Program -2012

February 17th-March 2nd 2012

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We had a record breaking conference this year with over 16,000 hits during the two weeks of the conference (roughly 37% increase from CO1) and 343 total comments in the sessions (roughly 35% increase from CO1). Comments in the feedback session will stay open; both conscious and unconscious thoughts welcome! 🙂

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Invited Talk

Bernard Baars, The Neuroscience Institute

The Biological Cost of Consciousness

Special Session on Attention, Awareness, and Expectation organized by the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior

  1. Marisa Carrasco, New York University

    Attention Alters Perception

  2. Floris P. de Lange, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior

    Shaping Perception by Attention and Expectation

  3. Jacqueline Gottlieb, Columbia University

    Decision Mechanisms for Attention

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. James Dow, Hendrix College

    On the Developmental Conditions of Self-Consciousness

  2. Peter Carruthers, Logan Fletcher, and J. Brendan Ritchie (all at) University of Maryland

    Evolving Self-Consciousness

      Joel Smith, University of Manchester
      JeeLoo Liu, California State University, Fullerton

  3. Radu J. Bogdan, Tulane University

    Self-Consciousness: Executive Design, Sociocultural Grounds

      Kyle Ferguson Graduate Center, CUNY
      Robert Lurz, Brooklyn College, CUNY
      Henry Shevlin Graduate Center, CUNY

Contributed Sessions

  1. Katalin Balog, Rutgers University Newark

    Psychology, Neuroscience, and the Consciousness Dilemma

  2. Wesley Buckwalter, The Graduate Center, CUNY & Mark Phelan, Lawrence University

    Does the S&M Robot Feel Guilty?

  3. Glenn Carruthers, Macquarie University and Elizabeth Schier, Macquarie University & Berlin School of Mind Brain

    Dissolving the Hard Problem of Consciousness

  4. Pete Mandik, William Paterson University

    Conscious-State Anti-Realism

  5. Barbara Gail Montero, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Must Physicalism Imply the Supervienence of the Mental on the Physical?

  6. Adrienne Prettyman, University of Toronto

    Empty Thoughts: An Explanatory Problem for Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness

  7. John Schwenkler, Mount St. Mary’s University

    Vision, Self-Location, and the Phenomenology of the ’Point of View’

  8. Miguel Sebastian, University of Barcelona

    Experiential Awareness: Do You Prefer It to Me?