Blurring the Borders Between Vision, Cognition, and Action

26th Symposium: May 29-31, 2008

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This conference was supported by NSF (BCS-0817365), ONR (N00014-08-1-0720), and the Center for Visual Science.

Wednesday, May 28

7:00 - 10:00 PM Registration & Welcome Reception, 269 Meliora Hall, River Campus

Thursday, May 29

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast, Medical Center Atrium

8:45 AM Welcome, Tatiana Pasternak & Duje Tadin

Visual & Cognitive Circuits (Liz Romanski, Session Chair)

9:00 - 9:45 AM Simon Thorpe, CNRS, France
From vision to action in 100 ms – is there time for cognition?

9:45 - 10:30 AM Emilio Salinas, Wake Forest University
How behavioral constraints influence sensory tuning curves

11:00 - 11:45 AM Helen Barbas, Boston University
How the frontal lobe controls the mind's eye

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Leslie Ungerleider, NIMH
The primate prefrontal cortex and the executive control of attention

12:30 - 1:00 PM Discussion Session

1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch, Medical Center Atrium

Visual Signals in Cognitive Circuits (Greg DeAngelis, Session Chair)

2:00 - 2:45 PM Tatiana Pasternak, University of Rochester
Representation of visual motion during motion discrimination tasks in primate prefrontal cortex

2:45 - 3:30 PM Andreas Nieder, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Representation of number in the primate brain

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break (Refreshments will be served), Medical Center Atrium

4:00 - 4:45 PM John Assad, Harvard Medical School
Encoding behavioral relevance in parietal cortex

4:45 - 5:30 PM Wendy Suzuki, New York University
Associative learning signals in the monkey medial temporal lobe

5:30 - 6:00 PM Discussion Session

6:00 - 7:00 PM Posters

7:30 - 9:30 PM Dinner, Colgate Divinity School

Friday, May 30

8:00 AM Breakfast, Medical Center Atrium

Cognitive Influences on Visual Processing I (Charles Duffy, Session Chair)

9:00 - 9:45 AM Marisa Carrasco, New York University
Spatial and feature-based attention: psychophysics and neuroimaging studies

9:45 - 10:30 AM Frank Tong, Vanderbilt University
Decoding the contents of perception and attention from human brain activity

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break (Refreshments will be served), Medical Center Atrium

11:00 - 11:45 AM David Heeger, New York University
The normalization model of attention

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Stefan Treue, University of Göttingen, Germany
Attentional influences on motion processing in area MT: of space, features and objects

12:30 - 1:00 PM Discussion Session

1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch, Medical Center Atrium

Cognitive Influences on Visual Processing II (Duje Tadin, Session Chair)

2:00 - 2:45 PM Patrick Cavanagh, University of Paris, France
Attention and nonretinotopic processing in vision

2:45 - 3:30 PM Charles Gilbert, The Rockefeller University
Brain states

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Carl Olson, Carnegie Mellon University
Selectivity for features, conjunctions and configurations in ventral stream cortex

4:45 - 5:30 PM Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology
Behavioral and neural correlates of visual preference decision making

5:30 - 6:00 PM Discussion Session

6:00 - 7:00 PM Posters

7:30 -9:30 PM Dinner, Medical Center Atrium

Saturday, May 31

8:00 AM Breakfast, Medical Center Atrium

Vision During Action (David Knill, Session Chair)

9:00 - 9:45 AM David Burr, University of Florence
Keeping vision stable

9:45 - 10:30 AM Carol Colby, University of Pittsburgh
Attention and active vision

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break (Refreshments will be served), Medical Center Atrium

11:00 - 11:45 AM Tirin Moore, Stanford University
Mechanisms of saccadic suppression in ventral visual cortex

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Randolph Blake, Vanderbilt University
Actions can arbitrate visual conflict

12:30 - 1:00 PM Discussion Session

1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch, Medical Center Atrium

End of Meeting

Organizing Committee:
Tatiana Pasternak
Duje Tadin

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