Conference announcement


Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas
June 22 – June 25, 2007

The 11th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held from June 22nd to June 25th, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Imperial Palace Hotel). The meeting promises to be both intellectually stimulating and very enjoyable!

ASSC11 is intended to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study of consciousness. The overall goal of the conference is to promote the scientific study of consciousness in all of its forms.

For latest updates, please check the conference website:

The web site will be continually evolving, so please visit often for updated information.

Confirmed speakers include:

. Marvin Chun, Yale University
. David Edelman, The Neurosciences Institute
. Graziano Fiorito, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
. Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara
. Alison Gopnik, University of California, Berkeley
. Heather Gray, Harvard University
. Alumit Ishai, University of Zurich
. Anthony Jack, Washington University
. Joshua Knobe, University of North California
. Sid Kouider, Ecole Normale Superieure
. Rafi Malach, Weizmann Institute of Science
. Bjorn Merker, Royal University College of Music
. Irene Pepperberg, University of Arizona
. Luiz Pessoa, Brown University
. Philip Robbins, Washington University
. David Rosenthal, City University of New York
. Anil Seth, The Neurosciences Institute
. Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin

This is the FIRST call for paper and poster proposals. As in previous years a significant portion of the program will be set aside for concurrent sessions of submitted talks and poster sessions. ASSC11 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.


Speakers in concurrent sessions are invited to talk on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Submissions that include anthropological, evolutionary, physiological, psychological, philosophical, or computational perspectives are all welcome.

Submissions for both posters and talks will be accepted (please specify preference). Any person may present only one submission, but may be co-author on more than one.

Submit by filling out the appropriate form at:

Please note: talks and posters are selected based on an aggregate vote of the scientific program committee (members vote on all abstracts barring those in which a conflict of interest arises). Proposals that pass a given threshold will be considered for an oral or poster presentation; those that pass a lower threshold will be considered for a poster presentation only (this in no way implies that posters are considered a “lower” medium for presentation, but rather reflects the restricted number of talk slots available). Qualities considered in assessing abstracts include originality, relevance to research on consciousness (good, but seemingly irrelevant work will receive lower scores), and clarity of ideas (ASSC11 is an interdisciplinary conference, as such its expected that proposals should be intelligible for all members of committee regardless of research background). Membership status, category of talk, and presentation preference (oral/poster) are ignored when scoring proposals.


***EARLY REGISTRATION FEES will be available until APRIL 1st, 2007***

As in previous years, discounted registration will be available to ASSC members, who will also enjoy a range of book discounts and other member benefits. The registration discount will be greater than the cost of membership, so prospective members are encouraged to join ASSC now! To find out more about the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and to apply for membership, please consult our website at

ASSC11 Scientific Program Committee: Susana Martinez-Conde (co-chair),
Stephen Macknik (co-chair), Marisa Carrasco, Zoltan Dienes, Allen
Houng, Steven Laureys, Alva Noe, and Elisabeth Pacherie

Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience
Division of Neurobiology
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Rd
Phoenix AZ 85013, USA

Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484
Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172
Email: smart (AT)


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