[visionlist] Center for Visual Science Symposium - Travel Fellowships available

Debbie Shannon debbie at cvs.rochester.edu
Tue Mar 20 18:35:16 GMT 2012


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CALL FOR TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
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For the Center for Visual Science's 28th Symposium

Computational Foundations of Perception and Action

June 1-3, 2012
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Symposium travel fellowships cover the cost of 
travel up to $400 for US attendees and $600 for 
foreign attendees. The application deadline is 
Monday, April 16, 2012.  You may download an 
application here: 
http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/symp_fellowships.html

Conference Website:  Http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/symposium.html

Overview
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The 28th Symposium of the Center for Visual 
Science will bring computational, 
neurophysiological and psychophysical researchers 
together who study the computational foundations 
of problems in sensory and perceptual processing 
ranging from low-level sensory coding to 
higher-level aspects of perception and action 
such as cue integration, decision-making and 
sensorimotor control.  Much of the research 
discussed at the meeting focuses on the visual 
system; however, included in the symposium will 
be speakers who study other sensory and motor 
systems, and multisensory processing involving 
vision and other modalities. The goal is to 
provide a forum for investigating the common 
foundational computational principles that 
underlay the many seemingly different functions 
of sensory systems (as well as how they differ) 
and to discuss how to link computational theories 
to underlying mechanisms to gain a deeper 
understanding of perceptual behavior. With this 
in mind, we have invited speakers who bring 
together computational and experimental 
approaches - whether that be by developing 
computational theories of human / animal 
performance, by conceptualizing and designing 
experimental studies to test computational 
theories or both.

Confirmed Speakers
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Sensory coding
Sheila Nirenberg (Cornell University)
Mate Lengyel (University of Cambridge)
Adam Kohn - (Albert Einstein)
Adrienne Fairhall (University of Washington)

Integration and prediction in perception
Dora Angelaki (Washington University)
Ladan Shams (UCLA)
Anne Churchland (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories)
Paul Schrater (University of Minnesota)

Sensorimotor control
Flip Sabes (UC-San Francisco)
Daniel Wolpert (University of Cambridge)
Joern Diedrichsen (University College London
Mark Churchland (Columbia University)

Decision-making and cognition
Ben Hayden (University of Rochester)
Antonio Rangel (Cal. Tech.)
Daeyeol Lee (Yale University)
Christopher Harvey (Princeton)

Memory and learning
Chris Sims (University of Rochester)
Josh Gold (University of Pennsylvania
Aaron Seitz (Univ. Cal. Riverside)
Jeff Beck (University College London)

Key Dates
øPoster abstract submission: Monday, April 2
øTravel fellowship application deadline: Monday, April 16
øNotification of poster abstract acceptance: Monday, April 9
øNotification of travel fellowship funding: Monday, April 30
øRegistration closes: Friday, May 4

Registration Fees
Graduate students and postdocs:  $100
All others: $200

Program Committee
David Knill
Robert Jacobs
Alex Pouget
Greg DeAngelis
For queries about the meeting, contact Debbie 
Shannon at 585-275-2459 or 
Debbie at cvs.rochester.edu

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Debbie Shannon, Administrator
Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester
Meliora Hall 272
Rochester, NY  14627-0270
Phone 585-275-6864
Fax 585-271-3043
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