious states. 

Davinia Fernandez-Espejo1, Carme Junque1, Montserrat Bernabeu1, Teresa Roig-Rovira1, Pere Vendrell1, and Jose Maria Mercader1.

1 University of Barcelona


6.    Language comprehension in the vegetative and minimally conscious states. 

Damian Cruse1, Tristan Bekinschtein1, and Adrian Owen1.

1 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


7.    Is anybody in there?  Detecting consciousness without language comprehension or behavioural responses. 

Ryan Scott1, Ludovico Minati1, Anil Seth1, and Zoltan Dienes1.

1 University of Sussex

8.    An fMRI study of the default mode network connectivity in comatose patients. 

Loretta Norton1, Matt Hutchison1, Michael Sharpe1, Bryan Young1, and Seyed Mirsattari1.  

1 University of Western Ontario


9.   Default mode network and impaired consciousness in epilepsy.  

Hal Blumenfeld.

Neurology, Neurobiology and Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine


10.  Sleep patterns and their significance for disorders of consciousness.  

Manuel Schabus1, Kerstin Hoedlmoser1, Katharina Weilhart1, Christoph Pelikan1, Nicole Chwala1, Victor Cologan1, Pierre Maquet1, and Steven Laureys1.

1 University of Salzburg, Austria 


11.  Higher order thoughts and hypnotisability. 

Rebecca Semmens-Wheeler1 and Zoltan Dienes1.

1 University of Sussex

12.  Conceptual requirements for state consciousness: HOT theory, autism, and a minimally sufficient TOM. 

Lee-Anna Sangster.

The University of Western Ontario

13.  Detecting movement volition in a patient with vegetative state.  

Haibo Di1, Zirui Huang2, and Steven Laureys1.

1 Hangzhou Normal University

2 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14.  Consciousness at stake: perceptual and semantic decisions under sedation.

Ram Adapa1, Tristan Bekinschtein1, Anthony Absalom1, Adrian Owen1, and David K. Menon1.

1 Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge

15.  Out-of-body experiences – is there need for a composite hypothesis? 

Marco A. Benz.

University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland


16.  Self-regulation in children with ADHD: Behavioral and fMRI data. 

Hélène Poissant1, Adrianna Mendrek2, Noureddine Senhadji1, Bianca Bier1, and Gilles Raiche1.

1 Universite Quebec Montreal

2 Universite de Montreal


17.  Prefrontal activation in performing on computerized maze problems: how cognitive consciousness works. 

Hiromitsu Miyata1, Shigeru Watanabe2, Yasuyo Minagawa-Kawai1.

1 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2 Keio University

18.  Practical measures of integrated information for stationary, continuous systems. 

Adam Barrett1 and Anil Seth1.

1 Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex

19.  Relating metacognitive sensitivity to human brain structure: a combined psychophysical-MRI study. 

Stephen Fleming1, Rimona Weil1, Raymond Dolan1, and Geraint Rees1.

1 University College London

20.  An anatomical prerequisite of consciousness: Convergent - divergent transmission nets. 

Thomy Nilsson.

Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island


21.  Human brain connectivity subserves the conscious condition. 

Murray Shanahan.

Imperial College London

22.  A model of primitive consciousness on an autonomously adaptive system. 

Yasuo Kinouchi1, Shoji Inabayashi2, and Yoichi Nakazaki3.

1, 3 Tokyo University of Information Sciences

2 Pacific Technos Corp.


23.  The network properties of conscious experience: 'small worlds' and functional connectivity. 

Erik Hoel1, Michael Hogan1, and Jane Couperus1.

1 Hampshire College

24.  EEG validation of a proposed regulatory definition of phenomenal experience.  

Sarah Borrett1, Mohamed Abdelghani1, Pushan Lele1, Don Borrett1, and Hon Kwan1.

1 Department of Physiology, University of Toronto

25.  Magnetoencephalography (MEG) in Sudoku-puzzle solving task.

Yoshi Tamori1 and Kensuke Tsuda1.

1 Kanazawa Institute of Technology


26.  Propofol-induced changes of brain activation and thalamocortical connectivity - interpreted from information and integration. 

Anthony Hudetz1, Xiaolin Liu1, and Shi-Jiang Li1.

1 Medical College of Wisconsin

27.  Distinct oscillatory brain activity in disorders of consciousness. 

Manuel Schabus, Robert Fellinger1, Caroline Schnakers1, Fabien Perrin1, Roman Freunberger1, Wolfgang Klimesch1, Steven Laureys1.

University of Salzburg, Austria 


28.  Brain oscillations underlying conscious perception. 

Bernhard Ross.

Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto

29.  Perception is a confidence game: Shared characteristics between consciousness and blackboard systems. 

Michael Waterston.

Rotman Research Institute

30.  The feeling of what happens in a game. 

Tsugumi Takano1 and Ken Mogi2.

1Tokyo Institute of Technology

2Sony computer science laboratories


31.  Decision-making experiments under a philosophical perspective. 

Gabriel Mograbi.

Federal University of Mato Grosso


32.  Does Buddhist meditation facilitate prediction? 

Hyun-Hee Kim.

University of the West


33.  Christian and Buddhist contemplative science: does either inform neuroscience? 

Michel Ferrari.

Human Development & Applied Psychology, University of Toronto


34.  Stress-reduction and the cost of paying attention: focused attention vs. open awareness meditation.  

Ida Hallgren Carlson.

University of Gothenburg

35.  Can subjectivity be explained away? 

                  Shun-Pin Hsu1 and Allen Houng1.

1 National Yang-Ming University

36.  A new way of explaining schizophrenia and the immunity to error through misidentification.

Emma Chien1 and Allen Y. Houng1.

1 National Yang-Ming University


37.  An explanation of consciousness. What is the explanandum? 

Mads Jensen1 and Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen1.

1 Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit


38.  Explaining the experience of succession. 

Michal Klincewicz.

CUNY Graduate Center

39.  Do we need the environment to determine the content of consciousness? 

Ling-Fang Kuo1 and Allen Y. Houng1

1 National Yang-Ming University


40.  Extended consciousness. 

Andrew Brook.

Carleton University

41.  Inattentional blindness exemplifies consciousness without attention. 

Benjamin Kozuch. 

Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona

42.  Intentionalism and representational qualitative character. 

Jacob Berger.The Graduate Center, CUNY

43.  The interactive representation of the motor control.

Hsi-wen Daniel Liu.

Providence University

44.  Consciousness and action control.  

Myrto Mylopoulos.

Graduate Center, CUNY

45.  The eyes as the gate to the mind: when consciousness wanders, does the gate slam shut? 

Sarah Uzzaman1 and Steve Joordens2.

1 Univeristy of Toronto

2 Univeristy of Toronto at Scarborough


46.  Double narrow content theory (DNC). Explaining phenomenal properties.  

Miguel Ángel Sebastián.


47.  Consciousness and the tribunal of experience.  

Richard Brown.

LaGuardia College, CUNY

48.  The neuroanatomy of consciousness and the (multiple) boundaries of moral significance. 

Ilya Farber.

Singapore Management University

49.  Operationalising what? 

Liz Irvine.

University of Edinburgh

50.  Empirically testing purported non-symbolic consciousness claims using standard psychological methods. 

Jeffery Martin.

Harvard University

51.  How 'epi' are phenomena? -- Philosophical vs psychological epiphenomenalism. 

Bill Faw

Brewton Parker College

52.  Implicit coherence detection – how emotions regulate unconscious bases for intuitive choice.

Joanna Sweklej1, Robert Balas1, Grzegorz Pochwatko1, and Malgorzata Godlewska1.

1 Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities


53.  The effect of intention-based and stimulus-based action in temporal reproduction.

Tomomitsu Herai1 and Ken Mogi2.

1 Tokyo Institute of Technology

2 Sony Computer Science Laboratories


54.  The hidden observer effect, cognitive effort and involuntariness: a real-simulator investigation of streams of consciousness.  

Shelagh Freedman1, Joanne Downs1, and Jean-Roch Laurence1.

1 Concordia University




Poster Session 2:  Sunday, June 27th

Venue: St Patrick & St David rooms (3rd Floor) 


1.    Unsupervised visual one-shot learning as restoration of degraded images: a novel morphing paradigm. 

Tetsuo Ishikawa1 and Ken Mogi2.

1 Tokyo Institute of Technology

2 Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.


2.   Physical delay but not subjective delay determines the learning rate in prism adaptation.  

Hiroshi Imamizu1, Kazuhiro Homma2, and Hirokazu Tanaka1.


2 Nagaoka University of Technology


3.   Transfer of prior knowledge in implicit learning.

Krzysztof  Piotrowski1, Zbigniew Stettner1, and Michal Wierzchon1.

1 Jagiellonian University


4.   How do we find words in implicit artificial language learning?

Arnaud Destrebecqz 1, Ana Franco1, and Axel Cleeremans1.

1 Université Libre de Bruxelles


5.   Measuring consciousness in implicit learning process. 

Agnieszka  Poplawska1 and Alina Kolanczyk1.

1 Warsaw School of Social Sciences


6.   Semantic eye-blink conditioning; a paradigm to test abstract categorization and learning in DOC.  

Moos Peeters1, Adrian Owen2, and Tristan Bekinschtein1.

1 Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

2 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


7.   EEG correlates of conscious versus unconscious knowledge in artificial grammar learning

Lulu Wan1, Zoltan Dienes2, I-Fan Su1, and Xiaolan Fu1.

1 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2 University of Sussex


8.   Conscious and unconscious thought in implicit learning.  

Andy Mealor1 and Zoltan Dienes1.

1 University of Sussex


9.   Transient neglect: visual working memory mediates conscious visual perception. 

Stephen Emrich1, Hana Burianová2, and Susanne Ferber1.

1 University of Toronto

2 Macquarie University


10.  Trade-off in the effect of attention for visual short term memory. 

Eiichi Hoshino1 and Ken Mogi2.

1 Tokyo Institute of Technology

2 Sony Computer Science Laboratories


11.  Perceptual object priming in the absence of recognition memory. 

Carlos Alexandre Gomes1 and Andrew R. Mayes1.

1 University of Manchester


12.  Ouija and the ideomotor effect: when implicit memory turns explicit. 

Helene Gauchou1 and Ronald Rensink1.

1 Visual Cognition Lab UBC


13.  Recognition memory with or without subjective confidence: qualitative differences.

Heather Sheridan1 and Eyal M. Reingold1.

1 University of Toronto at Mississauga


14.  The duration of awareness during interocular suppression correlates with subsequent memory.  

Diego Mendoza1 and Avi Chaudhuri1.

1 McGill University


15.  Anosognosia of memory impairment in dementia: a population-based study. 

Daneil Mograbi1, Robin Morris1, and Cleusa Ferri1.

1 Instiute of Psychiatry, King's College London


16.  In and out of consciousness: The role of visual short-term memory. 

Carson Pun1, Kristin Wilson1, Stephen M. Emrich1, and Susanne Ferber1.

1 University of Toronto

17.  The phenomenology of personal wisdom in younger and older Canadian adults.  

Michel Ferrari1, Nic Weststrate1, Anda Petro1, and Roshan Annalingam1.

1 University of Toronto


18.  Lessons from pain science: phenomenology and structure in the scientific study of consciousness. 

Sascha M. B. Fink.

University of Osnabrück

19.  The detectable consciousness and the phenomenology. 

Chihyi Hung1 and Allen Houng2.

1 Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition



20.  The phenomenology of cognition: What is it like to be my thought? 

David Tostenson.

Santa Fe College

21.  Can there be a scientific explanation of consciousness without qualia? 

Stephen R. Deiss.

UC San Diego

22.  On the selving self: a reappraisal of Kant’s theory of consciousness and James’ anti-Kantianism. 

Paulo Jesus.

Philosophy Center of Lisbon University

24.  On self-awareness and being an objective particular in an objective space and time. 

Fauve Lybaert.

University of Leuven (Belgium)


25.  Self-consciousness and anosognosia in Alzheimer's dementia. 

Karen Yan.

Johns Hopkins University

26.  Only time will tell: On the nature of free will. 

Ken Mogi

Sony Computer Science Laboratories


27.  Reflections of the self: an fMRI investigation of links between animistic thought and self-processing. 

Monika Sobczak1, Noam Sagiv1, and Adrian Williams1.

1 Brunel University


28.  Quantifying the richness of phenomenal experience. 

Tomer Fekete1 and Shimon Edelman2.

1 Stony brook university

2 Cornell University


29.  Kant's theory of consciousness and self-representationalism. 

Jerry Yang.

National Taipei University of Technology

30.  Deferential phenomenal concepts? Not for the zombie Mary.  

Lynn C.H. Chiu.

University of Missouri-Columbia

31.  Consciousness, access and phenomenal overflow: a reply to Block. 

T. Bradley Richards.

University of Guelph

32.  Do dementia patients lose their self?  

Lin Ying-Tung1 and Allen Y. Houng2.

1 Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2 National Yang-Ming University


33.  The context of stimulus association influences the perception of visual similarity. 

Jae-Jin Ryu1 and Thomas Albright1.

1 Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

34.  Masked primes activate the frontal-parietal control system independent from prime visibility.

Susan Klapötke1, Daniel Krüger1, and Uwe Mattler1.

1 Institute for Psychology Göttingen


35.  Unconscious visual stimuli modulate endogenous orienting of covert spatial attention.

Simon Palmer1 and Uwe Mattler1.

1 University of Göttingen


36.  How features of the mask modulate inverse priming effects of unconscious visual stimuli. 

Daniel Krüger1 and Uwe Mattler1.

1 Institute for Psychology, University Göttingen

37.  The origins of synaesthesia: a direct comparison of pitch–luminance mapping in chimpanzees and humans. 

Vera Ludwig1, Ikuma Adachi2, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa2.

1 Berlin Charité

2 Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University


38.  What Synaesthesia may tell us about the unity of consciousness. 

Aleksandra Mroczko1 and Thomas Metzinger2.

1 Department of Philosophy, The University of Mainz

2 Department of Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-University


39.  Synaesthesia helps understanding consciousness: Concepts may be made of qualia.

Danko Nikolic.

Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

40.  An fMRI study of auditory figure-ground segregation.

Sundeep Teki 1, , Maria Chait 1; Sukhbinder Kumar 1 , and Timothy D. Griffiths 1

1 Auditory Research Group, Newcastle University Medical School


41.  Unconscious semantic and repetition priming in the auditory modality.  

Jérôme Daltrozzo1, Carine Signoret1, Barbara Tillmann1, and Fabien Perrin1



42.  Electrical brain dissociation for consciously and unconsciously categorized auditory stimuli.  

Carine Signoret1, Etienne Gaudrain2, and Fabien Perrin3.

1 UCBL - CNRS UMR 5020 Lyon France

2 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Cambridge UK


43.  Conscious and unconscious spatial frequency processing during facial gender categorization.  

Verena Willenbockel1, Benoit A. Bacon2, Éric McCabe1, and Frédéric Gosselin1.

1 Université de Montréal

2 Bishop's University


44.  The objects behind the scenes: TMS to area LO disrupts object but not scene categorization.

Caitlin Mullin1, Krista Kelly1, and Jennifer Steeves1.

1 York University, Center for Vision Research


45.  Preserved grip scaling for immediate but not delayed grasping in the absence of conscious vision. 

Christopher Striemer1, Robert L. Whitwell1, and Melvyn A. Goodale1.

1 University of Western Ontario


46.  The effect of familiar size on simple reaction times. 

Irene Sperandio1 and Melvyn A. Goodale1.

1 University of Western Ontario


47.  Embodiment of positive and negative emotions does not affect visual spatial attention differently. 

Shiau-Hua Liu1 and Li-shin Jhang1.

1 Department of Counselling and Clinical Psychology, National Dong-Hwa University

48.  Gender differences in estimation of affective pictures. 

Osvaldas Ruksenas1, Laura Maciukaite1, and Ramune Griksiene1.

1Vilnius University

49.  Idiosyncratic spatial inhomogeneities in breakthrough to consciousness of suppressed visual stimuli. 

Eric A. Reavis1, Nicholas Root1, Peter Kohler1, and Peter Tse1.

1 Dartmouth College



50.  The Ebbinghaus illusion requires consciousness of the inducers.

Peter Kohler1, Maryam Zafer1, Eric A. Reavis1, and Peter U. Tse1.

1 Dartmouth College


51.  The Contribution of Luminance, Contrast and Ocular Dominance to Conscious Perception in Onset Rivalry. 

Jody Stanley1, Olivia Carter1, and Jason Forte1.

1 Department of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne


52.  Conscious access to subliminal stimuli via sensory deprivation. 

Rémi Radel1 and Ap Dijksterhuis2.

1 University of Ottawa

2 Radboud University Nijmegen


53.  A common brain network underlying the attentional blink and the psychological refractory period.

Sebastien Marti1, Mariano Sigman2, and Stanislas Dehaene1.

1 Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, CEA / NeuroSpin

2 University of Buenos Aires


54.  Error-related brain activity under subliminal versus conscious conditions. 

Lucie Charles1, Filip Van Opstal1, and Stanislas Dehaene1.

1 INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging unit

55.  Can syntax be processed subliminally? 

Anna-Marie Armstrong1 and Zoltan Dienes1.

1 University of Sussex