ASPP 2018

5-7 December 2018
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


ASPP 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, December 5th

9-10 Keynote: Michael Richardson (Macquarie University) “Symmetries of Order in Perception, Action and Cognition”

10:30-12:00 Parallel sessions
Room A
Alessio Bucci: Altered states of consciousness: a conceptual analysis based on empirical cases
Katsunori Miyahara: Expediting neurophenomenology: Lessons from an initial attempt
Alex Morgan: Gaining Perspective: On the Neurocomputational Mechanisms of Subjectivity
Lin Ying-Tung: Field and observer perspectives in episodic simulation and the sense of self
Room B
Lachlan Walmsley: Extensive mechanism
Mike Dacey: Evidence against Default Models in Comparative Psychology
Elena Popa: Time as a Psychological Condition of Possibility for Causal Thought

1:00-3:00 Symposia
Room A
“Enculturated Minds: E-Cognition Perspectives on Collective Intentionality, Social Cognition and Perception.”
Glenda Satne (UOW/UAH) and Richard Menary (Macquarie); Ines Hipolito and Daniel Hutto (UOW); Nick Brancazio and Miguel Segundo Ortin (UOW); Alan Jurgens (UOW).
Room B
Author-Meets-Critics session
Josh May Regard for reasons in the moral mind
Daniel Cohen (CSU Wagga Wagga); Philip Gerrans (University of Adelaide); Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie); Joshua May (University of Alabama at Birmingham); Robin Zheng (Yale NUS)

3:30-5:00 Parallel Sessions
Room A
Peter Slezak: Intuition and Omniscience
Corey Maley: Analog Computation for Cognitive Science
Larry Shapiro and Greg Nirshberg: Structural Representation in Predictive Coding Models: Big Deal or More of the Same?
Jon Opie and Gerard O’Brien: Commentary
Room B
Isaac Wiegman: The Motivational Structure of Emotions
Mizumoto Masaharu: Knowing emotions of others: A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural study
Olivia Odoffin Basic Emotions

5:15-6:15 Keynote: Kate Stevens (Western Sydney University) (Title TBA)
6:15-9 Poster reception

Thursday, December 6th

9-10 Keynote: Donna Addis (University of Toronto) (Title TBA)
10:30-12:00 Parallel sessions
Room A
Symposium: “Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience”
Tom Carlson (USyd); Mark Williams (MQ);  Amanda Robinson; Tilj Grootswagers; Brendan Ritchie
Room B
Vicente Raja Galian: Don’t Trust the Body Snatchers! Predictive Processing and Dis-Embodied Cognitive Science
Guilherme Sanches De Oliveira: Scientific Representation, Mental Representation, and Embodied Cognition
Alex Kerr: What is it to feel a beat?
Martin Hartmann: Music-induced movement: Prediction of perceived similarity and interaction between dyads
Room C
Nick Byrd: Not All Who Ponder Count Costs: Arithmetic Reflection Predicts Utilitarian Inclinations, but Syllogistic Reflection Predicts both Deontological and Utilitarian Inclinations
Graham Wood: Toward a unified cognitive science of moral intuition.
Noel Viana: Stimulating the brain or altering the self? The effects of neurostimulation for Alzheimer’s disease
Pablo López-Silva: Are These My Own Thoughts? Attributions of Mental Agency and the Challenge from Psychopathology

12-1 General Meeting of the ASPP: all members welcome.

1:00-3:00 Symposia
Room A
“Minds in Skilled Performance”
Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza (Linfield College) and Yoshiko Oda (Tokai Gakuen University) ; Michael D. Kirchhoff (University of Wollongong) and Ian Robertson (University of Wollongong); Katsunori Miyahara (University of Wollongong/University of Tokyo)
Room B
“Collective Memory”
Catherine A. Browning (Macquarie); Celia B. Harris (Macquarie); Santiago Arango-Muñoz (Universidad de Antioquia); Craig Thorley (James Cook University); Chloe Wall (University of Otago)

3:30-5:00 Parallel Sessions
Room A
Symposium: “Beliefs Beyond Rationality”
Stephanie Howarth (Macquarie), Colin Klein (ANU), Vince Polito (Macquarie)
Room B
Wayne Christensen : Meshed cognitive and automatic control in skilled action
Carlotta Pavese: On the Very Idea of Practical Representation
Markos Valaris: Action Demonstratives and Knowledge of Action
Christopher Hewitson: Motor skill acquisition often depends on a combination of implicit and explicit knowledge
Room C
Angus McLachlan: The ticklish touch: stimulus or sign
Katya Numbers:Mine or Yours? Responsibility and Remembering in Strangers and Romantic Couples.
Timothy Fuller: Erasing Race? Models of Racial Conceptual Revision
Jodie Valpied: Are extraverts really happier? Philosophical and methodological issues in the study of introversion-extraversion and positive affect.

Keynote: Andy Clark (University of Edinburgh) (Title TBA)

Conference Dinner (Details TBA)

Friday, December 7th

9-10 Presidential Address: John Sutton (Macquarie University)

10:30-12:00 Parallel sessions
Room A

Symposium: “The temporally extended self – from development to degeneration”
Thomas Suddendorf (UQ); Jonathan Redshaw (UQ); Adam Bulley (UQ); Muireann Irish (USyd); Cherie Strikwerda-Brown (USyd)
Room B

Kate Devitt: Antagonising the echo chamber: Can a social network counteract cognitive bias with Bayesian rationality?
Hoda Mostafavi: Person-reading: The cultural evolution of social cognition
Andrew Sims: The essence of agency is discovered, not defined: a minimal mindreading argument

1:00-3:00 Symposia
Room A
“The Biological Boundaries of Predictive Processing”
Jakob Hohwy (Monash), Michael Kirchhoff (UOW); Alex Morgan (Rice); Ross Pain (ANU) and Stephen Mann (ANU)
Room B
“Movement, Expertise and Creativity” Maya Gavish; Robin Dixon; Ian Maxwell; Kath Bicknell; Sarah Pini

3:30-5:00 Parallel Sessions
Room A
Sophie Stammers: Confabulation, the stigma of illness and stories of empowerment
Lauren Olin: Mistaking Identities
Quinn Gibson: Monothematic Delusions: An expressivist two-factor account
Room B
Symposium: “Mutual Manipulability, Extended Cognition, Enactivism: Open Challenges and Future Directions”
David M. Kaplan (Macquarie University); Alexander James Gillett (Macquarie University); Michael D. Kirchhoff (Wollongong University); Richard Menary (Maquarie University); Karola Stotz (Macquarie University)

5:15-6:15 Keynote: Peter Godfrey-Smith (University of Sydney) “Mental Unity and Animal Experience”


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