Program

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2017

FRIDAY, January 27th, 2017

8:15-8:40 – Registration: Morning refreshments

8:40-8:45 – Eve Isham: Welcome

8:45-9:00 – John Gaspar – TBA

9:00-9:15 – Lara Krisst – Examining preparatory EEG activity during simple vs. complex decisions in a Libet paradigm

9:15-9:50 – Zoe Drayson: Theories of the unconscious mind

9:50-10:25 – Philippe Goldin: Decentering and cognitive reappraisal of negative self-beliefs

10:25-10:35 —break—              

10:35-11:10 – Richard Staba: Fast and Slow Electrical Oscillations in the Mammalian Brain during Wakefulness and Sleep

11:10-11:45 – Tim Hanks: Neural circuit analysis during an accumulation of evidence decision task

11:45-12:00 – Felix Bacigalupo – Lateralized EEG alpha-band power decreases as a mechanism for attentional target selection                

12:00-12:10 —break—

12:10-1:00 – Patricia Churchland (Keynote)                  

1:00-2:30 – Lunch & Posters: Complimentary lunch to the first 50 registrants

2:30-2:45 – Sucharit Katyal – Meditative states of consciousness in the hierarchy of cognition          
 
2:45-3:20 – Adele Seelke: Beyond Love: How Oxytocin shapes the brain

3:20-3:55 – Michael Spivey: Who You Are: The Dynamics of Brain-Body- Environment

3:55-4:05 —break—

4:05-4:40 – Jacqueline Snow: A functional role for dorsal cortex in coding the physical size of real familiar objects

4:40 5:15 – David Corina: TBA

5:15 – Awards/Remarks
 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2016

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FRIDAY, March 4, 2016

8:30-9:00 – Registration                     Morning refreshments

8:55-9:00 – Eve Isham                          Welcome

9:00-9:30 – Joy Geng                            Individual category representations in the prefrontal cortex predict the efficiency of attentional selection

9:30-9:50 – Andrew X Stewart             Online classification of visual perception

9:50-10:10 – Felix Bacigalupo              The late positive potential (LPP) as a marker of conscious fear processing

10:10-10:35 – Arne Ekstrom                 New frontiers in navigation and consciousness: The brain on teleportation and in highly immersive realistic virtual environment

10:35-10:40 —break—

10:40-11:00 – Naomi Worth                 Self-Narrative, Autobiographical Self, No Self: Theories of Consciousness from Social Psychology, Neuroscience and Buddhism

11:00-11:30 – Alyssa Ney                     The empirical case for physicalism

11:30-12:00 – Michael Pitts                  Inattentional blindness and visual awareness without report

12:00-12:10 —break—

12:10-1:00 – Christof Koch                  The neural correlates of consciousness: Progress and problems

1:00-2:45 – Lunch & Posters                Complimentary lunch to the first 80 registrants

2:45-3:15 – Ezequiel Morsella               Passive Frame Theory: A new synthesis

3:15-3:45 – Steve Luck                          Consciousness, cognitive flexibility, and the brain

3:45-4:05 – Daniel Toker                       Putting Measures of Information Integration to the Test

4:05-4:15 —break—

4:15-5:00 – Panel discussion                Does consciousness have a function? Moderated by Ron Mangun

 

SATURDAY, March 5, 2016

8:30-9:20 – Mentor Morning             An opportunity for students and postdocs to meet with the speakers in small groups

9:30-10:00 – David Edelman              Seeing far, biding time: cephalopod eyes and the evolution and function of consciousness

10:00-10:30 – Amy Kind                      Consciousness and Imagination

10:30-10:50 – James Blackmon         Hemispherectomies, the Wada Test, and a Plurality of Minds

10:50-11:00 —break—

11:00-11:30 – Paul Hastings               Pause and reflect: Does inhibitory control help children to be more self-aware?

11:30-12:00 – Tracey Kahan               Self-reflective consciousness in dreaming: An adaptive edge?

12:00-1:00 – Eve Isham                      Awards / light refreshments / farewell