Date/Time: Fri 08 Jul - Sat 09 Jul / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Building H, Caulfield Campus
Attention, Consciousness & Self
ABSTRACT – Attention plays a central role in our conscious mental lives, but its exact contribution to perception, action, and self-consciousness remains poorly understood. This workshop aims to initiate a dialogue between cognitive neuroscientists and philosophers of mind working in Eastern and Western traditions.
*Jeroen van Boxtel (Monash):* Separating attention from consciousness through aftereffect manipulations
*Olivia Carter (Melbourne):* Pharmacology and consciousness – what do we know?
*Monima Chadha (Monash) & Jennifer Windt (Monash):* Attending to tasks
*Jonardon Ganeri (NYU):* Attention and knowledge
*Philip Gerrans (Adelaide):* Covert and overt attention in emotional experience. What and how do we feel?
*Jakob Hohwy (Monash):* Attention as statistical inference
*Dan Hutto (Wollongong):* Skilled performance, attentional anchors and the question of awareness
*Richard Menary (Macquarie):* The predictive self
*Naotsugu Tsuchiya (Monash):* What is it like to be a bat? A pathway to the answer from the Integrated Information Theory
Enquiries contact Monima Chadha and Jennifer Windt