[visionlist] OSA Vision Meeting - Please Post
jcarroll at cvs.rochester.edu
Mon Feb 27 16:15:36 GMT 2006
The 6th annual Optical Society of America Vision Meeting will be held
at the University of Rochester on October 6, 7, and 8,2006. This
year's meeting, which will be sponsored by the Center for Visual
Science, coincides with the 90th Anniversary of OSA's founding right
here in Rochester! Frontiers in Optics, the Annual Meeting of the
Optical Society of America, will immediately follow the OSA Vision
Meeting. Meeting details can be found at
http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/fvm_2006/index.html. As in past years,
the Optical Society of America will offer a one-day "free pass" to
all OSA members who are pre-registered for the OSA Vision Meeting to
attend the OSA Annual Meeting on Monday, October 9, at which there
will be additional vision sessions.
The OSA Vision Meeting is a low cost, high quality meeting designed
to focus discussion on key issues in vision science. The registration
fee will be $50 for students/postdocs and $200 for all others. The
fee will increase to $100 for students/postdocs and $250 for all
others after the registration deadline of September 1, 2006. (Note
that the registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee
breaks for all 3 days plus dinner for one night). This year's meeting
will celebrate Donald I.A. MacLeaod as the 2006 recipient of the
Tillyer Award. The Young Investigator Award, which includes a cash
prize, will be given to the student or post-doc who gives the best
presentation at the meeting.
The local organizing committee is chaired by David Williams
(University of Rochester) and Ione Fine (University of Southern
California) chairs the program committee.
The main strength of the OSA Vision Meeting is its small size, which
allows for engaging scientific discussion among colleagues. The
year's meeting is organized around 7 workshops, each with 4 invited
speakers and a format designed to promote active discussion of key
issues in vision science. There will be no parallel sessions. We
encourage contributed posters to be displayed during sessions held in
series with the workshops. There will be some limited time available
for contributed talks; we expect to schedule 2 contributed talk
sessions (6 talks in each) from the contributed abstracts. All of
the abstracts accepted for this year's meeting (including the invited
ones) will be published in the online Journal of Vision.
Sessions (* indicates tentative)
Neural Coding in the Retina
Moderator: Horace Barlow*, Cambridge University
Jonathan Demb, University of Michigan
"Cellular mechanisms for visual adaptation"
Eero Simoncelli, New York University
"Characterizing the complete visual signal in a patch of retina"
Sheila Nirenberg, Cornell Medical School
"Ruling out and ruling in neural codes"
Marcus Meister*, Harvard University
"Retinal processing of eye movements"
Multi-sensory Processing and Cross-modal Plasticity
Moderator: Daphne Bavelier *, University of Rochester
Liz Romanski, University of Rochester
"Integration of auditory and visual communication information in the
primate prefrontal cortex"
Maurice Ptito, Université de Montréal
"Cross-modal plasticity: lessons from the visual system"
Amir Amedi, Harvard Center for Non-Invasive Magnetic Brain Stimulation
"Towards closing the gap between visual neuroprostheses and sign
restoration: Insights from studying vision, cross-modal plasticity
and sensory substitution"
Jean-René Duhamel, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, CNRS
"Parietal mechanisms of multisensory integration in non-human primates"
Color Categories, Sensations, and Their Neural Circuits
Moderator: Mike Webster, University of Nevada-Reno
Rolf Kuehni, North Carolina State University
"What the World Color Survey tells about hue-based basic color categories"
Sophie Wuerger, The University of Liverpool
"The cone inputs to the unique hue mechanisms"
Heidi Hofer, University of Houston
Clyde Hardin, Syracuse University
Cortical and Sub-cortical Circuitry
Moderator: Tony Movshon, New York University
Matteo Carandini, SKERI
"Imaging the dynamics of population responses in visual cortex"
Murray Sherman, University of Chicago
"The role of thalamus in processing visual information"
David Ferster, Northwestern University
"How threshold shapes cortical selectivity"
Marty Usrey, University of California-Davis
"Dynamic properties of thalamic neurons for vision"
Vision and Reading
Moderator: Maureen Powers, Gemstone Foundation
Bob Dougherty, Stanford University
Joel Talcott, Aston University
Eric Borsting, Southern California College of Optometry
Mark S. Seidenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evolution of Opsins and Color Vision
Shozo Yokoyama, Emory University
"General evolution of the opsins in vertebrates"
David Hunt, University College London
"Evolution of opsins in primates"
Maureen Neitz, Medical College of Wisconsin
"Evolution of opsins and inter-individual variability in humans"
Daniel Osorio, University of Sussex
"Ecology of primate color vision evolution"
Retinal Structure & Function Revealed with High-resolution Imaging
Moderator: Wolfgang Drexler, Medical University Vienna
Stacey Choi, University of California-Davis
"Structure/function relationships in retinal disease revealed with
high-resolution retinal imaging"
Yoshikazu Imanishi, Case Western Reserve University
"Noninvasive two-photon imaging reveals retinyl ester storage
structures in the eye"
Scott Stevenson, University of Houston
"Eye movement recording and retinal image stabilization with the AO-SLO"
Kostadinka Bizheva, University of Waterloo
"Depth-resolved optical probing of retina physiology with functional
ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography"
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