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The fifth conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousne ss will bring together researchers from numerous di sciplines to di scuss the se issues through an intensive serie s of workshops, plenary lectures, symposia, paper presentations and poster contributions extending over four days between May 27-May 30, 2001. The meeting will take place in Durham, North Carolina - USA, on the campus of Duke Universi ty. USE THE 'SAV E TARGET AS' ON YOUR BROWS ER TO DOWNLOAD AN RTF VERSION (printable) THE PROGRAM The concurrent oral presentations, the workshops, the poster se ssion and the banquet will be held at the Sanford Institute for Public Policy (map available --the star corre sponds to Sanford Institute-- at http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/welcome/maps.html also see http://map.duke.edu/campusdetail.asp?qtype=1&bldg=152&mapid=34) The registration, coffee breaks, opening and closing receptions, and plenary se ssions will be held at the Love Auditorium in the Levine Science Research Center (map available at http://map.duke.edu/campusdetail.asp?qtype=1&bldg=108&mapid=34) some minor changes might still be made to th schedule ASSC-5 Program Overview May 27-30, 2001 – Duke University May 26: 12:00-23:00 Check-in (dorms) 14:00-18:00 Registration (LSRC Lobby) May 27: 8:00- Registration begins / check-in [all day] 9:00-12:00 Morning workshops (concurrent) - Current Investigations of Synaesthesia: When a 4 Just Has to be Blue (Mike J. Dixon and Daniel Smilek, University of Waterloo) - Abnormalities in the Cont ents of Consciousness: The Case of Schizophrenia (Chris Frith, University College London) - Phenomenological Methods for Investigating Consciousness (Eduard Marbach, University of Bern) - What can Functional MRI Tell us about the Cont ents of Conscious ness? (Geraint Rees, University College London) - Qualia Realism, Presentation, and Representationalism (William Robinson, Iowa State University) - Emotion and the Nature of Emotional Qualia (Douglas F. Watt, Boston University School of Medicine) See below for descriptions 12:00-13:00 Lunch break 13:00-16:00 Afternoon workshops (concurrent) - Memes (Susan Blackmore, University of the West of England) - Integration of Functional Neuroimaging with Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Implications for Research on Consciousness CANCELLED - Living without Touch and Proprioc eption: from Phenomenology to PET. (Jonathan Cole, Poole Hospital, and the University of Southampton) - Color and Color Experience: Physicalism, Externalism, Internalism, and Projectivism (Brian McLaughlin and Zoltán Jakab) - Emergence, Reduction and Nonreductive Interdependence: Understanding the Matter Consciousness Relation. (Robert Van Gulick, Syracuse University) - Vision and Consciousness: Experimental E vidence and its Implications (Arash Sahraie, University of Aberdeen, and Larry Weiskrantz, University of Ox ford) See below for descriptions 16:00-16:40 Coffee Break (LSRC Lobby) 16:40-16:45 Welcoming Remarks Güven Güzeldere [Duke] 16:45-17:00 Opening address of the conference Provost Peter Lange [Duke] 17:00-18:10 ASSC Pre sidential lecture: Larry Weiskrantz [Oxford] "Prime-Sight In a Blind-Sight Subject" Introduction: Ron Mangun [Duke] (LSRC Love Auditorium) 18:10-20:00 Opening Reception Recital: Flute-Guitar Duet -Alma Coefman and Bill Stewart- (LS RC Lobby) Free E vening May 28: 8:00- Registration begins / check-in [all day] (LSRC Lobby) 8:30-9:40: Plenary Talk: Dale Purves [Duke] "Why We See Brightness and Color the Way We Do" Chair: Kathleen Akins [Simon Fraser University] Commentator: James A. Schirillo [Wake Forest University] (LSRC Love Auditorium) 9:40-10:00: Coffee Break 10:00-12:40: Plenary Symposium: Visual Consciousne ss & Change/Inattentional Blindness Speakers: Ronald Rensink [University of Briti sh Columbia] "Change Blindness: Implications for the Study of Visual Consciousness" Arien Mack [New School] "Inattentional Blindness" Jeremy Wolfe [Harvard] "From stimulus to perception: 'Small is the gate and narrow the road' " Chair: Güven Güzeldere [Duke] Commentator: Colin MacLeod [University of Toronto] 12:40-14:00 Lunch break 14:00-15:30 Concurrent se ssi ons – I (Sanford Institute) I-A Functionalism, Content, and Conscious Experience (c hair: Fred Adams, Univ. of Delaware) I-B Implicit Processes, Inhibition, and Memory (chair: David Rubin, Duke) I-C Higher Order Theories of Consciousness (chair: Alex Rosenberg, Duke) I-D Attention and Neural Correlates of Visual Perception (chair: Gillian Einstein, NIH) Session I-A Session I-B Session I-C Session I-D Robert Lurz William Robinson (Indian River Michael Anderson (Iowa State Community John Eastwood, Smilek (University of Oregon): College): University): D., Merickle, P.M. Inhibitory Control and Colors, Arousal, Ad vancing the (University of Waterloo): the Regulation of Functionalism, and Debate Between Facial Features and Phenomenal Individual HO and FO Attention Awareness Differences Accounts of Consciousness Steve Joordens, Wilson D., Spalek T. Robert Van Douglas Meehan (University of Toronto): (CUNY Graduate Gulick (Syracuse Yoshi Tamori, Ken Mogi Do divisions of attention University) (Kanazawa Institute of Center): surgically reduce the Consciousness and Technology): Sensational likelihood of a stimulus Meta-mental Neural correlates of Properties and entering consciousness Content: an perceptual change in Nonconceptual while having no affect Alternative Model binocular rivalry. Content on the unconscious (HOGS) processing of the stimulus? Nuwan Kurukulasuriya, Jian Mu, Justin Rawley, Doug Lowe, Steven Frank, Dway ne Joordens S. (Trent Godwyn (Wake Forest Susanna Siegel University): David M. University): (Harvard University): Conscious and Rosenthal (CUNY A New Role for the Information Unconscious Influences Graduate Center): Reticular Acti vating Represented by of Memory Following Unity of System in the Stream Conscious Visual Superficial Encoding: Consciousness and Consciousness: Nitric States When Do Unconscious the Self Oxide Selectively Controls Influences Increase the Influence of Retinal Over Time? and Coritcal Synapses Made Upon Thalamic Relay Neurons 15:30-16:00 Coffee break (LSRC Lobby) 16:00-18:00: Invited Colloquium: Recent Developments in Change Blindne ss Scott Huettel [Duke] "Functional Neuroimaging of Change Blindness" Daniel Levin [Kent State University] "Relationships Among Metacognitions About Visual Attention, Change Blindness and Estimates of Picture Memory." Luiz Pessoa [NIMH] "The Neural Substrates Of Change Detection" Diane Beck [University College London] "The Neural Correlat es of Change Detection and Change Blindness" Chair: John Staddon [Duke] 18:30-20:30 BANQUET (Sanford Institute's lawn) (North Carolina BBQ and the works/25$) 20:30-23:00 Poster Sessi on (posters stay throughout conference SEE COMPLETE LIST OF PRES ENTERS BELOW) (S anford Institute) May 29: 8:30-9:40 Plenary Talk: Marcus Raichle [Washington University St.Loui s] "A Default Mode of Brain Function: Finding the Neural Baseline of Consciousness" Chair: Marty Woldorff [Duke] Commentator: Roberto Cabeza [Duke] 9:40-10:00: Coffee Break (LSRC Lobby) 10:00-12:00: Plenary Symposium: Schizophrenia and Pathological Consciousne ss George Graham [University of Alabama] "The Metaphysics of Selfhood in Disorders of Self-Consciousness and Self-Ascription" Aysenil Belger [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill] "Impairments Of Action Monitoring In Schizophrenia: Neuroimaging Of Sensory-Mot or Regulation Deficits" Chair: Chri s Fri th [University College London] Commentator: Owen Flanagan [Duke] 12:00-14:30 Lunch break / Recreational A fternoon Free time 13:00-14:00 conc urrent tours (see flyer) Tour of the Chapel and Organ concert at the Duke Chapel Tour of Duke Gardens Tour of the Primate Center Tour of B IAC and MRI facilities 14:30-16:00 Concurrent se ssi ons – II (Sanford Institute) II-A Bodily Awareness, Expectation, and Pain (chair: Elizabeth Brannon, Duke) II-B Visual Experience and Filling In (chair: Greg Lockhead, Duke) II-C Functional Explanation, Experience, and Dreams (chair: Tina Williams, Duke) II-D P henomenal Experienc e, Explanatory Gap, and Zombies (chair: Brian Cantwell Smith, Duke) Session II-A Session II-B Session II-C Session II-D Frédéric Bouchard William Wojtach (Duke University): Josh Weisberg (Duke University): Function and Graham Hubbs (University of (CUNY Graduate Filling In as an Acti ve Adaptation: Providing Pittsburgh): Center): Process: Evidence a Bridge Between Sellars and the Expectation, Error, and From the Rapid Biology and Content of Consciousness Disappearance of Psychology for an Consciousness Entoptic Images Evolutionary Account of Consciousness Rocco Gennaro Steven Lehar Antti Revonsuo Tillmann Vierkant (Indiana State (Schepens Eye (Academy of Finland): (Ma x-Planck-Institu University): Research Institute): The Content and te for Psychological Jean-Paul Sartre and A Quantitative Analysis Function of Dream Research): the HOT Theory of of the Dimensions of Consciousness Zombie Mary Consciousness Conscious Experience Yoshio Nakamura, Richard Chapman Liang Lou, Jing Chen Mark Bishop Tamler Sommers (University of Utah): (Grand Valley State (University of (Duke University): How real is the University): Reading): Of Zombies, Color distinction between the Attention and Blind-spot Counterfactuals Can't Scientists, and sensory and affective Phenomenology Count Floating Iron Bars dimensions of pain? 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break (LS RC Lobby) 16:30-18:30 Invited Colloquium: Content of Bodily Awareness and Pain Perception Richard Chapman and Yoshio Nakamura [University of Utah] "Measuring Pain: An Int rospective Look at Introspection" Bill Maixner [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill] "The E ffects of Barorec ptor Stimulation on Pain and Consciousness - an Interaction Between the Internal and External Environment." Donald Price [University of Florida] "Integrating an Experiential Approach with Brain Imaging to Explore the 'Hard' Problems of Pain and Consciousness" Robert Coghill [Wake Forest University] " The Intensity of Pain and the Individual Pain Experience: Insights from Functional Brain Imaging" Chair: Ken Sufka [Uni versity of Mi ssi ssippi ] FREE EVENING May 30: 8:30-10:30: Plenary symposi um: Social and Affective Contents of Perceptual Consciousne ss Speakers: Gregory McCarthy [Duke] "Substrate for the Perception of Socially Relevant Signals" Ralph Adolphs [University of Iowa] "Emotion and the Human Brain" Chair: Susan Blackmore [University of the West of England] Commentator: Kevin LaBar [Duke] 10:30-10:50: Coffee Break 10:50-12:50 Subjectivity and the Perspectival Character of Consciousness Speakers: John Perry [Stanford] Varieties of Content and Pers pectival Consciousness William G. Lycan [University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill] Perspectival Representation and the Knowledge Argument Chair: David Rosenthal [City University of New York] Commentator: Murat Aydede [Universi ty of Chicago] 12:50-14:00 Lunch break 14:00-15:30 Concurrent se ssions – III (Sanford Institute) III-A Introspection and Self-Report (chair: David Sanford, Duke) III-B Phenomenology and Disorders of Perception (chair: Yoko Arisaka, University of San Francisco) III-C Color Perception and Representation (chair: Frédéric Bouchard, Duke) III-D Binding and Conscious Experience (chair:Michael Platt, Duke) Session III-A Session III-B Session III-C Session III-D Rick Cai (Harvard William Seager Ulrich Ansorge, Odmar Zoltan Jakab University): (University of Neumann (Bielefeld (Carleton Slicing the stream of Toronto): University): University): consciousness: how Belief, Desire and Direct parameter Phenomenal the brain connects Introspection specification Projection abrupt events to continuous changes Noam Sagiv, Victoria McGeer Antonio Rodriguez, Thomas Polger Patrik Vuilleumier, (NYU/Simon Fraser Bruce Bennett, Donald (University of Robert T. Knight, University): Hoffman, William Cincinnati): Out of the Mouths of Lynn C. Shankle, Junko Hara, True Colors, or How Robertson (UC Autistics: Subjective James Fallon (UC to Be Right About Berkeley/ University Report and its Place Irvine): Red by Being College London): in Cognitive EEG Signatures of Rigid Wrong About Color Face to Face with Ttheorising Motion Perception Binding Problems Leon Deouell, Shlomo Ville Ojanen, Antti Bentin, Nachum Revonsuo Eddy Nahmias John Kulvicki Soroker (The Hebrew (Helsinky University (University of (Florida State University of Jerusalem): of Technology): Chicago): University): Prerequisites of An Information, Verbal Reports About awareness to Electrophysiological Isomorphism, and the Contents of extra-personal events: Correlate of Visual Perceptual Consciousness Electrophysiological Awareness - ERP Availability investigation of unilateral and Behavioral neglect patients Studies 15:30-15:50 Coffee Break (LS RC Lobby) 15:50-17:50: Plenary Symposium: Unity of Sensation and Control in Consciousne ss Speakers: Earl Miller [MIT] "Prefrontal cortex and the neural basis of cognitive control" Barry Stein [Wake Forest University] "Multisens ory Int egration" Chair: David Fitzpatrick [Duke] Commentator:Ron Mangun [Duke] 18:00-18:40 Closing Plenary Lecture: Chri s Fri th [University College London] "Attention to Action and Awareness of Other Minds" Chair: Gregory McCarthy [Duke] 18:45-21:00 Closing Reception 21:00-00:00 E vening at the Jazz Club POSTER PRESENTER LIST (posters will be on display from May 28th 20h30) ARCAYA, Jose -Psychology Department John Jay College, CUNY: THE GENE RAL V IEW OF MEMORY: A PHENOME NOLOGICAL ANALYS IS BEECKMANS, John M. -Faculty of Engineering Science University of Western Ontario: THE CHROMA TIC RICHNESS HYPOTHESIS BRIS COE, Garry J. -University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: DUAL-PA TH MODEL OF COGNITION AND CONSCIOUSNESS BROWN, Steven Ravett -University of Oregon: STRUCTURAL PHE NOME NOLOGY: A TOP-DOWN ANALY TIC ME THODOLOGY CHI U, Ming-Jang & HS IEH, Ming H. & LIU, Kristina & LIU, Shi-Kai & HWU, Hai-Gwo & CHE N, Andrew -Department of Neurology & Department of Psychiatry National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine: IMPAIRMENT OF COLOR-PA TTE RN IMPLICIT LEARNING AND P50 PRE-P ULSE INHIBITION IN SCHIZOP HRE NIC PA TIENTS A 2D BRAIN MAPPING S TUDY COLBURN, Mary Louise & KUIKE N, D. & MIALL, D. S. -Department of Psychology University of Alberta: FELT MEANING AND SY NAESTHE TIC ME TAP HOR IN AESTHE TIC E XPERIE NCE DELUCA, John W. & DALY, Ray -Mind Stuff SM, Livonia, MI and Wayne State University School of Medicine Neurobiofeedback Wellness Cent re and University of Windsor: TRANSFORMA TION OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN BUDDHIS T TANTRIC MEDITA TION DEMPSEY, Liam P. -Department of Philosophy University of Western Ont ario: MIND-B ODY IDE NTITY: TONIC FOR THE EPIPHE NOMIC DROEGE, Paula -Department of Philosophy Hart wick College: DRE TSKE’S TROUBLE SPOT FAW, Bill -Brewton-Parker College, Mt Vernon, GA: WORK ING MEMORY: POS TE RIOR CONTENT A ND PREFRONTA L CONTROL GENNARO, Rocco. and HE RRMANN, Doug. -Indiana State University THE UNITY OF MIND, EVERYDAY MEMORY FA ILURES, AND SLIPS OF ACTIONS GOMES, Gilberto -Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro: IDEAS AND THOUGHTS AS CONTENTS OF CONSCIOUS NESS IWATA, Kazuki & NAKAO, Mitsuyuki & YAMAMOTO, Mitsuaki -Lab. of Neurophysiology and Bioinformatics, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan: DY NAMICS OF POLYGRAPHIC S IGNALS UNDER SENSORY DEP RIVA TION AND THE IR RELA TION TO S TA TES OF CONSCIOUSNESS KALLIO, Sakari & REVONSUO, A. R. -Department of Psychology University of Skövde, Sweden and University of Turku, Finland KIM, Hyo Eun -Department of Philosophy Duk e University, Ewha Women’s University, Korea. BLINDS IGHT AND THE E XPLA NA TORY GAP KOENE, Randal A. -Department of Psychology McGill University: MULTIP HASE CORTICO-HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORY MODELS FOR THE LEA RNING AND INTE GRA TION OF E XPLICIT K NOWLEDGE WITH ATTE NTIONAL GUIDA NCE KOJO, Ilpo &. LAARNI, J. -Center for Knowledge and Innovation Resea rch Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration MALMGREN, Helge -Dept. of Philosophy Göteborg University, Sweden INTROSPECTION, INNER SENSIB ILITY AND THE INNER-OUTER ME TAP HOR MOGI, Ken -Sony Computer Science Laboratories. QUALIA AND CA USALITY . MURATA, Tsut omu & MA TSUI, N & MIYAUCHI, S. & YANAGIDA, T. -Communications Research Laboratory, Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan DIS CRE TE S TOCHAS TIC DY NAMICS UNDE RLY ING SPONTANE OUS ALTE RNA TION OF VISUA L AWARENESS NGUYEN, A. Minh -Rutgers University & Hofstra University BLINDS IGHT IMPLIES UNCONS CIOUS E XPERIENCE PETRENKO, Victor -Psychological Faculty of Moscow State University CONS CIOUS NESS AS A PRODUCT OF THE SECOND S IGNAL SYS TEM PICCINI NI, Gualtiero -Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh MIND GAUGING: INTROSPECTION AS A PUBLIC EPIS TEMIC RESOURCE POHLMAN, Urs -Duke University THE DYNAMICAL CORRELA TES OF SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS AND FIRS T-PERS ON PERSPE CTIVE POISSANT, Hélène & MBEKOU, Valentin & DELISLE, José e & LECOMTE, Sarah -Department of Ed. Science and Psychology Groupe TDA H UQAM A TTE NTION AND CONSCIOUS NESS IN CHILDREN: A META COGNITIVE AND NEUROPSY CHOLOGICAL INVES TIGA TION PYLKKÄNEN, Paavo -University of Skövde, Sweden CONSCIOUS NESS AND INFORMA TION ROS E, David -Department of Psychology University of Surrey THE COMP LE XITY GAP AND THE HARD SOLUTION RYDER, Dan & FAVOROV, O.V. -Department of Philosophy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Central Florida THE SINBAD THEORY OF CORTICAL REP RESENTA TION SANFEY, John -General Medical Practitioner. Derby. UK THE QUALIA OF "NOW": KEY TO STRONG PHENOMENAL LAWS SEGAL, Eliaz -Department of Psychology The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. MEMORY AND THE FLOW OF TIME SHANON, Benny -Department of Psychology The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ALTE RE D TEMPORALITY SUNDQVIST, Fredrik -University of Göteborg, Sweden GES TA LT THEORY AND THE CONTENT OF CONSCIOUSNESS VAKALOP OULOS, Costa -MBBS. A SCIE NTIFIC PARA DIGM FOR CONS CIOUS NESS WALLER, Sara -California State University