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LOUPS Conference - Consciousness

4th March 2017, LSE, London
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The London branch of the Open University Psychological Society welcomes all to attend our Annual Day Conference. In 2017 we are focusing on the theme of Consciousness, the state of awareness of self, of the environment and of actually being conscious. Our speakers will present their latest research on this fascinating topic, covering normal and atypical manifestations of the phenomenon.

It is open to all students, graduates, academics and and practitioners, both within and outside of the Open University. It will appeal to all those interested in Consciousness and those working or interested in related settings and applied psychology. We have brought together a fantastic panel of speakers for what we hope will be an outstanding conference.


The full programme for our conference can be downloaded from LOUPS Conference 2017 programme.


  • Dr. Peter Naish (The Open University)
    • 'Hypnosis, Psychosis and the Consciousness Conundrum'
      Examining how studying the states of hypnosis and psychosis may lead to a better understanding of consciousness.
  • Professor Anil Seth (Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex)
    • 'The neurobiology of consciousness'
      How do rich multisensory experiences, the senses of self and body, and volition, agency, and ‘will’ emerge from the joint activity of billions of neurons locked inside a bony skull?
  • Dr. Tristan Bekinschtein (Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge)
    • 'Decisions in the mists of consciousness: how wakefulness differentially modulates cognitive processes'
      The conclusions of a series of experiments examining how fluctuations in consciousness such as drowsiness affect perceptual decisions.
  • Dr. Noam Sagiv (Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Brunel University)
    • 'Synaesthesia - A window into human consciousness and social cognition'
      Highlighting areas in which research into synaesthesia could generate insights into human consciousness.

A flier for this event can be downloaded from LOUPS 2017 Conference flyer.


Registration will take place in the ground floor reception area from 9.30am.

The event involves a series of 4 lectures with the opportunity to ask questions.  

Talks start at 10.00am in the Wolfson Theatre (LG01) on the lower floor.

Tea and coffee breaks along with a break for lunch allow attendees to take time to socialise at the venue. Please note that lunch is not provided, but delegates can take advantage of the many food outlets available in the vicinity of the University.

The day finishes at around 5.30pm.

The full programme for this event including the timetable will be available to download here in the weeks leading up to the event.

For enquiries about the day or about booking please contact us on 07958 773 173 or 07772 406 838


Some of the things delegates have said about the previous LOUPS Conferences.

"This was an excellent conference, very impressive range of highly qualified speakers and a very well run event."

"Many thanks to all the committee for making such a brilliant one day conference happen.  I found all the talks truly fascinating and very much worthwhile. ... All the speakers were brilliant ..."

"Great event, covered a very interesting range of topics."


LSE New Academic Building

The New Academic Building,
London School of Economics,
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields,


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Travel and directions

The nearest underground station is Holborn, approx. five minutes walk away.

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