Undergraduate Just-In-Time Poster Session

Call for Abstracts V-VSS 2021 is pleased to announce new “Just-In-Time” poster sessions for undergraduate students who are working on independent research projects that are just now reaching the stage of being ready for abstract submission. VSS welcomes and encourages submissions from a diverse group of eligible students across the globe. To help accomplish this […]

2021 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science – Gerald Westheimer

The Vision Sciences Society is honored to present Gerald Westheimer with the 2021 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science. The Ken Nakayama Medal is in honor of Professor Ken Nakayama’s contributions to the Vision Sciences Society, as well as his innovations and excellence to the domain of vision sciences. The recipient of the […]

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 can present and discuss their work. This year, the Vision Sciences Society’s annual meeting will be held virtually, May 21-26, […]

2021 Davida Teller Award – Marisa Carrasco

The Vision Sciences Society is honored to present Dr. Marisa Carrasco with the 2021 Davida Teller Award VSS established the Davida Teller Award in 2013. Davida was an exceptional scientist, mentor and colleague, who for many years led the field of visual development. The award is therefore given to an outstanding female vision scientist in […]

V-VSS 2021 Graphics Competition

VSS is seeking creative visual images to be used as the banner image of the Vision Sciences Society website and the V-VSS 2021 meeting website. Images should be related to the field of vision science, the Vision Sciences Society, or the Virtual VSS annual meeting. Because this year’s meeting is a virtual event, the 2021 […]

2021 Public Lecture – Roland Fleming

Roland Fleming,  PhD Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany Roland Fleming is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates how the brain allows us to see the physical properties of objects. He studied at Oxford and MIT and has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. He is currently the Kurt Koffka Professor of Experimental Psychology […]

2021 Keynote – Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Suzana Herculano-Houzel Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director for Communications, Vanderbilt Brain Institute Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D., is a biologist and neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University, where she is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on what different brains are made of; what that matters in terms of cognition, […]

VSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee

In January 2020, the Vision Sciences Society created a new committee committed to fostering Diversity and Inclusion at VSS and in vision science. At the 2020 V-VSS meeting, the Committee co-organized a Town Hall to listen to the experiences of our community. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is currently exploring a number of initiatives, including: […]