Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions

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Saturday Morning Posters, May 20, 8:30 am

Banyan Breezeway

Plasticity and Learning: Clinical applications

Binocular Vision: Clinical

Spatial Vision: Perceptual properties in health and disease

Attention: Temporal, divided

Attention: Endogenous, exogenous

Visual Search: Features, models, neural



Motion: Models, neural mechanisms

Temporal Processing: Duration, timing perception

Perception & Action: Reaching, aiming, interception

Perception and Action: Navigation and flow in virtual environments

Multisensory Processing: Visuo-haptic

Visual Memory: Long term memory

Saturday Afternoon Posters, May 20, 2:45 pm

Banyan Breezeway

Color, Light and Materials: Lightness, brightness

Color, Light and Materials: Cognition

Attention: Top-down, reward

Face Perception: Individual differences

Face Perception: Emotion


Attention: Affect, threat

Eye Movements: Perception, remapping

Object Recognition: Reading

Binocular Vision: Disparity processing

3D: Cues and integration

Perception and Action

Spatial Vision: Crowding and eccentricity

Sunday Morning Posters, May 21, 8:30 am

Banyan Breezeway

Attention: Spatial

Face Perception: Experience, learning, and expertise

Visual Search: Eye movements, attention, individual differences

Attention: Cueing, inattention

Attention: Objects


Perceptual Decision-Making

Color, Light and Materials: Surfaces, materials, constancy

Object Recognition: Neural organization and representations

Object Recognition: Visual preference, features and objects

Eye Movements: Saccades and pursuit

Spatial Vision: Neural mechanisms

Sunday Afternoon Posters, May 21, 2:45 pm

Banyan Breezeway

Development: Neural mechanisms and eye movements

Eye Movements: Visual Impairment

Motion: Local, in depth

Attention: Individual differences

Visual Working Memory: Interference

Visual Working Memory: Attention, load and capacity

Perceptual Decision-Making: Confidence


Plasticity and Learning: Statistical learning

Plasticity and Learning: Tasks, models

Binocular Vision: Integration and rivalry

3D: Shape

Perception and Action: Navigation and flow

Face Perception: Insights from artificial neural networks

Perceptual Organization: Shape, figure/ground, occlusion

Monday Morning Posters, May 22, 8:30 am

Banyan Breezeway

Object Recognition: Models

Scene Perception: Spatiotemporal factors

Attention: Temporal, templates, memory

Attention: Features

Image Preference, Statistics and Aesthetics


Eye Movements: Individual differences, novel measurement

Visual Working Memory: Serial dependence

Visual Working Memory: Neural mechanisms

Visual Working Memory: Space, features, objects

Multisensory Processing: Audio-visual, visuo-vestibular

Tuesday Morning Posters, May 23, 8:30 am

Banyan Breezeway

Color, Light, and Materials: Neural mechanisms, models

Perceptual Organization: Segmentation, grouping, similarity

Face Perception: Models

Face Perception: Neural mechanisms

Scene Perception: Categorization, memory, cognition

Scene Perception: Neural mechanisms

Visual Search: Scenes and other natural environments


Development: Perception and cognition

Spatial Vision: Models and image statistics

Motion: Higher-order

Attention: Bottom-up

Eye Movements: Complex tasks

Visual Memory: Buildup, imagery, ensembles

Tuesday Afternoon Posters, May 23, 2:45 pm

Banyan Breezeway

Plasticity and Learning: Cortex

Plasticity and Learning: Sensorimotor

Perception & Action: Grasping

3D: Spatial layout and VR/AR

Eye Movements: Scenes, VR, 3D

Motion: Optic flow

Perceptual Organization: Contour integration, common fate


Object Recognition: Categories

Object Recognition: Neural mechanisms

Face Perception: Wholes, parts, configurations, and features

Face Perception: Development and disorders

Face Perception: Social cognition

Wednesday Morning Posters, May 24, 8:30 am

Banyan Breezeway

Temporal Processing: Neural mechanisms and models

Object Recognition: Features and parts

Visual Memory: Capacity, encoding, retrieval

Spatial Vision: Texture

Visual Search: Attention

Visual Search: Strategies, efficiencies


Perception and Action: Perception of Human Actions and Bodies

Eye Movements: Fixation

Eye Movements: Attention, cognition, neural processes

Perceptual Organization: Symmetry, preference, ensembles

Scene Perception: Natural image statistics

Scene Perception: Models

Scene Perception: Virtual environments

Posters Presentation Instructions

Poster Presentation Rules

First authors are required to register and present their poster in their assigned poster session. The presenting author must be present during the assigned Author Presents Time (staggered by even and odd numbered posters) but may elect to be there for the entire session.

VSS policy holds that if the first author is unable to attend the meeting, the abstract must be withdrawn. See Abstract Withdrawals for more information.

Posters not presented at VSS will not be published in JOV. You may post your materials on the board assigned to you at any time after the “Set-up Begins” time but before the beginning of the assigned poster session. You must remove your poster promptly, no later than the “Take-down Complete” time. See the program for set-up and take-down times. Any posters left up after the “Take-down Complete” time may be discarded.

Poster Specifications

Poster boards are 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall (243.8  by 121.9 cm), however, the actual usable board space is 90 inches wide by 42 inches tall (228.6 x 106.6 cm). Figures and type should be easily seen from a distance of 6-8 feet. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this.

Supplies and Equipment

Pushpins are provided at each poster board to mount your poster to the board. Additional pushpins are available near the poster room entrance. Tape, glue and other adhesives are not to be used on the poster boards.

Poster boards are numbered in the upper right of the board. The last three digits of your abstract number signifies your poster board number.

Contact signup sheets are available from the VSS staff person in the poster room. Pin the contact signup sheet on your board if you would like people to leave their name and email for future contact.

Chairs are positioned between each board for seating. Power is not provided at your poster board.

Optional Poster PDFs

Poster presenters may upload an optional one-page PDF of their poster to the VSS website. The PDF must be less than 20MB in size. Registered attendees are able to view PDFs on the website or download them to view in a viewer of their choice. Optional PDFs will be available on the VSS website through August 31, 2023. See Upload instructions below.

Uploading Optional Poster PDFs

To upload your optional PDF, log in to your MyVSS account and click View My Poster. Look for controls (visible only to you) to upload your PDF.

VSS will not be previewing uploaded content so we advise you to test your PDF after uploading to ensure it display as expected. You can upload revisions at any time. Uploading a new file will overwrite the existing file; this action cannot be undone.

Suggestions for Creating Effective Posters

  • Prepare a title banner indicating abstract title, author(s) and affiliation(s). Lettering should be at least one inch high.
  • Minimize narrative.
  • For figures, use dark colors on white or light backgrounds. Figures should be designed to be viewed from a distance (about three feet).
  • Use large type and short separated paragraphs.
  • Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters.
  • Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise but effective way to convey a series of points.
  • It is not necessary to post a copy of your abstract.

Poster Present Times

Morning Poster Schedule

Setup: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Even Authors Present: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Odd Authors Present: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Take down: 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Poster Schedule

Setup: 2:15 – 2:45 pm
Session: 2:45 – 6:45 pm
Even Authors Present: 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Odd Authors Present: 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Take down: 6:45– 7:00 pm

Technical Assistance

If you have a problem of any kind, need assistance hanging your poster, or need supplies, look for the VSS staff person stationed near the entrance of the poster room. If you cannot find VSS staff in the poster room, call the Registration Desk at 727.367.6461 extension 7814, or dial 7814 from a house phone.

Undergraduate Just-In-Time Poster Submissions

VSS 2023 is pleased to announce that the “Just-In-Time” poster sessions for undergraduate students working on independent research projects are now open for submissions. Posters will be presented in person at the annual meeting in two sessions on Saturday, May 20, 2:45 – 6:45 pm or Monday, May 22, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

VSS welcomes and encourages submissions from a diverse group of eligible students across the globe. To help accomplish this goal we are asking that you share this information with any programs within your institutions that sponsor or promote research for undergraduate students.


The submissions to these sessions are limited to students who:

  • Are currently enrolled in a 3-year or 4-year program leading to the bachelor’s degree. Or,
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree in a 3-year program and are currently in their first year of study in a program leading to a master’s degree. (Students studying in European universities may fall into this category).Those who already have an abstract accepted for VSS 2023 are not eligible.

Space is limited. The window for submissions will open on March 1 and submissions will be accepted through March 31. Presenters will be informed of acceptance by April 11

You must be a current student member (for 2023) to submit an abstract.

VSS welcomes and encourages submissions from a diverse group of eligible students across the globe. To help accomplish this goal we are asking that you share this information with any programs within your institutions that sponsor or promote research for undergraduate students. For details and to submit an abstract, go to Undergraduate Just-In-time Poster Submission Guidelines.

Abstract Format

Abstracts are limited to 300 words. This does not include title, authors, and affiliations. Additional space is provided for funding acknowledgments and for declaration of commercial interests and conflicts.

Your abstract should consist of an introduction, methods and results sections, and a conclusion. It is not required that the sections be explicitly labeled as such. It is, however, important that each abstract contains sufficiently detailed descriptions of the methods and the results. Please do not submit an abstract of work that you are planning to do or work without sufficient results to reach a clear conclusion. Such abstracts will not be accepted.

Per the VSS Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Policy, authors must reveal any commercial interests or other potential conflicts of interest that they have related to the work described. Any conflicts of interest must be declared on your poster or talk slides.

Please complete your submission carefully. All abstracts must be in final form. Abstracts are not proofread or corrected in any way prior to publication. Typos and other errors cannot be corrected after the deadline. You may edit your abstract as much as you like until the submission deadline.

Given the just-in-time deadline, some aspects will differ from regular VSS submissions. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the VSS Board of Directors and designates. Accepted abstracts will appear in the VSS 2023 program, but unlike submissions accepted following the December review, “Just-In-Time” abstracts will not appear in the Journal of Vision.

Presenting at VSS

Just-in-time posters for undergraduates will be presented in-person at VSS during one of two poster sessions scheduled for Saturday, May 20 or Monday, May 22. Submissions will open on March 1 and will be accepted until March 31. Presenters will be informed of acceptance by April 11.

For additional information about submission requirements, go to Undergraduate Submission Policies. If you have any questions, please contact our office at .

Submission Schedule

Submissions Open: March 1, 2023
Submissions Close: March 31, 2023
Notification of Accepted Abstracts: April 11, 2023

How to Submit an Abstract

To submit an abstract, Log in to your MyVSS Account or Create a New MyVSS Account, pay your VSS 2023 undergraduate student membership, and then click the Submit an Abstract button.

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