2nd International Workshop “Neuro-Cognitive Mechanisms of Conscious and Unconscious Visual Perception"

June 30 – July 2, 2014

Venue:

Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst
Germany

Organizers:

  • Markus Kiefer (Ulm, Germany)
  • Michael Niedeggen (Berlin, Germany)
  • Bruno Breitmeyer (Houston, U.S.A.) on behalf of the Research Network “Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of conscious and unconscious visual perception”

2nd International Workshop “Neuro-Cognitive Mechanisms of Conscious and Unconscious Visual Perception"

June 30 – July 2, 2014

Venue:

Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst
Germany

Organizers:

  • Markus Kiefer (Ulm, Germany)
  • Michael Niedeggen (Berlin, Germany)
  • Bruno Breitmeyer (Houston, U.S.A.) on behalf of the Research Network “Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of conscious and unconscious visual perception”

Elucidating the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century. We would like to invite you to join us in this endeavor and to participate in the international workshop on the “Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of conscious and unconscious visual perception” on June 30 – July 2, 2014. The workshop takes place at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Delmenhorst, Germany, close to Bremen. This three-day meeting is organized by the German Research Network on consciousness research and is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. This workshop will bring together leading researchers from different fields of human consciousness research such as visual masking, attention, subliminal priming and impairments of awareness following brain-damage using different experimental approaches and methodologies (e.g., behavioral, EEG, TMS, neuroimaging, single cell recordings). Due to the relatively small size of this conference, we expect a highly stimulating atmosphere that provides the basis for a fruitful and exciting intellectual exchange.

Elucidating the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century. We would like to invite you to join us in this endeavor and to participate in the international workshop on the “Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of conscious and unconscious visual perception” on June 30 – July 2, 2014. The workshop takes place at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Delmenhorst, Germany, close to Bremen. This three-day meeting is organized by the German Research Network on consciousness research and is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. This workshop will bring together leading researchers from different fields of human consciousness research such as visual masking, attention, subliminal priming and impairments of awareness following brain-damage using different experimental approaches and methodologies (e.g., behavioral, EEG, TMS, neuroimaging, single cell recordings). Due to the relatively small size of this conference, we expect a highly stimulating atmosphere that provides the basis for a fruitful and exciting intellectual exchange.

The following invited speakers will present their latest research in plenary talks:

  • Ulrich Ansorge, Vienna, Austria
  • Bruno Breitmeyer, Houston, USA
  • Niko Busch, Berlin, Germany
  • Axel Cleeremans, Brussels, Belgium
  • Bianca deHaan, Tübingen, Germany
  • Martin Eimer, London, U.K.
  • Andreas Engel, Hamburg, Germany
  • Melvyn Goodale, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Fred Hamker, Chemnitz, Germany
  • John-Dylan Haynes, Berlin, Germany
  • Robert Kentridge, Durham, U.K
  • Christian Kaernbach, Kiel, Germany
  • Markus Kiefer, Ulm, Germany
  • Rafael Malach, Rehovot, Israel
  • Uwe Mattler, Göttingen, Germany
  • Michael Niedeggen, Berlin, Germany
  • Heiko Reuss, Würzburg, Germany
  • Frank Tong, Nashville, USA
  • Rolf Verleger, Lübeck, Germany
  • Ralph Weidner, Jülich, Germany

The following invited speakers will present their latest research in plenary talks:

  • Ulrich Ansorge, Vienna, Austria
  • Bruno Breitmeyer, Houston, USA
  • Niko Busch, Berlin, Germany
  • Axel Cleeremans, Brussels, Belgium
  • Bianca deHaan, Tübingen, Germany
  • Martin Eimer, London, U.K.
  • Andreas Engel, Hamburg, Germany
  • Melvyn Goodale, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Fred Hamker, Chemnitz, Germany
  • John-Dylan Haynes, Berlin, Germany
  • Robert Kentridge, Durham, U.K
  • Christian Kaernbach, Kiel, Germany
  • Markus Kiefer, Ulm, Germany
  • Rafael Malach, Rehovot, Israel
  • Uwe Mattler, Göttingen, Germany
  • Michael Niedeggen, Berlin, Germany
  • Heiko Reuss, Würzburg, Germany
  • Frank Tong, Nashville, USA
  • Rolf Verleger, Lübeck, Germany
  • Ralph Weidner, Jülich, Germany

Schedule

Monday, June 30

12:30 – 13:40      Arrival, Registration
                               Lunch (Snacks)
13:40 – 14:00      Welcome Addresses
14:00 – 15:45      Session 1: Mechanisms of Unconscious Vision
                               Chair: Bruno G. Breitmeyer
14:00 – 14:35      Melvyn Goodale
                               Action Without Perception: What Blindsight can Tell us About the
                               Neural Substrates of Visuomotor Control
14:35 – 15:10      Robert Kentdrige
                               Visual Attention in Unconscious Vision
15:10 – 15:45      Ulrich Ansorge
                               Rehabilitating the Mid-Brain Hypothesis of Unconscious Vision
15:45 – 16:15      Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:00      Session 1: Mechanisms of Unconscious Vision (continued)
                               Chair: Wilfried Kunde
16:15 – 16:50      Bruno G. Breitmeyer
                               Hierarchies of the Visual Unconscious?
16:50 – 17:25      Heiko Reuss, Andrea Kiesel, Wilfried Kunde
                               Consciousness and Cognitive Control: A Closer Look at 
                               Unconscious Conflict Adaptation
17:25 – 18:00      Markus Kiefer
                               Attentional Sensitization of Unconscious Cognition: Functional
                               and Neural Mechanisms
19:00                     Welcome dinner

Tuesday, July 1

08:30 – 10:15      Session 2: Mechanisms of Conscious Vision
                               Chair: Rolf Verleger
08:30 – 09:05      Axel Cleeremans
                               Is Consciousness Graded or All-or-None?
09:05 – 09:40      John-Dylan Haynes
                               The Role of Awareness in Perceptual Decision Making
09:40 – 10:15      Michael Niedeggen, Lars Michael & Gesche Winther
                               From Distractor-Induced Blindness to Attentional Blink
10:15 – 10:45      Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30      Session 2: Mechanisms of Conscious Vision (continued)
                               Chair: Niko Busch
10:45 – 11:20      Andreas K. Engel
                               Intrinsic Coupling Modes and Consciousness
11:20 – 11:55      Fred Hamker
                               Neuro-Computational Mechanisms of the Transition from Unconscious
                               to Conscious Processing
11:55 – 12:30      Rolf Verleger, Kamila Śmigasiewicz, Agnieszka Karaś &
                               Christian Kaernbach
                               Consciousness Wanted, Attention Found, Emotions Still Waiting:
                               Reasons for the Advantage of the Left Visual Field in Identifying T2
                               Among Rapidly Presented Series
12:30 – 13:30      Lunch
13:30 – 15:00      Poster Session 1
15:00 – 16:10      Session 2: Mechanisms of Conscious Vision (continued)
                               Chair: Fred Hamker
15:00 – 15:35      Niko Busch
                               On the Temporal Dynamics and the Trial-by-Trial Variability of
                               Conscious Visual Perception
15:35 – 16:10      Uwe Mattler & Martina Wernicke
                               Metacontrast Masking and Pattern Masking Enable Different Effects
                               of Prime Stimuli
16:10 – 16:40      Coffee Break
16:40 – 18:10      Poster Session 2
19:00                     Dinner

Wednesday, July 2

08:30 – 10:15      Session 3: Attention and Consciousness
                               Chair: Hans-Otto Karnath
08:30 – 09:05      Bianca De Haan, Maria Bither, Anne Brauer & Hans-Otto Karnath
                               Neural Correlates of Spatial Attention and Target Detection in a
                               Multi-Target Environment
09:05 – 09:40      Ralph Weidner, Sabine Bertleff & Gereon R. Fink
                               Functional Mechanisms of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control in Selective Visual Attention
09:40 – 10:15      Martin Eimer
                               Parallel Attentional Object Selection in Visual Search
10:15 – 10:45      Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:55      Session 3: Attention and Consciousness (continued)
                               Chair: Ralph Weidner
10:45 – 11:20      Rafael Malach
                               Localized Neuronal "Ignitions" Underlying the Content-Specificity of
                               Visual Awareness
11:20 – 11:55      Frank Tong
                               Neural Mechanisms of Object-Based Attention
11:55 – 12:10      Concluding Remarks
12:10 – 13:00      Lunch
                               Departure

Schedule

Monday, June 30

12:30 – 13:40      Arrival, Registration
                               Lunch (Snacks)
13:40 – 14:00      Welcome Addresses
14:00 – 15:45      Session 1: Mechanisms of Unconscious Vision
                               Chair: Bruno G. Breitmeyer
14:00 – 14:35      Melvyn Goodale
                               Action Without Perception: What Blindsight can Tell us About the
                               Neural Substrates of Visuomotor Control
14:35 – 15:10      Robert Kentdrige
                               Visual Attention in Unconscious Vision
15:10 – 15:45      Ulrich Ansorge
                               Rehabilitating the Mid-Brain Hypothesis of Unconscious Vision
15:45 – 16:15      Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:00      Session 1: Mechanisms of Unconscious Vision (continued)
                               Chair: Wilfried Kunde
16:15 – 16:50      Bruno G. Breitmeyer
                               Hierarchies of the Visual Unconscious?
16:50 – 17:25      Heiko Reuss, Andrea Kiesel, Wilfried Kunde
                               Consciousness and Cognitive Control: A Closer Look at 
                               Unconscious Conflict Adaptation
17:25 – 18:00      Markus Kiefer
                               Attentional Sensitization of Unconscious Cognition: Functional
                               and Neural Mechanisms
19:00                     Welcome dinner

Tuesday, July 1

08:30 – 10:15      Session 2: Mechanisms of Conscious Vision
                               Chair: Rolf Verleger
08:30 – 09:05      Axel Cleeremans
                               Is Consciousness Graded or All-or-None?
09:05 – 09:40      John-Dylan Haynes
                               The Role of Awareness in Perceptual Decision Making
09:40 – 10:15      Michael Niedeggen, Lars Michael & Gesche Winther
                               From Distractor-Induced Blindness to Attentional Blink
10:15 – 10:45      Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30      Session 2: Mechanisms of Conscious Vision (continued)
                               Chair: Niko Busch
10:45 – 11:20      Andreas K. Engel
                               Intrinsic Coupling Modes and Consciousness
11:20 – 11:55      Fred Hamker
                               Neuro-Computational Mechanisms of the Transition from Unconscious
                               to Conscious Processing
11:55 – 12:30      Rolf Verleger, Kamila Śmigasiewicz, Agnieszka Karaś &
                               Christian Kaernbach
                               Consciousness Wanted, Attention Found, Emotions Still Waiting:
                               Reasons for the Advantage of the Left Visual Field in Identifying T2
                               Among Rapidly Presented Series
12:30 – 13:30      Lunch
13:30 – 15:00      Poster Session 1
15:00 – 16:10      Session 2: Mechanisms of Conscious Vision (continued)
                               Chair: Fred Hamker
15:00 – 15:35      Niko Busch
                               On the Temporal Dynamics and the Trial-by-Trial Variability of
                               Conscious Visual Perception
15:35 – 16:10      Uwe Mattler & Martina Wernicke
                               Metacontrast Masking and Pattern Masking Enable Different Effects
                               of Prime Stimuli
16:10 – 16:40      Coffee Break
16:40 – 18:10      Poster Session 2
19:00                     Dinner

Wednesday, July 2

08:30 – 10:15      Session 3: Attention and Consciousness
                               Chair: Hans-Otto Karnath
08:30 – 09:05      Bianca De Haan, Maria Bither, Anne Brauer & Hans-Otto Karnath
                               Neural Correlates of Spatial Attention and Target Detection in a
                               Multi-Target Environment
09:05 – 09:40      Ralph Weidner, Sabine Bertleff & Gereon R. Fink
                               Functional Mechanisms of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control in Selective Visual Attention
09:40 – 10:15      Martin Eimer
                               Parallel Attentional Object Selection in Visual Search
10:15 – 10:45      Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:55      Session 3: Attention and Consciousness (continued)
                               Chair: Ralph Weidner
10:45 – 11:20      Rafael Malach
                               Localized Neuronal "Ignitions" Underlying the Content-Specificity of
                               Visual Awareness
11:20 – 11:55      Frank Tong
                               Neural Mechanisms of Object-Based Attention
11:55 – 12:10      Concluding Remarks
12:10 – 13:00      Lunch
                               Departure

Poster

In addition to these talks, a poster session will give participants the opportunity to present experimental results of their best work. Selected poster presenters will be awarded to write a peer-reviewed article for a special issue of Consciousness and Cognition, in which the conference proceedings will be published.

Poster

In addition to these talks, a poster session will give participants the opportunity to present experimental results of their best work. Selected poster presenters will be awarded to write a peer-reviewed article for a special issue of Consciousness and Cognition, in which the conference proceedings will be published.