Conference Topic Areas

Please note that you can choose two topic areas for your abstract when you submit it.

1. Philosophy

1.1 The concept of consciousness
1.2 Metaphysics of consciousness
1.3 Materialism and dualism
1.4 Qualia
1.5 Machine consciousness
1.6 Mental causation and the function of consciousness
1.7 The ’hard-problem’ and the explanatory gap
1.8 Emergence and consciousness
1.9 Higher order thought
1.10 Epistemology and philosophy of science
1.11 Personal identity and the self
1.12 Free will and agency
1.13 Intentionality and representation
1.14 Miscellaneous

2. Neuroscience

2.1 Neural correlates of consciousness (general)
2.2 Vision
2.3 Other sensory modalities
2.4 Motor control
2.5 Memory and learning
2.6 Blindsight
2.7 Neuropsychology and neuropathology
2.8 Anesthesia
2.9 Cellular and sub-neural processes
2.10 Quantum neurodynamics
2.11 Pharmacology
2.12 Neural synchrony and binding
2.13 Emotion
2.14 Sleep and waking
2.15 Specific brain areas
2.16 Miscellaneous

3. Cognitive Sciences and Psychology

3.1 Attention
3.2 Vision
3.3 Other sensory modalities
3.4 Memory and learning
3.5 Emotion
3.6 Language
3.7 Mental imagery
3.8 Implicit and explicit processes
3.9 Unconscious/conscious experience
3.10 Sleep and dreaming
3.11 Cognitive development
3.12 Artificial intelligence and robotics
3.13 Neural networks and connectionism
3.14 Cognitive architectures
3.15 Comparative psychology
3.16 Self-consciousness and metacognition
3.17 Temporal consciousness
3.18 Intelligence and creativity
3.19 Miscellaneous

4. Physical and Biological Sciences

4.1 Quantum theory
4.2 Space and time
4.3 Integrative models
4.4 Emergent and hierarchical systems
4.5 Nonlinear dynamics
4.6 Logic and computational theory
4.7 Bioelectromagnetics/resonance effects
4.8 Biophysics and living processes
4.9 Evolution of consciousness
4.10 Medicine and healing
4.11 Miscellaneous

5. Experiential approaches

5.1 Phenomenology
5.2 Meditation, contemplation and mysticism
5.3 Hypnosis
5.4 Other altered states of consciousness
5.5 Transpersonal and humanistic psychology
5.6 Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
5.7 Lucid dreaming
5.8 Anomalous experiences
5.9 Parapsychology
5.10 Miscellaneous

6. Culture and humanities

6.1 Literature and hermeneutics
6.2 Art and aesthetics
6.3 Music
6.4 Religion
6.5 Mythology
6.6 Sociology
6.7 Anthropology
6.8 Information technology
6.9 Ethics and legal studies
6.10 Education
6.11 Miscellaneous