Talk Series Abstracts 2007

January 12: Wei Ji Ma, Postdoc, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

The optimality of multisensory perception

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


January 15: Ayelet Sapir, Washington University

Neural correlates of visual attention in the normal brain and in neglect patients

CVS/BCS Faculty Candidate Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 4:00-5:30 pm


January 25: William Bosking, The University of Texas

Task-dependent readout of early sensory representations

CVS/BCS Faculty Candidate Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


January 26: Ruben Moreno-Bote, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

When the stimulus becomes maximally ambiguous

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


January 31: Matthew Smith, Carnegie Mellon University

Global form processing and population coding in visual cortex

CVS/BCS Faculty Candidate Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


February 2: Nicole Rust, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The mechanisms underlying motion pattern invariance in area MT

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


February 8: Ed Pugh, University of Pennsylvania

The visual retinoid cycle in health and disease

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 2:00-3:00 pm


February 9: Janet Sparrow

Shedding light on the lipofuscin of retinal pigment epithelial cells

CVS Boynton Colloquium Series: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 9:00-10:30 am


February 13: Alan Stocker, New York University

Understanding visual motion perception on the basis of optimality

CVS/BCS Faculty Candidate Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


February 15: Duje Tadin, Vanderbilt University

Center-surround interactions in vision: description and functional roles

CVS/BCS Faculty Candidate Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


March 8: Charles Kemp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The structure and acquisition of semantic knowledge

BCS Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


March 12: Ahna R. Girshick, University of California, Berkeley

Probabilistic combination of disparity and texture slant information: weighted averaging and robust estimation as optimal percepts

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


March 29: Janneke Jehee, Center for Visual Science

The functional role of top-down interactions in visual processing

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


April 5: Oliver Hinds, Boston University

Human V1 topography investigated with structural and functional MRI

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


April 16: Karl A. Kasischke, Center for Aging and Developmental Biology

NADH as a functional imaging signal

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


April 18: Daniel Gray, Institute of Optics (Advisor: David Williams)

High resolution in vivo imaging of retinal cells with adaptive optics fluorescence scanning laser ophthalmoscopy

CVS Thesis Defense: 109 Goergen (in the New Optics Building on the River Campus), 12:00-1:00 pm


April 23: Fulvio Domini, Brown University

A novel approach to the problem of cue integration: the Stereo-Motion case

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


May 4: Rob Hladky, Mathematics

Modeling the visual cortex with subRiemannian geometry

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


May 18: Alexandre Pouget, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Cortical variability: noise or ignorance?

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


June 18: Mary Jo Maciejewski, Postdoc, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Detection of cortical vision loss using fMRI and psychophysics

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


August 2

CVS Undergraduate Fellowship Poster Session: Meliora Hall, 2nd Fl., 9:00 am-12:00 pm

CVS Picnic: Genesee Valley Park Roundhouse, 12:00-5:00 pm


August 6: C. Shawn Green, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

The speed and accuracy of perceptual decisions in action video game players

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


August 14: Melchi Michel, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Advisor: Robert Jacobs)

Statistical Mechanisms and Constraints in Perceptual Learning: What can we learn?

CVS Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


August 30: Krista Gigone, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Advisor: Mary Hayhoe)

Investigations of intrasaccadic integration with a three-dimensional spatial localization task

CVS Masters Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 9:00 am-10:30 am


September 10: Ben Masella, Institute of Optics

Retinal damage observed with autofluorescence imaging of retinal pigment epithelium cells in vivo

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


September 26: Ross Messing, Computer Science

Bayesian model selection in perceptual organization of motion

CVS/BCS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


September 28: Lu Yin, University of Pennyslvania

Visual processing in guinea pig retina along the dual gradient in cone opsin expression

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


October 15: David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health

A dissociation of basic neural signals in V1 during perceptual suppression

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


October 29: Aaron Seitz, Boston University

The role of reward in perceptual learning

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


November 12: Anthony Norcia, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Imaging the dynamics of figure-ground segmentation

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


December 3: Rowan Candy, Indiana University

The retinal visual experience of the human infant

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


December 10: Josh Wallman, The City College of New York

Saccadic learning and a motoric role for visual attention

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


December 12: Melanie Campbell, University of Waterloo

Retinal image quality and sampling during emmetropization and lens induction of myopia

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


December 13: Duje Tadin, Center for Visual Science

Mechanisms of figure-ground segregation in visual motion perception

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm

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