THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
WILL PRESENT A CONFERENCE AROUND THE THEME OF:
WHAT DOES IMPLICIT COGNITION TELL US ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS?
CLAREMONT COLLEGES & CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL
JUNE 13-16, 1997: CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA
The first conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of
Consciousness will be held at the Claremont Colleges, about an hour's
drive from Los Angeles, over four days between the 13th and 16th of
June, 1997. The organizing committee for the conference consists of:
William Banks: Pomona College
Thomas Metzinger: Universitat des Saarlandes
Patrick Wilken: Monash University
Currently scheduled speakers include Bernard Baars, Patricia Churchland,
Alan Cowey, Owen Flanagan, John Gabrieli, Melvyn Goodale, Anthony
Greenwald, Larry Jacoby, Christof Koch, Philip Merikle, David Milner and
Daniel Schacter. Full list of plenary addresses with titles appears at
the end of this announcement.
In addition, there will be workshops on a variety of topics relevant to
the theme of the conference, and paper and poster sessions with time for
discussion. Workshops are listed at the end of this announcement, after
the plenary talks.
For more information on the conference and more complete descriptions of
the workshops please consult the ASSC website:
The phenomena of implicit cognition -- implicit memory, implicit
learning, unconscious perception, blindsight, and so on -- have
attracted widespread attention in recent years. This is partly because
of their intrinsic interest, and partly because the study of these
processes holds great promise as an empirical method for investigating
consciousness. But although research in these areas has proliferated,
the connections between this research and issues about consciousness
have not yet been fully articulated. What have we learned about the
conscious mind from the study of implicit cognition?
This conference is intended to address this question, drawing
systematic connections between implicit cognition and consciousness. We
welcome both empirical contributions, using experimental research to
help understand the nature of conscious and unconscious processes, and
theoretical contributions that analyze or integrate existing work.
Members $110 $160
Non-Members $140 $190
Students $35 $55
Student Members $25 $45
The cutoff date for early registration is May 1, 1997.
*Please note that the above costs do not include the cost of attending
workshops on the 13th.
All Conscious Events Are Explicit, But Not All Explicit Events Are
Conscious: A Comprehension Criterion For The Explicit-Implicit
Bernard Baars: The Wright Institute
Implicit Cognition and Self-Understanding
Patricia Churchland & Elizabeth Buffalo:
University of California, San Diego
Do Monkeys Have Blindsight?
Alan Cowey & Petra Stoerig:
Oxford University & Ludwig Maximilians University
Are There Unconscious Intentional States?
Owen Flanagan: Duke University
Consciousness As A Gatekeeper For Memory
John Gabrieli: Stanford University
When Vision Is Not Sight: Dissociations Between Perception and Action in
the Normal Human Visual System
Melvyn Goodale: University Of Western Ontario
Implicit Measurement Reveals Unconscious Operation of Prejudices and
Anthony Greenwald & Mahzarin R. Banaji
University of Washington & Yale University
Accessibility Bias: Measuring Unconscious Influences of Memory
Larry Jacoby: McMaster University
Neuronal Correlates Of Consciousness
Christof Koch: California Institute Of Technology
What Experimental Studies Of Perception Without Awareness Reveal About
Conscious vs. Unconscious Cognition
Philip Merikle & Meredyth Daneman:
University Of Waterloo & University of Toronto
Some Uses Of Unconscious Vision: Evidence From Visual Form Agnosia
David Milner: University Of St Andrews
Explicit and Implicit Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
Daniel Schacter: Harvard University
9am - 12pm
Modeling techniques for measuring conscious and unconscious memory.
Charles J. Brainerd
Phenomenology of non-sensory experience.
The consciousness puzzle: Towards a general theory of the neural
correlates of conscious and unconscious processes.
2.30pm - 5.30pm
Functional brain imaging using EEG and MEG (squid).
Centrifugal projection and the 'creative loop'.
Techniques for Neurophenomenology:
Connectionist approaches to phenomenology and functional brain imagery.
Functional visual neuroscience.
Forms for submitting papers and posters, registering at the conference,
and application for membership in the society are all available from the
ASSC website <http://www.phil.vt.edu/ASSC/>. Please check this site for
updates to program information and general information about the
society's activities. In addition you can find out more about two ASSC
journals by checking out the following websites:
Consciousness & Cognition: http://www.idealibrary.com/
If you have trouble accessing the site or require further assistance
please free to contact any of the conference organisers:
William Banks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas Metzinger <email@example.com>
Patrick Wilken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Patrick Wilken http://www.cs.monash.edu.au/~patrickw/
Editor: PSYCHE: An International Journal of Research on Consciousness
Secretary: The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness