ASSC Conference, June 2008

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Location: Gis Convention Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Date: June 19-22, 2008
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We are glad to announce that the 12th annual meeting of Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held for the first time in Asia during 19-22 June, 2008, in Taipei, Taiwan.
The conference will take place at the heart of Taipei city, National Taiwan University.

Taipei is the home of Taipei 101, currently the tallest building in the world, and the National Palace Museum, with the world’s most sophisticated collection of Chinese art/antiques.
Within a short drive, the famous marble Taroko Gorge, sub-tropical forests covering towering mountains, and rising cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean are all within your reach.

Please join us in a meeting that will both stimulate your mind and senses at ASSC 12, Taipei.
To enquire about the meeting, please mail to

Scientific Program Committee Co-chairs: 
       Ralph Adolphs, California Institute of Technology, USA 
       Allen Houng, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan

Local Organizing Committee Co-chairs: 
       Allen Houng, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
       Jong-Tsun Huang, China Medical University, Taiwan

Presidential Address:
David Rosenthal, City University of New York, USA, topic: Why Are Mental States Ever Consciousness?

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Metzinger, The Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany, topic: The Self
Mitsuo Kawato, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan, topic: Computational Advantages of Internal Models as Self-Consciousness
Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University, Japan, topic: The Mind of the Chimpanzees
Susana Martinez-Conde, Barrow Neurological Institute,USA, topic: Microsaccades: Windows on the Mind

Confirmed Symposium Speakers:
Ned Block, New York University, USA
Victor Lamme, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sid Kouider, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Barbara Jones
, McGill University, Canada
Donald Pfaff, Rockefeller University, USA
Steven Laureys, University of Liege, Belgium
Haibo Di, Hangzhou Normal University, China
Charles Spence, University of Oxford, UK
Keiji Tanaka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Glyn Humphreys, University of Birmingham, UK
Shaul Hochstein, Life Sciences Institute and Neural Computation Center, Israel
Tim Bayne, University of Oxford, UK
Ryan McKay, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ian Gold, McGill University, Canada
Robyn Langdon, Macquarie University, Australia

Confirmed Tutorial Workshops:
Antoine Bechara, topic: Emotions, Feelings, and Decision-Making
Juliane Wilcke, topic: The Evolutionary Function of Consciousness
Jennifer Windt & Thomas Metzinger, topic: Neurophilosophical Approaches to the Dreaming Mind-a Contrastive Analysis of Dreaming and Wakefulness
Tim Bayne & Jakob Hohwy, topic: Creature Consciousness and State Consciousness: Explanatory Strategies in the Study of Consciousness
Andrew Brook, topic: Terminology in Consciousness Studies
Shigeru Kitazawa & Shin’ya Nishida, topic: Adaptive Anomalies in Conscious Time Perception

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