Talk Series Abstracts 2008

January 7: Jelena Jovancevic, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Advisor: Mary Hayhoe)

Control of attention and gaze in complex environments

CVS Thesis Defense: Meliora 366, 9:00-10:00 am


January 10: Keith Schneider, RCBI

Probing attention and perception through high-resolution fMRI of the human subcortex

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


January 14: Stephen Lisberger, University of California San Francisco

Variation, signal, and noise in sensory-motor processing for smooth pursuit eye movements

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

Co-sponsored by Neurobiology & Anatomy/Neuroscience


January 18: Alen Hajnal, University of Louisville

Perceiving three dimensional space: slant and distance

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


January 21: James Elder, York University

Perceptual organization of contours

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


January 30: C. Shawn Green, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Advisor: Daphne Bavelier)

The effects of action video game experience on perceptual decision making

CVS Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 2:00-3:00 pm


February 4: Nathan Rosecrans, Center for Visual Science

Synchronous cortical oscillations alter the stability of spatial activity patterns in primary visual cortex

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


February 18: Bruce Cumming, National Eye Institute

Where do correlations between neuronal activity and sensory decisions originate?

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


March 31: Donald Hood, Columbia University

Comparing structural and functional damage due to glaucoma

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


April 14: Peter Bex, Harvard University

What information do we use to detect and identify natural images?

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


April 18: Jessica Morgan, Optics (Advisor: David Williams)

In vivo imaging of the retinal pigment epithelial cells

CVS Thesis Defense: Goergen 101, 10:00-11:00 am


April 21: Pawan Sinha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From fragments to objects: mechanisms of visual integration

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


May 19: Zoe Kourtzi, University of Birmingham, UK

Learning for adaptive decisions in humans, brains, and machines

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


May 19: Andrew Welchman, University of Birmingham, UK

Seeing in depth: convergence and combination

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 4:00-5:00 pm


May 22: Xei Biao, Postdoc, Knill lab

Color perception of 3D objects in complex scenes

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


May 23: David Sliney, Consulting Medical Physicist

Optical radiation hazards to the eye

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


June 9: Peter De Weerd, University of Maastricht

Are there neural interpolation processes in early visual cortex that contribute to perceptual filling-in and surface perception?

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


July 29: Hal S. Greenwald, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Advisor: David Knill)

Getting a grip on 3D surface orientation: binocular vision, cue integration, and computation

CVS Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 10:00-11:00 am


July 30

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

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


August 7: Peter Battaglia, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Probabilistic sensorimotor processing: overcoming uncertainty and ambiguity to improve behavior

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


September 16: Liping Wang, Dept of Neurosurgery, John's Hopkins University (Postdoctoral candidate in Pasternak lab)

Mnemonic neuronal activity in somatosensory cortex

CVS Research Talk: Anderson Room (G-8543), 10:30-11:30 am


October 6: Dennis Levi, School of Optometry, University of California Berkeley

Improving the performance of the visual system in adults with amblyopia through perceptual learning and videogames

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


October 22: Constantin Rothkopf, University of Rochester (Advisors: Mary Hayhoe and Dana Ballard)

Modular models of task based visually guided behavior

CVS Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


November 10: Brett Fajen, Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Learning and the visual guidance of action

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


December 3: Oh-Sang Kwan, Purdue University (postdoctoral candidate in Knill lab)

Early-feedback model of a goal-directed human movement

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


December 10

Akiyuki Anzai, University of Rochester

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

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