ASSC 16

The 16th annual meeting of the ASSC

Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Dates:  July 2-6 2012

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM - Addendum

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SCHEDULE SUMMARY

STATE OF MIND: A CONSCIOUSNESS EXPO (JUNE 30TH, 2012)

SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM “Neuropsychiatry and Consciousness” (JULY 7th, 2012) 

GALA DINNER MENU (JULY 5th, 2012)

TRAVEL INFORMATION

[NON-ASSC EVENT: FRANCIS CRICK MEMORIAL CONFERENCE (Cambridge, UK, JULY 7th, 2012)]

 

Poster Format: Size = A0 119 x 84.1 cm. Orientation = Portrait.

Local organisers (chairs): Anil Seth, Zoltan Dienes
Local organisers (committee): Hugo Critchley, Nick Medford, Ryan Scott, Jamie Ward, Hazelle Woodhurst, David Schwartzman

Local contact: David Schwartzman

Host:  Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at The University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. 

Venue: The conference will be held at the superlative Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange complex, in the heart of Brighton's cultural quarter.

Brighton is a popular seaside destination, cultural centre, and university town, only 45 minutes from Central London and only 30 minutes from Gatwick International Airport.   The city is well known for its vibrant scientific, artistic, and digital communities; its cafe and pub society, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Everything is in easy walking distance and in July the weather is good as well!

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Keynote Speakers

  • Victor Lamme, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Josef Perner, University of Salzburg

  • Geraint Rees, University College London

  • Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

  • Tim Bayne, University of Oxford

  • Christof Koch, Caltech (special lecture)

Symposia

  • Consciousness fading: key mechanisms of anaesthesia-induced loss-of-consciousness
    Andreas Engel (Chair), Gernott Supp, Melanie Boly, Emery Brown

  • Bringing the in-depth body to the surface: Interoception, awareness, and prediction
    Manos Tsakiris (Chair), Hugo Critchley, Jim Hopkins

  • Perceptual consciousness and cognitive access
    Ned Block (Chair), Ilja Sligte, Jerome Sackur, James Stazicker

  • Balancing the self: Vestibular contributions to self-consciousness
    Christophe Lopez (Chair), Bigna Lenggenhager, Gabriela Bottini

Tutorials

  • Heather Berlin, Nicholas Medford: The phenomenology, neurobiology, and neurocognitive basis of depersonalization

  • Sue Blackmore: Meditation and consciousness: Two ways meditation can contribute to consciousness science

  • Olaf Blanke, Thomas Metzinger: Towards a comprehensive theory of subjectivity and selfhood: Philosophy, cognitive science, neurology, and neuroimaging

  • Axel Cleeremans, Morten Overgaard, Bert Timmermans, Ryan Scott: Behavioural methods to assess awareness

  • Gustav Kuhn, Ronald Rensink: The science of magic: Turning magic into science!

  • James Laban, Harutomo Hasegawa, Keyoumars Ashkan: Neurosurgery and its role in studying consciousness

  • Devin Terhune: A primer on experimental hypnosis research

  • Jamie Ward, Thomas Wright: Sensory substitution

Programme committee

  • Zoltan Dienes, University of Sussex 

  • Anil Seth , University of Sussex 

  • Frederique de Vignemont, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris 

  • Amanda Barnier, Macquarie University, Sydney 

  • Sid Kouider, Ecole Normale Superiuere, Paris 

  • David Edelman, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego 

  • Katalin Farkas, Central European University, Budapest 

  • Joelle Proust, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris 

  • Olaf Blanke, EPFL, Lausanne 

  • Olivia Carter, University of Melbourne

If you require any further information please contact: David Schwartzman

REGISTRATION ASSC16

Registration for ASSC16 is now open.  

Register now to ensure your pick of tutorials and other events (e.g. the dinner) where numbers are limited! 

ACCOMMODATION ASSC16 

For accommodation bookings please enter the following link into your web browser:
https://www.conferencebookings.co.uk/delegate/BTNASSC16
The event ref to enter should you be asked is: BTNASSC16.
 
We are working closely with ‘Visit Brighton’ the official Tourism site for Brighton, www.visitbrighton.com who will take care of your accommodation requirements, whether it’s a 4 star hotel by the sea, or a cosy B & B!

We have bedroom allocations at hotels close to the main conference venue – Brighton Dome Complex and the Tutorials venue - The Puma (formally Barceló Old Ship Hotel).
 
Delegate Contact: Reservations
Delegate Contact Telephone Number: +44 (0)1273 292626 – Visit Brighton
Reservations Deadline:  22 Jun 2012
 
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact nicola.collins@visitbrighton.com or telephone +44 (0) 1273 292626.

You will also find interactive maps to download, podcasts, nearby restaurant recommendations and much more.

ASSC16 Room share

Planning to attend the ASSC meeting in Brighton?  Want to save money and get to know your colleagues?

Before booking your accommodation, don't forget to check out our ASSC Roomshare Forum.
It's an online forum where you can connect with other conference participants in order to share a room at the conference hotel or a nearby hostel.

Click the following link to view your room share options: http://asscstudents.comoj.com/public_html/wordpress/

Please use the password Brighton2012 to access the forum

If you have any questions about roomsharing in Brighton please email adrienne.prettyman@utoronto.ca

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ASSC16_Handbook.pdf4.67 MB