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AISB event Bulletin Item

Perception, Action, Consciousness Conference: 2nd call for registrations, poster submissions


1-3 July 2007
The Orangery, Goldney Hall ( ), Clifton , University of Bristol, UK

Second call for registrations (deadline June 19; VISA and Mastercard accepted) and poster submissions (deadline May 25).

Confirmed Speakers:
Dana Ballard, Ned Block, Andy Clark, Mel Goodale, Susan Hurley, Pierre Jacob, Mohan Matthen, David Milner, Mike Morgan, Alva No, Yves Rossetti, Jeroen Smeets, Giuseppe Vallar, Rob Wilson.

RATIONALE: There are two broad streams of thought about the relations of action to visual consciousness:  the integrationist or 'active' or 'enactive' sensorimotor dynamics camp, who view action as integral to consciousness, and the relatively separatist camp, including the two visual systems view, who regard sensorimotor control/dorsal functions as unconscious and consciousness as associated with ventral functions.   The time is ripe to bring  proponents of these different streams together, along with the distinct streams of evidence to which they appeal, to better understand whether there really is a conflict between them, how any conflicting lines of evidence might be reconciled, and the broader theoretical picture concerning relations between action and perceptual consciousness.

For registration and further information, see 

To submit a poster, please send an abstract of 500 - 1000 words in rtf or pdf format to and copy to . 

The deadline for poster submission is 25th May 2007. We will notify the successful poster applicants within two weeks after the deadline. 
As we will follow a blind reviewing process, please do not mention your name (s), institutional affiliation(s) and email(s) in the abstract but include them in the body of your email message.
Poster titles and abstracts will be circulated in the conference packs to encourage participants to visit the posters. The size of the poster is to be 1m wide (maximum) x 60 cm high (landscape orientation).
There will be a virtual poster session for the accepted submissions. If you wish to include your poster in the virtual session you will need to send us the final poster in pdf format, up to 10 pages (including text, pictures, diagrams, etc.) in A4 size for easy printing. The virtual poster session will be posted in the conference website and will remain up after the conference, along with the rest of the conference website.
Please include in the body of your email message whether or not you would like to take part in the virtual poster session if your poster is accepted.
We will only put up posters authored by someone attending the conference (joint authorship is fine). If your poster has been accepted you must register to attend the conference. Also, your poster will be included in the virtual session only after you have registered.
Hope to see you there!

All queries to the conference organizer: 
Dr, N. Gangopadhyay