2019 FABBS Early Career Impact Award

Congratulations to Julie Golomb, the VSS nominee and recipient of the 2019 Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award. The FABBS Early Career Impact Award honors early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the […]

FABBS February 15, 2019 Newsletter

ADMINISTRATION Deal Reached to Keep Government Open; Administration FY 2020 Budget Request Delayed At press time, a budget deal to avoid another partial shutdown awaited the President’s signature. The conference report provides budgets for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2019 to nine departments and dozens of agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF). The […]

2019 Funding Workshops

VSS Workshop on Funding in the US No registration required. First come, first served, until full. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 12:45 – 1:45 pm, Sabal/Sawgrass Moderator: David Brainard, University of Pennsylvania Discussants: Todd Horowitz, National Cancer Institute; Lawrence R. Gottlob, National Science Foundation; and Cheri Wiggs, National Eye Institute You have a great research idea, […]

FABBS Updates

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 […]

2019 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science – Concetta Morrone

The Vision Sciences Society is honored to present Concetta Morrone with the 2019 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 winner of the […]

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 […]

Prefrontal cortex in visual perception and recognition

Time/Room: Friday, May 17, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Talk Room 2 Organizer(s): Biyu Jade He, NYU Langone Medical Center Presenters: Diego Mendoza-Halliday, Vincent B. McGinty, Theofanis I Panagiotaropoulos, Hakwan Lau, Moshe Bar < Back to 2019 Symposia Symposium Description To date, the role of prefrontal cortex (PFC) in visual perception and recognition remains mysterious. […]