Monday, December 29, 2008

Boston Graduate Conference on Consciousness

With Keynote Speakers
Alva Noë and Giulio Tononi
April 24 - 25, 2009*

Boston University is hosting the first interdisciplinary graduate
conference on consciousness studies from April 24-25, 2009. The purpose of the meeting is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the academic study of consciousness among interested graduate students working in *

philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science*

and other relevant disciplines. Graduate students are invited to submit anonymized abstracts presenting new empirical findings or novel theoretical approaches of 500 to 1,000 words to
consciousgrads@gmail.com by

*February 1st, 2009*.

All abstracts should be accompanied by a separate cover page in .doc or .pdf format
with the subject "abstract submission." Please indicate the paper's topic from the following list:
methodological investigations, models of consciousness, artificial intelligence, sensory modalities, attention, memory, awareness, emotion, the self, self-consciousness,
evolutionary consciousness, neuroethical implications, illusions, sleep, animal cognitition, or
other (please specify). The full length version of each paper will be collected following acceptance.

Although hotel accommodation will not be provided for graduate participants by the conference, we will do our best to provide suitable housing for the duration of each speaker's stay, as well as providing refreshments during the conference, a reception, and a formal dinner.

As this is an interdisciplinary conference, papers are expected to be relevant and accessible to
researchers of consciousness in any field. On that note, partnerships (or multi-authored papers)
with members in different fields are especially encouraged.

The website should be available soon: *http://www.bu.edu/conscious*.
If you have any questions, contact *consciousgrads@gmail.com
consciousgrads@gmail.com>*.

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