[visionlist] OSA Fall Vision Meeting and EEG Workshop in Reno, Nevada this September, 2018

Michael A Webster mwebster at unr.edu
Mon Feb 19 15:56:20 -05 2018

We are excited to announce two major vision events that will be held in Northern Nevada this September (three if you count Burning Man).

1.       OSA Fall Vision Meeting
September 21-23, 2018; Welcome reception 5:00-8:00 PM September 20
University of Nevada, Reno

The Fall Vision Meeting is a high-quality single-track conference focused on advances in all areas of vision science, and includes both invited symposia and contributed presentations. This year Marty Banks is the recipient of the Tillyer Award and will give a lecture on the 21st, and the 22nd will include a half-day symposium celebrating the career of Don MacLeod. Each will continue with an evening excursion and banquet dinner sailing majestic Lake Tahoe or visiting the historic mining town of Virginia City. We welcome and encourage all of Don and Marty's many friends and colleagues to join us in celebrating their accomplishments.

Registration and abstract submission will open soon. Detailed information can be found at the conference website: http://www.osavisionmeeting.org/2018/conf/

2.       EEG Workshop
September 24-27, 2018
University of Nevada, Reno

To coincide with the OSA Fall Vision Meeting, the university will also host a 3.5-day workshop on principles and applications of steady-state evoked potentials. The workshop will be led by Bruno Rossion along with Tony Norcia and Ramesh Srinivasan. Space is limited to 60 participants and registration is required. Course details and registration information will be posted soon.

Course overview
EEG Frequency-tagging in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience: Conceptual & Technical advances
The goal of this workshop/training is to provide an introduction and survey, at both the conceptual and technical levels, of the core principles underlying a particular type of visual evoked potential obtained when stimulating the brain at a (fast) periodic rate, the so-called "Steady State Evoked Potential" and its application to human sensory and cognitive processing.

 Periodic visual stimulation and analysis of the resulting steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEPs) were first introduced over 50 years ago as a means to study visual sensation and perception (Regan, 1966). This approach was then extended to other modalities (auditory, somesthesic). From the first single-channel recording of responses to simple stimuli, to the present use of sophisticated stimulators comprised of complex stimuli and high-density EEG recording arrays, periodic stimulation methods have been applied in a broad range of scientific and applied settings. The purpose of this workshop is to describe the fundamental stimulation and analysis protocols for EEG frequency-tagging and to illustrate these principles through research findings across a range of applications in cognitive neuroscience, including clinical and developmental populations.

We look forward to seeing you all in Reno,

Mike Webster, Mike Crognale, Fang Jiang, Paul MacNeilage, Leann Kumataka, and Sean O'Neil
(Local Organizing Committee)

Michael A. Webster, Foundation Professor
Director, Center for Integrative Neuroscience (NIH COBRE)
Co-Director, Neuroscience Major
Co-Director, Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program
Department of Psychology / 296
University of Nevada, Reno, Reno NV 89557 USA
775-682-8691 (office), 775-682-8669 (lab)
775-784-1126 (fax), mwebster at unr.edu<mailto:mwebster at unr.edu>
lab: http://wolfweb.unr.edu/~mwebster
COBRE: http://www.unr.edu/neuroscience

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