[visionlist] Call for papers: Consciousness & Cognition (Special Issue): Neural mechanisms and markers of veridical and non-veridical conscious perception

Emily Ward ejward at wisc.edu
Mon May 17 16:14:26 -04 2021

Call for papers:

Consciousness & Cognition: Special Issue "Neural mechanisms and markers of
veridical and non-veridical conscious perception"

Submission deadline: August 20, 2021
Acceptance deadline: October 2021
Expected publication: January/February 2022


It is tempting to think that we see the world as it really is. But in fact,
we often perceive things that do not actually exist, while often failing to
perceive what is plainly in sight. What mechanisms result in veridical
conscious perception, and how do those mechanisms differ from various cases
of non-veridical conscious perception? To address these questions, any
approach must be informed by theories of conscious perception, but also
must be experimentally creative, relying on new methods designed to assess
the veridicality of conscious perception.

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight current approaches that
investigate veridical and non-veridical conscious perception, with a
special focus on the underlying neural mechanisms and markers. The special
issue will include research addressing particular theories of perception
and consciousness, including predictive coding, cognitive penetrability,
and phenomenal overflow, and also novel experimental designs for
distinguishing veridical vs. non-veridical experiences. Overall, the
special issue will comprise current topics at the forefront of research
into the nature of conscious perception.

- Neural correlates of consciousness
- Predictions/priors, expectation dependent biases vs sensitivity and their
- Experimental designs for distinguishing veridical vs non-veridical
- Topics related to sensation, perception, working memory, imagery, and
- Experimental research on phenomenal consciousness
- Iconic memory, inattentional blindness, ensemble/summary statistics re:
- Cognitive penetrability of sensory perception
- Re-analysis of existing data to yield new insights into awareness and
- Perspective pieces on how to improve theories of awareness and

Guest Editors:
Dr. Emily Ward (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Dr. Alex Maier (Vanderbilt University)
Dr. Jason Samaha (University of California Santa Cruz)
Dr. H. Steven Scholte (University of Amsterdam)

Emily Ward
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Visual Cognition Laboratory
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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