Announcing the 2019 Public Lecture

This year’s Public Lecture will be delivered by Peter Thompson, a faculty member at the University of York, UK. The Lecture will be held at the St. Petersburg Main Library, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Peter’s talk, Visual Illusion in the Real World is free to the public. Although the lecture is intended for the […]

Board Nominations Now Accepted

Each year, nominations are solicited for two 4-year positions on the Vision Sciences Society Board of Directors. The Board’s responsibilities include scheduling the Annual Meeting, implementing and monitoring VSS policies, budget oversight, and other organizational activities. The Board meets twice a year, during the Annual Meeting and in late January. Any regular VSS member in […]

Rhythms of the brain, rhythms of perception

Time/Room: Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Talk Room 2 Organizer(s): Laura Dugué, Paris Descartes University & Suliann Ben Hamed, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I Presenters: Suliann Ben Hamed, Niko Busch, Laura Dugue, Ian Fiebelkorn < Back to 2019 Symposia Symposium Description The phenomenological, continuous, unitary stream of our perceptual experience appears to […]

Visual Search: From youth to old age, from the lab to the world

Time/Room: Friday, May 17, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Talk Room 2 Organizer(s): Beatriz Gil-Gómez de Liaño, Brigham & Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School and Cambridge University Presenters: Beatriz Gil-Gómez de Liaño, Iris Wiegand, Martin Eimer, Melissa L-H Võ, Lara García-Delgado, Todd Horowitz < Back to 2019 Symposia Symposium Description In all stages of life, visual […]

Reading as a visual act: Recognition of visual letter symbols in the mind and brain

Time/Room: Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Talk Room 1 Organizer(s): Teresa Schubert, Harvard University Presenters: Teresa Schubert, Alex Holcombe, Kalanit Grill-Spector, Karin James < Back to 2019 Symposia Symposium Description A large proportion of our time as literate adults is spent reading: Deriving meaning from visual symbols. Letter symbols have only been […]

What Deafness Tells Us about the Nature of Vision

Time/Room: Friday, May 17, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Talk Room 1 Organizer(s): Rain Bosworth, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego Presenters: Matthew Dye, Ph.D., Olivier Pascalis, Ph.D., Rain Bosworth, Ph.D., Fang Jiang, Ph.D. < Back to 2019 Symposia Symposium Description In the United States, around 3 in 1,000 newborns are born […]

What can be inferred about neural population codes from psychophysical and neuroimaging data?

Time/Room: Friday, May 17, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Talk Room 1 Organizer(s): Fabian Soto, Department of Psychology, Florida International University Presenters: Justin L. Gardner, Rosie Cowell, Kara Emery, Jason Hays, Fabian A. Soto < Back to 2019 Symposia Symposium Description Vision scientists have long assumed that it is possible to make inferences about neural […]

Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS)

In 2018, VSS became a member of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in developing knowledge for the betterment of society by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. FABBS represents the interests of its scientific societies by Educating federal […]

2018 Public Lecture – Cancelled

The 2018 Public Lecture was cancelled. About the VSS Public Lecture The annual public lecture represents the mission and commitment of the Vision Sciences Society to promote progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. Education is basic to our science, and as scientists we are obliged to communicate the […]

2019 Public Lecture – Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson,  BSc, PGCE, PhD, FBPsS University of York, UK Following the completion of his doctorate (investigating velocity aftereffects) at the University of Cambridge in 1976, Peter Thompson was awarded a Harkness post-doctoral Fellowship from the Commonwealth Fund to study with Jack Nachmias at the University of Pennsylvania. Returning to England in 1978 he took […]