The 9th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC9)

The ninth annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 24th to June 27th, 2005, at the California Institute of Technology. Caltech is a small focussed research university, with 29 Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni, located in Pasadena, California. Located about twenty minutes from downtown Los Angeles, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena's popular shops and restaurants blend comfortably with tree-lined streets, distinctive neighborhoods, historic buildings and a vibrant cultural scene.

ASSC9 is 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 philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, computer science, and cognitive ethology. ASSC9 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.

Immediately preceding ASSC9, the McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences, will have its final meeting at which a distinguished group of philosophers and neuroscientists, drawn both from within the Project and from the larger community, will present their most recent research as well as speculating on the present and future prospects of neurophilosophy. A discount is available for people interested in attending both conferences.

Confirmed keynote and symposia speakers:

  • Randolph Blake, Vanderbilt University
  • Geoffrey Boynton, Salk Institute
  • Richard Brown, University of Manchester
  • David Burr, Universite Vita-Salute S Raffaele, Milan
  • Jean-Pierre Changeux, Insitut Pasteur
  • Stanislas Dehaene, I.N.S.E.R.M.
  • Derek Denton, University of Melbourne
  • Zoltan Dienes, University of Sussex
  • Fred Gage, Salk Institute
  • Susan Greenfield, Oxford University
  • Allan Hobson, Harvard Medical School
  • Graham Jamieson, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
  • Stanley Klein, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology
  • Steven Laureys, University of Liege
  • David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Concetta Morrone, Universite Vita-Salute S Raffaele, Milan
  • Romi Nijhawan, University of Sussex
  • John Searle, University of California, Berkeley
  • Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology
  • Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The organizers of the ASSC9 meeting would like to thank the generous support of the Mind Science Foundation. Without their help, we could not put on this conference.

We are also grateful to Roberts and Company Publishers for agreeing to sponsor the graduate student social on Saturday the June 25th.