Friday, February 03, 2012

2012 Online Consciousness Conference



If it's February, it must be time for the annual Online Conference Conference. There is a ton of good stuff - as always - including an invited talk from Bernard Baars, originator of Global Workspace Theory.

The papers can be found here.

Consciousness Online Program - 2012

The fourth online consciousness conference is scheduled to take place February 17-March 2, 2012. This years’ contributed papers (not commentaries) can be found here: [link]. Feel free to read them before the conference begins but don’t forget to come back February 17th to join in the discussion!

Invited Talk
Bernard Baars, The Neuroscience Institute
Global Workspace Theory: Six Necessary Conditions for Consciousness

Special Session on Attention, Awareness, and Expectation organized by the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior
  1. Floris P. de Lange, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
    Shaping perception by attention and expectation
  2. Jacqueline Gottlieb, Columbia University
    Decision mechanisms for attention
  3. Marisa Carrasco, NYU
    Attention Alters Perception
Special Session on Action Consciousness organized by Myrto Mylopoulos, The Graduate Center CUNY

  1. Élisabeth Pacherie, Institut Jean Nicod
    Time to Act: The Dynamics of Agency
       
  2. Chris Frith, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
    Explaining Delusions of Control: The Comparator Model 20 Years On
Special Session on the Developmental Conditions of Self Consciousness organized by James Dow, Hendrix College
  1. Radu J. Bogdan, Tulane University
    Self-Consciousness: Executive Design, Sociocultural Grounds
      Commentators:
      Kyle Ferguson Gradiate Center, CUNY
      Robert Lurz, Brooklyn College, CUNY 
       
  2. Peter Carruthers, University of Maryland Evolving Self-Consciousness
      Commentators:
      Joel Smith, University of Manchester
      JeeLoo Liu, California State University, Fullerton
Contributed Sessions
  1. Katalin Balog, Rutgers University Newark Psychology, Neuroscience, and the Consciousness Dilemma
    Commentator:
    Bénédicte Veillet, University of Michigan-Flint
    Elizabeth Schechter, Washington University St. Louis 
     
  2. Wesley Buckwalter, The Graduate Center, CUNY & Mark Phelan, Lawrence University Does the S&M Robot Feel Guilty?
    Commentator:
    Justin Sytsma, East Tennessee State University 
     
  3. Glenn Carruthers, Macquarie University and Elizabeth Schier, Macquarie University & Berlin School of Mind Brain Dissolving the Hard Problem of Consciousness
    Commentator:
    Janet Levin, University of Southern California
    Ellen Fridland, Berlin School of Mind and Brain & Humboldt University of Berlin
    Jennifer Matey, Florida International University 
     
  4. Pete Mandik, William Paterson University Conscious-State Anti-Realism
    Commentators:
    Alex Kiefer, The Gratuate Center, CUNY
    Daniel Kostic, Berlin School of Mind and Brain 
     
  5. Barbara Montero, The Graduate Center, CUNY Must Physicalism Entail the Supervienence of the Mental on the Physical?
    Commentator:
    Robert Howell, Southern Methodist University
    Gene Witmer, University of Florida
    Frank Jackson, Australia National University & Princeton University 
     
  6. Adrienne Prettyman, University of Toronto Empty Thoughts: An Explanatory Problem for Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness
    Commentator:
    Richard Brown, LaGuardia College, CUNY 
     
  7. John Schwenkler, Mount St. Mary’s University Vision, Self-Location, and the Phenomenology of the ’Point of View’
    Commentator:
    Kranti Saran, Harvard & Jawaharlal Nehru University
    James Stazicker, NYU
    John Campbell, UC Berkeley 
     
  8. Miguel Sebastian, University of Barcelona Experiential Awareness: Do You Prefer It to Me?
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