Graduate Student Association of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition at National Yang Ming University
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Consciousness 2009
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
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 email@example.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.