ASSC 19 Abstract Submission


The 2015 book of abstracts is available : here




  • Oral Communications Schedule : Available here

  • Poster Presentations Schedule : Available here

If you have any questions about your abstract, please send an email to


The program committee invites submissions for Talk and Poster presentations. The annual ASSC conferences are intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. ASSC members as well as non-members are encouraged to submit contributions that address current empirical and theoretical issues in the study of consciousness, from the perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, philosophy, computer science, and cognitive ethology. ASSC19 will provide an excellent opportunity for the presentation of new empirical findings or novel theoretical perspectives in an atmosphere that will promote discussion and debate.

The maximum time allocated to each talk is 15 minutes. Speakers should aim to complete their talk in 12 minutes to allow 3 minutes for questions. Any person may present only one submission, but may be co-author on more than one. Submissions for both posters and talks will be accepted (please specify preference). All presenters must register for the conference (registration and payment can be made after acceptance notification has been received). 

We would, however, like you to be aware that there are a limited number of both talk sessions and poster space available. Talks and posters will be selected in preference of the presentations of greatest quality and relevance to the aims of the ASSC. Please note that we anticipate that we will be unable to accept all abstract submissions due to the limited time and space available. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this restriction may cause.



In line with practices at some recent ASSC conferences, abstracts will be judged by the scientific committee "blind" to the list of contributing authors. The abstracts will be judged soley on the quality of the work presented in the abstract and its relevance to consciousness research. Submissions labeled as "POSTER ONLY" will be considered separately and will simply be judged on a decision to accept or reject. The remaining submissions labeled as either "TALK ONLY" or "TALK OR POSTER" will be judged together.



ASSC19 will not be offering travel awards. This year it has been decided that all available money will be used to subsidise the cost of registration and social events in order to make them as cheap as possible for ALL accademic staff and students attending. This year fees will be substantially reduced compared to previous years and the cost of accommodation will also be low with the availability of affordable hotel rooms that is only a few minutes walk away from the main conference venue.



For each of the poster sessions, there will be three prizes awarded for each of the following category: psychology, neuroscience and philosophy. And one public prize (4 prizes in total). Posters will be categorized by the judges. The four winners will be presented an award on stage just before the final keynote of the conference. The winning posters will also be featured on the ASSC website. The competition is only open to students (post-docs are not eligible).

If you would like to be considered for the student poster competition, then select "YES"  where the form asks, "Would you like to be considered for the student poster prize?"

Note: Prizes will not be awarded for student talk presentations. So, if you select "talk or poster" for your presentation and you are awarded a talk, then you will not be considered for the poster prize.