Concurrent sessions

Concurrent Sessions 1

1.1 Self-awareness and higher-order thought.

  • Intersubjective Consciousness and Self- or I-awareness. Eduard Marbach, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Implicit self-understanding and the problem of phenomenal consciousness. Robert Van Gulick, Syracuse University, USA
  • Vehicle Externalism and Higher-Order Monitoring Theories of Consciousness: Is the *Conscious* Self Outside the Head? Timothy J. Bayne, University of Arizona, USA
  • Relaxing Higher Order Thoughts. Erik Myin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1.2 Attention and Imagery.

  • Link Between Brain Learning, Attention, and Consciousness. Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, USA
  • Capacity Limits in Change Blindness Estimated Using Psychophysical Stimuli. Patrick Wilken, Monash University, Australia
  • Voluntary Control of Negative Afterimage Fragmentation. Lianggang Lou, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Interfering with Imagery. Jackie Andrade, University of Sheffield, UK

1.3 Brain Imaging and Neurochemistry.

  • Can Functional Brain Imaging Discover Consciousness in the Brain? Antti Revonsuo, University of Turku, Finland
  • fMRI of Semantic Incongruence in the Implicit Association Test. N. Sriram, The National University of Singapore
  • Evidence that Self-Face Recognition is Correlated with Right Hemisphere Activity: An Overview of Recent Neuroimaging Investigations. Julian Keenan, Harvard University, USA
  • Neurochemical Bases of Consciousness. John Smythies, University of California at San Diego, USA

1.4 Varieties of Memory.

  • Explicit Memory in Rhesus Macaques. Robert Hampton, NIMH-NIH, USA
  • False Fame and Recognition Memory Predicted Without Unconscious Components. William Banks, Pomona College, California, USA
  • Ventral Prefrontal Contributions to Autonoetic Awareness and Self-Regulation. Brian Levine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Variance Rather than Strength is Important for Metacognition. Sverker Sikström, University of Toronto, Canada

Concurrent Sessions 2

2.1 Explanatory Gap.

  • Kripke and the Illusion of Contingent Identity. Thomas Polger, Duke University, USA
  • Why Is It So Hard to Give a Positive and Informative Account of Phenomenal Consciousness and Qualia? Filip Radovic, Göteborg University, Sweden
  • Phenomenal Conscious and Godel’s Theorem. Natika Newton, Nassau County Community College, USA
  • Why the Hard Problem of Phenomenal Consciousness Runs So Deep? Liam Dempsey, University of Western Ontario, Canada

2.2 Conscious and Unconscious Perceptual Processes.

  • Can Visual Masking be Used to Simulate Blindsight?: Confounds and Possibilities. Mark Price, University of Bergen, Norway
  • How a Conscious Percept can Inherit a Property of an Invisible Prime. Michael H. Herzog, Caltech, USA
  • Subliminal Priming and Persuasion. Erin J. Strahan, Steven J. Spencer, & Mark P. Zanna, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Intentional Movements and Tactile Awareness. Sandeep Vaishnavi, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

2.3 Self and Action.

  • Recognising One’s Own Actions: The Neural Correlates of Self-Monitoring. Sarah Blakemore, University College London, UK
  • Recognition of Self-Generated Actions. Guenther Knoblich, Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Germany
  • Prefrontal Cortex and Monitoring of Actions. Andrea Slachevsky, Inserm U 289 et Fédèration de Neurologie, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France
  • The Action Test. Ian Whishaw, University of Lethbridge, Canada

2.4 Cognitive Models of Consciousness.

  • Consciousness, Executive Function and the Self in an Approximate Model of Cognition. Jon May, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Locating the Self in a Multi-Track Model of Consciousness. Gerard O’Brien, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Feelings in the Fringe: How Non-Feature Awareness Functions in the Global Workspace, or Why Self-Monitoring Results in Feelings in Consciousness. Katharine McGovern, Wright Institute at Berkeley, USA
  • Emotion and the Extended Reticular Thalamic Activating Systems (ERTAS): Global Workspace and the Neglected Contributions of Midbrain Periaquiductal Gray. Douglas Watt, Quincy Hospital, Mass., USA

Concurrent Sessions 3

3.1 Meaning, Language, and Consciousness.

  • Language and Conscious Experience. Gordon Lyon, Florida State University, USA
  • Consciousness, Self, and Meaning. Don Perlis, University of Maryland, USA
  • Why the Self Needs Language. Maxim Stamenov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

3.2 Visual Consciousness.

  • Consciousness and Ultra-Rapid Serial Visual Presentation. Christian Keysers, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • On the Explicit and Implicit in Visual Awareness. Ken Mogi, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Japan
  • Conscious Decisions Can Be Based on Unconscious Coding. Bruce Bridgeman, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

3.3 Schizophrenia.

  • Personal Identity and Schizophrenia: A Cognitive Model of Immunity to Error Through Misidentification. Shaun Gallagher, Canisius College, USA
  • Delusions, First Rank Symptoms and Agency. Henrik Walter, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Germany
  • Disorders of the Self in Schizophrenia: Personal Identity and Episodic Memory. Georg Northoff, University of Magdeburg, Germany

3.4 Pain and Consciousness.

  • Attention Modulation of Interference Effects are not Dependent Upon Conscious Awareness of Distracting Stimuli: Evidence From Striate, Parietal and Cingulate Lesions. James Danckert, La Trobe University, Australia
  • The Experience of Pain in Infants and Children. Patricia McGrath, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Two Issues Concerning Consciousness and Pain. Harold Merskey, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Suffering and Chronic Pain: The Role of the Self. Richard Chapman, University of Washington, USA

Concurrent Sessions 4

4.1 Evolution and Epistemology of Consciousness.

  • Can Science Know When You’re Conscious? Verbal Reports and the Simulation Heuristic. Alvin Goldman, University of Arizona, USA
  • The Epistemology of Qualia. Andrew R. Bailey, University of Calgary, Canada.
  • The Phenomenal Phenotype: Evolution and Ontology. Steven M. Miller, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dretske’s Representational Theory of the Mind on Qualia and Self-Knowledge. Jorge Fernandez, Brown University, USA

4.2 Contents of Visual Consciousness.

  • Attention Modulation of Interference Effects are not Dependent Upon Conscious Awareness of Distracting Stimuli: Evidence from Striate, Parietal and Cingulate Lesions. James Danckert, La Trobe University, Australia
  • The Importance of Unattended Information for Change Detection. Daniel Smilek, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • On the Structure of Visual Qualia. John Beeckmans, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Anisochronic Processing: Are Dennett and Zeki in Synchrony? David Rose, University of Surrey, UK

4.3 Self and Agency.

  • Extending Self-Consciousness Into the Future. John Barresi, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Cospecification and Conscious Agency: Instantiated Goals and Specification of Self. Richard Carlson, Penn State University, USA
  • Misinterpreting the Mirrored Self. Nora Breen, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
  • The Concept “Self” in Buddhism and in Western Psychology. David Galin, University of California at San Francisco, USA

4.4 Unconscious Processes.

  • Subliminal Oddball P300 ERP Component. Edward Bernat, University of Michigan Medical Center, USA
  • Dissociating Conscious and Unconscious Influences in Sequence Learning. Axel Cleeremans, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • The Strategic Unconscious: Some Problem-Solving and Game-Playing Evidence. Kenneth Kotovsky, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Disambiguating Conscious and Unconscious Influences: Theory and Experimental Methods. J. Michael Snodgrass, University of Michigan, USA