[visionlist] JoV Special Issue: Uncertainty in Sensory Processing and Action Control

Emma Stewart emma.e.m.stewart at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 17:10:00 -04 2024

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to this JoV special issue on
uncertainty. Please note that the deadline has been extended to the 31st
July 2024. https://jov.arvojournals.org/ss/uncertainty.aspx

Journal of Vision Special Issue

Uncertainty in Sensory Processing and Action Control

Looking around and interacting with the world brings uncertainty, which our
sensory and motor systems have to resolve. First, the processing of
incoming sensory information is subject to internal noise, inherent
ambiguity in sensory measurements, and processing delays, and is compounded
by uncertainty induced by nuisance variability that is typical of natural
perceptual tasks. Second, when we interact with our environment, each
transition from motor plan inception to execution is associated with
additional inherent uncertainty due to potential motor noise and error. In
addition, the sensorimotor system has to handle challenging tasks in the
real world that often require the simultaneous monitoring of multiple
items, making it difficult to make decisions about how to distribute
limited cognitive and perceptual resources. A crucial problem for the
sensorimotor system is how to combine these different uncertainties, and
how to act in a way that resolves uncertainty. Therefore, uncertainty, how
to deal with it, and whether it is to some extent represented is an
important theme for many areas of research. Topics can range from the
control of simple actions and decision-making to behavior in real-world
tasks, using psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to
computational models.

In this special issue, we aim to bring together different fields of
research to explore current, common themes for how we deal with uncertainty
across the sensorimotor hierarchy, as well as to guide integrative
perspectives for future research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

   - Perception under uncertainty
   - Influence of experience and statistical learning
   - Noise and uncertainty in motor control
   - Complex real-world behavior
   - Multitasking
   - Representation of uncertainty

*Feature Editors:*

Bianca R. Baltaretu, *Justus-Liebig University Giessen, HE, Germany*

Alexander Goettker, *Justus-Liebig University Giessen, HE, Germany*

Robbe L. T. Goris, *University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA*

Mary M. Hayhoe, *University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA*

Constantin A. Rothkopf, *Technical University Darmstadt, HE, Germany*

Emma E. M. Stewart, *Justus-Liebig University Giessen, HE, Germany*

David Whitney, *University of California Berkeley, CA, USA*

Submissions Accepted through July 31, 2024. Accepted papers will be
published as ready in the current  monthly issue as well as presented
together as a special issue on the JOV website.

Kind regards,

Emma Stewart, on behalf of the Feature Editors.


*Dr Emma E.M. Stewart *(she/her)

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Queen Mary University of London

G.E. Fogg Building, Room 2.23

Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Email: emma.stewart at qmul.ac.uk
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