VisionScienceList: Call for CogSci Conference

Erik Myin (
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 11:58:47 +0100


Brussels, 17-19 May 1999
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Centrum voor Empirische Epistemologie

Consciousness and Art will be held at the 'Vrije Universiteit Brussel',
Brussels, Belgium.

The aim of the conference is to highlight the fertility of the cognitive
science approach to perception for the understanding of Consciousness and
Art, as exemplified by the recent books of Susan Hurley on Consciousness
and Semir Zeki on Art (Consciousness in Action, Harvard University Press,
1998; Inner Vision, forthcoming).

Each of the themes -perception and consciousness and perception and art-
will be treated during one third of the conference time, with invited
speakers. Another third of the conference is reserved for presentations
based on submitted proposals.

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers are (as of November 8 1998):

-Jose Luis Bermudez (CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and Philosophy,
University of Stirling)
-Marc De Mey (Philosophy, University of Ghent)
-Clyde Hardin (Philosophy, Syracuse University)
-Susan Hurley (Philosophy, University of Warwick),
-Martin Kemp (Trinity College, Oxford -provisional)
-Marcel Kinsbourne (Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York),
-Alva NoŽ (Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz)
-JoŽlle Proust (CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris),
-Luc Steels (Artificial Intelligence, Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
-Semir Zeki (Institute of Neurology, University College London)

More speakers will be added to this list later

Call for papers

Researchers from any domain in cognitive science whose work is related to
the conference themes are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation
at the conference. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be sent
preferably by e-mail to If this is impossible, the paper
mail address is: Erik Myin, Fac. L.&W., Vwij (EMEP), VUB, Pleinlaan 2,
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. In the latter case, please include a version of
the abstract on floppy on any regular Mac or Windows wordprocessor. The
deadline for abstracts is January 18, 1999. Authors will be acknowledged of
reception without delay and of acceptance status before March 1, 1999.

More Information

More detailed information is available at, or can be obtained by
e-mailing to, or writing to: Erik Myin, Fac. L.&W., Vwij
(EMEP), VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. For your convenience, a
registration of interest form can be found below.

Cognitive Science Conference on Perception, Consciousness and Art
registration of interest form

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