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April 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m., K-207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Chinfei Chen, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital

Boynton Colloquium:

Plasticity of retinal inputs in the mouse visual thalamus

March 18, 2020, 3:00 p.m., K-207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Alessandra Angelucci, U. of Utah

Boynton Colloquium:

Organization and function of feedback connections in early visual processing

December 4, 2019, 3:00 p.m., K-207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Anitha Pasupathy, U of Washington

Boynton Colloquium:

Mid-level cortical representations for object recognition

November 13, 2019, 3:00 p.m., K-207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Christine Wildsoet, UC Berkeley

Boynton Colloquium:

Controlling the myopia epidemic: insights from animal models about underlying mechanisms point to new and not-so-new strategies

October 16, 2019, 3:00 p.m., K207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Dennis Levi, UC Berkeley

Boynton Colloquium:

Learning to see in depth

October 7, 2019, 3:00 p.m., 1W-304, School of Nursing Auditorium

Michael Shadlen, Columbia University

Knill Lecture:


September 30, 2019, 3:00 p.m., K207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Michael Webster, University of Nevada, Reno

Research Talk:

Adaptation and visual experience

September 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Wegmans Hall, 1400 (Auditorium)

Jack Gallant, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley


Individualized High-Resolution Functional Mapping of the Human Brain Demonstrates the Power of Data Science

August 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Kresge Room, Meliora 269

Elizabeth Shay, Graduate Student, Advisors: Brad Mahon and Jessica Cantlon, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Neural Signatures of Compositionality in the Human Brain

August 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m., K207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Michele Basso, Vincent and Stella Coates Chair in Neurobiology , UCLA

Research Talk:

The Role of the Basal Ganglia and Superior Colliculus in Perceptual Decision-Making

August 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Meliora 366


Undergraduate Fellowship Poster Session

August 1, 2019, 12:00 p.m., Riverbend Shelter, Genesee Valley Park


CVS Picnic

July 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m., Meliora 301B

Arthur G. Shapiro, Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, American University

Research Talk:

Color illusion as a spatial binding problem

July 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Kresge Room, 269 Meliora Hall

David Field, Cornell University

Research Talk:

Where is the peak of contrast sensitivity

July 10, 2019, 12:30 p.m., K207 Auditorium, MC 2-6408

Susana Marcos, Instituto de Optics, CSIC

Research Talk:

Linking ocular structure, biomechanics, optics and vision

May 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, MC 2-6424

Janneke Jehee, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior

Boynton Colloquium:

Uncertainty in perceptual decision making

May 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Meliora 301B

Brian Keane, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Visual shape completion deficits in schizophrenia: Prospects for a new kind of biomarker

May 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, MC 2-6424

Preeti Verghese, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Boynton Colloquium:

The role of the visual periphery in depth perception

April 23, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, MC 2-6424

Greg Horwitz, University of Washington

Boynton Colloquium:

Signals and noise in the primate early visual system

April 5, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Bausch & Lomb 106

Sarah Walters, Graduate Student, Advisors: Hunter/Williams, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence Adaptive Optics Ophthalmoscopy of Retinal Function

February 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Hopeman Building, Room 224

Mengchen Xu, CVS Graduate Student, Advisers: Geunyoung Yoon/Amy L. Lerner, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Investigation of Corneal Biomechanical and Optical Behaviors by Developing Individualized Finite Element Model

January 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m., Kresge Room, Meliora 269

Matthew Overlan, BCS Graduate Student, Advisor: Robert Jacobs, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Probabilistic Program Induction as a Model of Human Concept Learning

January 23, 2019, 2:00 p.m., MC 2-6408, K207 Auditorium

William Beltran, University of Pennsylvania

Research Talk:

Use of a canine model of retinal degeneration (RHO-adRP) to develop a corrective gene therapy for this disorder

January 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m., 269 Meliora Hall, Kresge Rm

Dora Biro, University of Oxford

Research Talk:

From individual cognition to collective organisation

January 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Rm K-307, MC 3-6408

Duje Tadin, Professor, University of Rochester


Reshaping Cognitive Neuroscience with Virtual Reality

January 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m., MC G-4104, Large Conference Room

Junzhong Liang, Krypton Vision, Inc.

Research Talk:

Solving Presbyopia through Innovated Optical Designs

January 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m., MC K-207

Keith Schneider, Associate Professor, University of Delaware


Imaging the human thalamus, and the deconvolution revolution in fMRI