ASSC-Konferenz 'What Does Implicit Cognition Tell Us About
Anmerkung des GK-Schriftführers:
Zu dieser Konferenz wurde bereits Anfang Januar eine Ankündigung über den GK-Verteiler verschickt. Inzwischen wurde aber der Einreichungstermin um fast 3 Monate verschoben: vom 20. Januar auf den 15. April. Außerdem wurde der Aufruf zu Teilnahme in manch anderer Hinsicht angepaßt.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS CALL FOR PAPER PRESENTERS FOR A CONFERENCE ON: WHAT DOES IMPLICIT COGNITION TELL US ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS? CLAREMONT COLLEGES & CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL JUNE 14-16, 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 three days between the 14th and 16th of June 1997. The organising 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, David Chalmers, Patricia Churchland, Owen Flanagan, John Gabrieli, Melvyn Goodale, Anthony Greenwald, Valerie Hardcastle, Larry Jacoby, Christof Koch, Philip Merikle, David Milner and Daniel Schacter. ----- THEME ----- 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. A non-exclusive list of the issues that will be explored include: implicit memory in normals and amnesics and its relation to consciousness; perception without awareness; blindsight; perception of unattended material; non-conscious thought; neural correlates of conscious and unconscious processes; criteria for the ascription of consciousness; the function of consciousness; and the capacities and limitations of unconscious processing. It is intended that these topics will be covered in an interdisciplinary manner and towards this end speakers are invited to discuss these issues from philosophical, psychological and/or physiological perspectives. -------------------- SUBMISSION OF PAPERS -------------------- EXTENDED DEADLINE: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 15TH 1997. Papers will be accepted on the basis of their quality and suitability and not according to the author's affiliation with the association. Any person may present only one paper, but may be the co-author of others. Presentation time will be limited to 30 minutes, which includes a five minute discussion period. Sessions will be strictly timed. In addition to spoken papers there will be an opportunity to present posters during the conference. ----- COSTS ----- Early Late Members $110 $160 Non-Members $140 $190 Students $50 $50 Student Members $30 $30 The cutoff date for early registration is the 15th of April 1997. 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/>. If you have trouble accessing the site or require further assistance please contact Patrick Wilken <firstname.lastname@example.org>.