Welcome to the 1st International Krakow Conference in Cognitive Science

The Consciousness and Volition: 1st International Krakow Conference in Cognitive Science will be held in Kraków, Poland, from 27 to 29 September, 2012.

The symposia will cover a broad range of aspects of mental acts and their neurophysiological and physical foundations. They will provide a forum for the cognitive scientists community to discuss new concepts and innovative approaches in all branches of cognitive research.

The conference will be organized by the Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University and AGH University of Science and Technology.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we are happy to welcome you to Kraków.

About Conference

The 1st International Krakow Conference in Cognitive Science: Consciousness and Volition will focus on the current state of consciousness research, with particular reference to connections with issues pertaining to volitional acts. Principal topics will include: mental acts of volition, perception, memory, qualia, emotions, as well as the neurophysiological and physical foundations of all of these. We will also set out to analyse the possibility of artificial modelling of such mental acts, and correlations between them and experimentally discoverable events. The program of the conference, which is envisaged as having an interdisciplinary flavour, will not, however, be limited to just these themes and presentations. It is hoped that it will include a wide-range of related topics and innovative approaches, even where these involve research with an explicitly interdisciplinary orientation. One of the most important challenges that this conference aims to address is that of bridging the explanatory gap between first-person experience, psychological research and the various ways in which the brain itself may be studied.

The conference organisers therefore cordially invite prospective participants to submit original proposals for consideration with a view to selection, in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and other related fields.

On behalf of the Organizers and Programme Committee
Józef Bremer, Professor of Philosophy

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