ASSC 15 Schedule

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Tuesday, June 7

9:30-18:30 Satellite symposium 1: Genetic, cellular, and cognitive approaches to understanding social behavior - An interdisciplinary conference for students and researchers (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)

 

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Wednesday, June 8

9:30-17:45 Satellite symposium 1: Genetic, cellular, and cognitive approaches to understanding social behavior - An interdisciplinary conference for students and researchers (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)

9:00-17:00 Satellite symposium 2: Metacogniton and Consciousness: from animals to humans (at Large Conference Room at Kyoto University Inamori Center (to be confirmed))

 

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Thursday, June 9

                                                               START OF ASSC15 CONFERENCE


9:30-18:30 The ASSC main conference day 1 (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)


9:30-12:30 Morning Tutorials
        Tutorial 1: "Integrated information, causal density and conscious level."
        Tutorial 2: “Disorders of Consciousness: Coma, Vegetatitve State and Minimally Conscious State."
        Tutorial 3: “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Conscious Awareness."
        Tutorial 4: “Self-Knowledge: Philosophy meets Cognitive Science. "
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Afternoon Tutorials
        Tutorial 5: (cancelled)
        Tutorial 6: “Towards the neuroscientific definition and empirical investigation of Qualia."
        Tutorial 7: “Comparison of the Major Scientifically Oriented Theories of Consciousness."
        Tutorial 8: (cancelled)
16:45-Opening Remarks
17:00-17:45 James Prize
17:45-18:30 Presidential Address: "Consciousness and Emotion" by Ralph Adolphs (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA)
18:45- Opening night reception

9:00-16:30 Full-day tours
        Tour 1: Tour to the robotics laboratory in the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories.
        Tour 2: Tour to the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute.

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Friday, June 10   

9:30-18:30 The ASSC main conference day 2 (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)

9:30-10:15 Keynote Lecture 1: Pleasure, emotion, decision-making, oscillations, higher order syntactic thoughts, and consciousness. by Edmund T Rolls (Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, Oxford, UK).
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Symposium 1: "Metacogntion and consciousness"
        Chair: Ryota Kanai (University College London)
        Introduction: Ryota Kanai (University College London)
        Talk 1. “Decisions about decisions: neural construction of metacognitive confidence” by Stephen Fleming (University College London)
        Talk 2. “Metacognition and memory systems in primates: Successes and limitations” by Robert Hampton (Emory University, USA)
        Talk 3. “Metacognitive processes in nonhuman animals?” by Peter Carruthers (University of Maryland)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Concurrent Session 1
15:30-17:30 Concurrent Session 2
17:30-17:45 Break
17:45-18:30 Keynote Lecture 2: "Cerebrospinal stimulation therapy for the treatment of vegetative state and minimally conscious state” by Takamitsu Yamamoto (Division of Applied System Neuroscience, Department of Advanced Medical Science and Neurological Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan)

 
(18:45-) Student Social


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Saturday, June 11


9:30-18:30 The ASSC main conference day 3 (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)


9:30-10:15 Keynote Lecture 3: " Cognitive Penetration of Colour Experience" by Fiona Macpherson (Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, UK)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Poster 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Poster 2
15:30-17:30 Symposium 2: "Consciousness: Powerful or useless?"
        Chair: Simon van Gaal (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
        Talk 1. “Answering Libet: How conscious thoughts cause behavior” by Roy F. Baumeister (Florida State University, USA)
        Talk 2. “Performance capacity matching as a new approach to studying the functions of sensory awareness” by Hakwan Lau (Columbia University, USA)
        Talk 3. “A model of conscious deciding” by Al Mele (Florida State University, USA)
        Talk 4. “Non‐conscious high‐level information processing and the implications for the functional relevance of consciousness” by Simon van Gaal (INSERM-CEA, France)   
17:30-17:45 Break
17:45-18:30 Keynote 4: “Soul Dust: the Magic of Consciousness” by Nicholas Humphrey (London School of Economics)

9:30-15:30 Poster Exhibits up all day

(18:45-) Conference Dinner


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Sunday, June 12


9:30-18:30 The ASSC main conference day 4 (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)


9:30-10:15 Keynote Lecture 5:“Kaleidoscopic varieties of conscious experience” by David Eagleman (Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Concurrent Session 3
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Symposium 3: "Robotics & Consciousness"
        Chair: Shinsuke Shimojo (California Institute of Technology, USA)
        Talk1.  “Short introduction to the scope and limits of robotics research on the problems of consciousness” by Shinsuke Shimojo (California Institute of Technology, USA)
        Talk 2. “Emergence of Consciousness from Embodied Interaction Dynamics: A Constructivist Approach with A Simulated Human Fetus” by Yasuo Kuniyoshi (U of Tokyo, JAPAN)
        Talk 3. “Consciousness appears on robots and androids” by Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University/ATR, Japan)
        Talk 4. “Short commentary on Robotics and Consciousness" by Thomas Metzinger (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität)
        Panel discussion.  “Towards the interaction between robotics and consciousness research”
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:45 "Special session"
17:45-18:15 Closing remarks and award announcement


                                                                     END OF ASSC15 CONFERENCE


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Monday, June 13


9:30-16:30 Satellite symposium 3: Neurophysiology of Attention and Awareness (at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto)


 

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