[visionlist] ASSC11 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MONDAY!!

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Fri Apr 13 16:37:14 GMT 2007


*** ASSC 2007 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MONDAY,
APRIL 16th!!***

 

You still have a chance to enjoy the early registration rates for ASSC
2007... but don't put off your registration one more moment!

 

The ASSC 2007 meeting in *** LAS VEGAS: THE CONSCIOUSNESS CAPITAL OF THE
WORLD *** promises to draw your attention and command your awareness!

 

11th ANNUAL MEETING: THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF
CONSCIOUSNESS (ASSC)

Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas

June 22 - June 25, 2007

http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com <http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com/>  

 

*******************************    EVENTS   *******************************

 

THE MAGIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS SYMPOSIUM

DO NOT MISS the first scientific event to bring in WORLD FAMOUS magicians:
Teller, from Penn & Teller, The Amazing Randi, The Great Tomsoni, Mac King,
and Apollo Robbins, Professional Thief and Pickpocket, to share their deep
insights into the covert manipulation of attention and awareness! This event
promises to astound you, to delight you, and to make you take magic
seriously as an important experimental tool in the study of consciousness.

 

*Teller*, of Penn & Teller, will discuss the mechanisms of:

"Disguising one action as another" 

Such as the difference between motion and action ("Action is motion with a
purpose")

 

Apollo Robbins, Professional Thief and Pickpocket, who successfully
pickpocketed the presidential secret service guarding Jimmy Carter, will
discuss:

"Misdirection is the story that you make them remember"

Or how the audience believes what they are tricked into believing, despite
evidence to the contrary

 

Mac King, headliner at Harrah's on The Strip, will speak about why:

"It's a bad idea to do the same trick twice"

And why magicians never announce their tricks in advance 

 

James Randi, aka The Amaz!ng Randi, and Founder of the James Randi
Foundation will present: 

"Implying data that isn't there" 

Or how an audience can be lulled into eagerly accepting suggestions and
unspoken information

 

Johnny Thompson, from The Great Tomsoni and Co. will talk about:

"Closing all the doors"

Or the importance of reducing all potential explanations to nothing but
magic

 

Register for ASSC 2007 now and don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!!
http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com <http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com/>  

 

ASSC members and anybody applying for ASSC membership (regular, affiliate,
or student) by April 16 are eligible for DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION RATES.  

ASSC Membership fees are much smaller than the registration discount
applicable to members, so become an ASSC member now!!

 

You can apply for ASSC membership at http://assc.caltech.edu
<http://assc.caltech.edu/>     

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

This year's ASSC promotes interdisciplinary dialogue in the scientific study
of consciousness, with numerous exciting events and symposia that will bring

you up-to-date with the cutting-edge discoveries in the field!

 

Confirmed speakers include:

. Marvin Chun, Yale University 

. David Edelman, The Neurosciences Institute 

. Graziano Fiorito, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn 

. Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara 

. Alison Gopnik, University of California, Berkeley 

. Heather Gray, Harvard University 

. Alumit Ishai, University of Zurich 

. Anthony Jack, Washington University 

. Joshua Knobe, University of North Carolina 

. Sid Kouider, Ecole Normale Superieure 

. Rafi Malach, Weizmann Institute of Science 

. Bjorn Merker, Royal University College of Music 

. Irene Pepperberg, Harvard University 

. Luiz Pessoa, Brown University 

. Philip Robbins, Washington University 

. David Rosenthal, City University of New York 

. Anil Seth, University of Sussex 

. Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin 

 

VENETIAN OPENING RECEPTION

We will start off with an outstanding reception at CANALETTO, in The
Venetian Resort-Casino. A taste of the finest hors d'oeuvres in a
spectacular setting with breathtaking views of the Grand Canal and gondolas
passing below. Chef Luigi Bomparola will recreate the unique flavors of
Venice. Don't miss it!

 

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PAPER AND POSTER SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, APRIL 16th

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On any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness, including
anthropological, evolutionary, physiological, psychological, philosophical,
or computational perspectives.

 

Submit by filling out the appropriate form at:
http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com <http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com/>


 

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 

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***EARLY REGISTRATION FEES are available until MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 2007***

 

ASSC members and anybody applying for ASSC membership (regular, affiliate,
or student) by April 16 are eligible for DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION RATES.  

ASSC Membership fees are much smaller than the registration discount
applicable to members, so become an ASSC member now!!

ASSC members will also enjoy a range of book discounts and other member
benefits. 

 

You can apply for ASSC membership at http://assc.caltech.edu
<http://assc.caltech.edu/> , and register for the conference at
http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com <http://assc2007.neuralcorrelate.com/> 

 

See you in Las Vegas!!     

 

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ASSC11 Scientific Program Committee: Susana Martinez-Conde (co-chair),  

Stephen Macknik (co-chair), Marisa Carrasco, Zoltan Dienes, Allen  

Houng, Steven Laureys, Alva Noe, and Elisabeth Pacherie

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Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD

Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience

Division of Neurobiology

Barrow Neurological Institute

350 W. Thomas Rd

Phoenix AZ 85013, USA

 

Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484

Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172

Email: smart at neuralcorrelate.com

http://www.neuralcorrelate.com/smc_lab

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