[visionlist] Second announcement: Applied Vision Association (AVA) Christmas meeting 2018 at Birkbeck, London

Alex Shepherd ubjta95 at mail.bbk.ac.uk
Fri Nov 2 04:21:07 -05 2018

Hello everyone, apologies for cross posting.
Submission deadline to offer either a talk or a poster is midnight Nov
11th, GMT.
AVA Christmas meeting 2018 at Birkbeck, University of London *17 Dec 2018*

We will be celebrating the twenty third year of AVA (Applied Vision
Association) Christmas meetings in 2018. The meeting will be on *Monday,
December 17th*, at the Clore Management Centre, *Birkbeck*, University of

Birkbeck is very easy to get to. It is located on Malet St, London, WC1E
7HX (it's at the rear of the British Museum). Kings Cross, St Pancras and
Euston rail stations are just a few minutes walk away. The Clore Management
Centre (number 2 on the map) faces the Birkbeck main building (number 1 on
the map) on Torrington Square. Russell Square is the nearest tube station,
although several others are also nearby (Goodge St, Warren St, Tottenham
Court Road, Euston Square, Holborn). The reception and lecture theatre are
on the lower ground floor of the Clore, so please take the stairs to the
right once inside the building, or use the lift on the left.


We have three fabulous* keynote speakers *and an art exhibition from Dr
Shelley James:
*Dr Jenny Bosten*, the 2018 recipient of the David Marr medal. School of
Psychology, University of Sussex. *"Calibrating colour perception to visual

About Jenny: My research interests lie in visual perception, particularly
in colour vision, individual differences and spatial information
processing. In colour vision I am interested in visual polymorphisms, their
genetic determinants, and minority phenotypes including anomalous
trichromacy and tetrachromacy. I am interested in how colour perception may
be tuned genetically or developmentally to the colour statistics of natural
scenes. I use a combination of psychophysical and genetic methods to
explore the structure, function and biological basis of the human visual
*Dr Ute Leonards. *Reader in Neuroscience, School of Psychological Science,
University of Bristol.    *"The impact of the visual environment on

About Ute: My research interests fall into two big areas, sensory
neurosciences and human-robot-interaction. What unifies them for me is my
focus on human vision. Why vision? Because what we see guides our
movements, shapes our experiences and thoughts, influences how we interact
with others, and ultimately defines who we are. Who we are defines what we
see and how we see it.

I have a long history of working with other disciplines. For example, I
have been working with neurologists, neuropsychologists and psychiatrists
to study the mechanisms underlying visual perception, attention and action
in the context of a person’s individual characteristics and the environment
they live in.

More recently, and my main research area, I have been collaborating closely
with colleagues in biomechanics, computer vision, civil engineering and
humanities to understand how patterns in the visual environment impact our
movements, health and wellbeing.
*Dr Annette Allen*. Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology,
University of Manchester.  *"Redesigning visual displays to understand
melanopsin’s contribution to vision."*

About Annette: My research combines my expertise in the development
of bespoke lighting/display architecture with anatomical, physiological and
behavioural assays of vision. A direct impact of that research is improved
insight into how ambient/artificial lighting and displays can be used to
optimise visual experience and/or regulate the subconscious effects of
light over the course of the day.
*Dr Shelley James will have an exhibition of some of her work on engaging
visual art.*

About Shelley: Shelley trained in textiles and started her career as a
design consultant for international brands including Visa International,
Shell and Cancer Research UK. She became fascinated by depth perception and
developed new glass- and print-making techniques to create compelling
illusions of depth and movement. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of
art and is Artist in Residence at the Bristol Eye Hospital, Associate
Artist and visiting lecturer at King's College and London Universities.
Current projects include collaborations with the Bristol Vision Institute
to explore the impact of patterns in the urban environment on walking
behaviour, Sir Roger Penrose on the optical properties of quasiperiodic
lattices and Professor Richard Wingate to develop an interdisciplinary
Synthetic Anatomy at King's College, London.


Shelley will present a selection of optical toys during the break.
*The meeting:*

Registration opens at 10am, with the first talk session starting at 11am.
The meeting should end around 5:30, with a drinks reception after.
*If you would like to offer a talk or poster:*

The local organiser is Dr Alex Shepherd, Department of Psychological
Sciences, Birkbeck. Email: a.shepherd at bbk.ac.uk. Telephone: 0207 631 6212.
Please send abstracts directly to her, by midnight November 11th, 2018. No
more than 500 words and please include authors, affiliation, whether you
are offering a talk or a poster, and who would be presenting. You will be
notified of acceptance within two to three weeks.

Abstracts will be published in the journal Perception.
Dr Alex Shepherd
Reader, Department of Psychological Sciences
Tel: +44 20 7631 6212

*Perception lab on-line study: Tracking the migraine cycle: everyone is
welcome to participate whether you do, or do not, get migraine*
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