ASSC 17 Concurrent Talks

Concurrent Sessions:

1.1-1.3: July 13th, 2013 (1530-1730)

2.1-2.3: July 14th, 2013 (1530-1730)

3.1-3.3: July 15th, 2013 (1230-1430)


Concurrent Session 1.1 (July 13th, 1530-1730)


Attention & Time Consciousness

1. David James Robertson & Nilli Lavie: Perceptual load and the awareness of time. 

2. Eve A. Isham, Tiffany Wall, Farhan Sareshwala, Joseph Butler, Iain M. Harlow, Andrew P. Yonelinas & Joy J. Geng: Quantifying Temporal Consciousness.

3. Mikael Bastian, Valentin Wyart, Jérôme Sackur: Shutting down the world (in your mind): spontaneous mind-wandering associated with and predicted by threshold fluctuations in conscious perception.

4. Juliet Shafto & Michael Pitts: Neural signatures of conscious face perception: The N170 is absent during inattentional blindness.

5. Ying-Tung Lin: My future self and me: prospective memory and temporal discounting.

6. David Carmel [1] & Marisa Carrasco: Attentional attractors: Explaining the contrasting effects of different numbers of cues at attended and unattended locations.


Concurrent Session 1.2 (July 13th, 1530-1730)


Embodiment, Extended consciousness, and Higher-Order Theory

1. Mike Beaton: Towards a scientifically tractable, direct realist, sensorimotor account of experience. 

2. Anya Farennikova: Seeing absence.

3. Tobias Schlicht: Extended cognition, extended consciousness?

4. Luke Miller, Matthew Longo & Ayse Saygin: Tool use modulates both conscious and unconscious representations of body shape.

5. Karen Yan: Troubles with higher-order thought theories of consciousness: An objection from hydranencephaly.

6. Rocco Gennaro: Somatoparaphrenia and higher-order thoughts.


Concurrent Session 1.3 (July 13th, 1530-1730)


Consciousness & Unconsciousness

1. Olivia Gosseries, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Rémy Phan-Ba, Christophe Phillips, Pierre Boveroux, Vincent Bonhomme, Didier Ledoux, Jean-François Brichant, Manuel Schabus, Evelyne Balteau, Christian Degueldre, André Luxen, Pierre Maquet, Steven Laureys, M. Boly: Interaction between spontaneous fluctuation and auditory evoked activity during wakefulness and propofol-induced loss of consciousness: an EEG-fMRI study. 

2. Jacobo Sitt et al.: Signatures of consciousness and predictors of recovery in vegetative and minimally conscious patients.

3. Axel Cleeremans: The reach of the unconscious

4. Filip Van Opstal, Tom Verguts, Nick Van Laecken, Filip De Vos, Ingeborg Goethals & Wim Fias: Threshold for subjective visibility is associated with striatal dopamine D2 receptor binding.

5. Adam Barrett, Andrea Pigorini, Lionel Barnett, Lino Nobili, Marcello Massimini & Anil Seth: Neurodynamics of transitions between sleep and wakefulness revealed by Granger causality analysis of intracranial EEG data.

6. Asael Y. Sklar & Ran R. Hassin: Unconscious arithmetic –arithmetic problems are solved without conscious awareness.


Concurrent Session 2.1 (July 14th, 1530-1730)


Consciousness, Access, and subjective confidence

1. Ken Mogi: Categorical judgments in visual overflow.

2. Yair Pinto: Expectations accelerate entry into awareness.

3. Henry Shevlin: Generic phenomenology and partial report paradigms.

4. Acer Yu-Chan Chang, Ryota Kanai & Anil Seth: Cross-modal prediction changes the timing of conscious access during the motion-induced blindness.

5. Brian Silverstein, Michael Snodgrass, Ramesh Kushwaha & Howard Shevrin: Subliminal oddball ERP effects: Psychophysiological evidence for complex unconscious processing.

6. Steven Fleming: The effect of stimulus strength on subjective confidence.


Concurrent Session 2.2 (July 14th, 1530-1730)



1. Santiago Arango-Munoz: Metacognition versus mindreading, Some differences from error awareness studies. 

2. Hakwan Lau: Metacognition and two kinds of visual awareness.

3. Man Song, Brian Maniscalco, Ai Koizumi & Hakwan Lau: A new method for manipulating metacognitive awareness while keeping performance constant.

4. Emma C. Palmer: Metacognition and Cognitive Insight: Two sides of the same coin?

5. Ai Koizumi: The effects of metacognitive awareness on top-down cognitive control.

6. Maxine Sherman: Dissociable effects of attention and expectation on perceptual decision and metacognition.


Concurrent Session 2.3 (July 14th, 1530-1730)



1. Kristian Sandberg, Gareth Robert Barnes, Bahador Bahrami, Ryota Kanai, Morten Overgaard & Geraint Rees: Distinct MEG correlates of conscious experience, perceptual reversals and stabilization during binocular rivalry. 

2. Matthew Larkum: A cellular mechanism for perceptual binding.

3. Melanie Wilke, Yuranny Cabral-Calderin & Carsten Schmidt-Samoa: Causal role of gamma oscillations in bistable perception revealed by transcranial alternating current stimulation.

4. Laila Hugrass & David Crewther: Transient induced gamma-band responses in MEG during binocular rivalry: Do they reflect perceptual transitions or microsaccades?

5. Marjan Persuh, Tatiana Aloi Emmanouil & Tony Ro: Emergence of illusory shapes from invisible inducers.

6. Liad Mudrik: High-level contextual integration without awareness: Evidence from unconscious processing in visual masking.


Concurrent Session 3.1 (July 15th, 1230-1430)


Feeling, Consciousness and decision-making

1. Uri Maoz, Liad Mudrik, Shengxuan Ye, Dawn Eliashiv, Jeffrey Chung, Ian Ross, Adam Mamelak, Ralph Adolphs & Christof Koch: Is consciousness involved in deliberate decision making? Evidence from intracranial recordings. 

2. Jennifer Windt: Prospects for an experimental philosophy of mind: experimental philosophy with or without intuitions?

3. Leila Montaser-Kouhsari, RalphAdolphs, Christof Koch & Antonio Rangel: Ventral striatum but not ventromedial prefrontal cortex represents stimulus value without perceptual awareness.

4. Ilya Farber, Fumihiko Taya, Swati Gupta & O'Dhaniel Mullette-Gillman: The mechanism of choice blindness: clues from patterns of preference alteration.

5. Pietro Snider: Why has feeling not (yet) been selected against? Homeostasis, valence and biological value.

6. Lucie Charles, Jean-Rémi King & Stanislas Dehaene: Decoding the dynamics of action, intention, and error-detection for conscious and subliminal stimuli.


Concurrent Session 3.2 (July 15th, 1230-1430)


Consciousness, Self and Unity

1. Robert van Gulick: Re-Thinking the unity of consciousness. 

2. Carolyn Dicey Jennings: Attention and the problem of unity.

3. Paula Droege: From Darwin to Freud: Confabulation as an adaptive response to dysfunctions of self-consciousness.

4. Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz: Intersection of perception and cognition & cross-modal experiences: New insights into unified consciousness.

5. Shimon Edelman: I am what I am.

6. Andrew Brook: Tracking persons over time is tracking what?


Concurrent Session 3.3 (July 15th, 1230-1430)



1. Daniel Bor, Nicolas Rothen, David Schwartzman, Stephanie Clayton, Jamie Ward & Anil Seth: Using training to simulate synaesthesia in adulthood. 

2. D. B. Terhune [1] & R. Cohen Kadosh: The cortical excitability and neurochemical markers of visual cognition in synaesthesia.

3. Sid Kouider, Louise Goupil, Leonardo S. Barbosa & Tristan A. Bekinschtein: Inducing task-relevant responses in the sleeping brain.

4. Naotsugu Tsuchiya: Measuring the level of consciousness in flies with integrated information.

5. Dominique Lamy: Do subjective, objective and indirect measures of perception reflect qualitatively different mechanisms?

6. Piotr Winkielman, Boris Bornemann & Andy Arnold: Seeing with your heart: Can you feel what you consciously do not notice?