About VSS

The Vision Sciences Society is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists who are interested in the functional aspects of vision. VSS was founded in 2001 with the main purpose of holding an annual meeting that brings together in one forum scientists from the broad range of disciplines that contribute to vision science, including visual psychophysics, neuroscience, computational vision and cognitive psychology. The scientific content of the meetings reflects the breadth of topics in modern vision science, from visual coding to perception, recognition and the visual control of action, as well as the recent development of new methodologies from cognitive psychology, computer vision and neuroimaging.

Our Mission

The Vision Sciences Society is committed to progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. Our primary goal is to host a yearly meeting where both new and established investigators from diverse disciplines and scientific perspectives present and discuss their work in a relaxed informal setting. Our interdisciplinary nature is reflected by the Board of Directors and Abstract Review Committee.

Our Scope

The Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society has a broad scope, encompassing the field of vision science. This field draws on a range of disciplines, including visual psychophysics, visual neuroscience, computational vision and visual cognition; our central goal is to understand how vision works and is used. The meeting showcases presentations that advance this aim. The meeting also welcomes presentations that report on vision-relevant topics in allied fields.