Sunday, December 21, 2008

Boston University Grad Conf. on Consciousness

C A L L F O R P A P E R A B S T R A C T S
With Keynote Speakers
Alva Noë and Giulio Tononi
April 24 - 25, 2009


Please note: the deadline for abstracts has been extended to February 1st, 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.

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