January 12, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Karen Hampson, Imperial College, United Kingdom

Research Talk:

The Higher-order Aberrations of the Human Eye: Relation to the Pulse, Entrainment, and the Relevance to the Accommodation Response

January 30, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Wei Ji Ma, California Institute of Technology

Research Talk:

Manipulation of Uncertainty: Multisensory Perception and Visual Short-term Memory

February 9, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Iain Gilchrist, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK

Research Talk:

Why Do We Move Our Eyes?

March 1, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Steven Jax, Graduate student, Pennsylvania State University

Research Talk:

Sequential Effects in Reaching around Obstacles: The Obstacle-Perseveration Effect

March 5, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Peggy Series, Postdoc, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

Research Talk:

Orientation Selectivity, Tuning Curve Sharpening, and the Efficiency of a Population Code

March 8, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Ted Dryja, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Boynton Colloquium:

Hereditary Human Photoreceptor Diseases: Numerous Phenotypes and Genetic Causes

March 12, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Marc Schieber, Assoc. Professor, University of Rochester

Research Talk:

Pruning the Cortico-Motoneuronal Network that Controls the Fingers

March 19, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Matt Dye, Postdoc, University of Rochester

Research Talk:

The development of visual attention skills in school-aged children: Effects of age and action video gaming

March 26, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Hal Greenwald, Graduate student, University of Rochester

Research Talk:

Monocular and binocular cues contribute differently to planning and online control of reaching movements

March 29, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Bill Geisler, Center for Perceptual Systems and Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Boynton Colloquium:

Visual Search: Gaze Contingent Displays and the Ideal Searcher

April 12, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Uri Polat, Tel-Aviv University, Goldschleger Eye Research Institute

Boynton Colloquium:

Functional architecture and plasticity of lateral interactions

May 10, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Marla Feller, Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego

Boynton Colloquium:

The mechanisms and function of spontaneous activity in the developing mammalian retina

May 14, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Elena Fedorovskaya, Eastman Kodak Co.

Research Talk:

Image quality as a problem of computational vision

May 17, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

David Heeger, Professor, Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

Boynton Colloquium:

Waves of activity in early visual cortex during binocular rivalry

June 2, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Jason Porter, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Sources of the monochromatic aberrations induced in human eyes after laser refractive surgery

June 4, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Rebecca Sappington, Neuroscience, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Pressure-induced intrinsic and extrinsic modulation of retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in an in vitro model of glaucoma

June 7, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Seth Pantanelli, Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester

Thesis Defense:

Wavefront measurement and characterization of ocular pathologies

June 14, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Dennis Dacey, University of Washington, Seattle

Boynton Colloquium:

Ganglion cell type diversity and visual pathways in the primate

June 21, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Matthew V. Chafee, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

Research Talk:

Sensorimotor independence of spatial representations in monkey posterior parietal cortex

June 28, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Douglas Goodman, Sr. Scientist, Corning Tropel

Research Talk:

Educator's Day at the OSA Annual Meeting

September 9, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Alireza Soltani, Physics, Brandeis University

Research Talk:

Reward-based decision making

September 13, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Sheila Nirenberg, Neurobiology, UCLA

Boynton Colloquium:

Dissecting neural circuits in the visual system using targeted cell class ablation

October 13, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Alex Wade, UCSF


Retinotopic mapping with MR

October 18, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Martin Banks, UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Research Talk:

Why do pictures viewed from the wrong place look good?

November 5, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Alexandre Pouget, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

Research Talk:

Using cortical variability for Bayesian inferences

November 8, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Okihide Hikosaka, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI

Boynton Colloquium:

Neural mechanisms of reward-oriented saccadic eye movement

November 9, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Xiao-jing Wang

Research Talk:

Decision making and flexible sensori-motor learning: from cellular mechanisms to network behavior

November 22, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Barry Lee, SUNY College of Optometry

Boynton Colloquium:

Ganglion cell signals and motion mechanisms

November 29, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Krystel Huxlin, University of Rochester

Research Talk:

Training-induced recovery of visual motion perception after visual cortical strokes in humans

December 6, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology

Boynton Colloquium:

Studying consciousness using single cell recordings, fMRI and psychophysics

December 13, 2004, 12:00 p.m.

Jamie Hillis, University of Pennsylvania

Research Talk:

Are color appearance and discriminability controlled by the same mechanisms of adaptation?