2004 OSA Fall Vision Meeting

October 15-17, 2004 at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Image Quality: Perception & Adaptation
Chair: Ray Applegate

Larry Thibos, Indiana University
Predicting the effects of ocular aberrations on visual performance

Andrew Watson, NASA Ames Research Center
Human optical image quality and the Spatial Standard Observer

Pablo Artal, University of Murcia
Visual performance and adaptation to changes in wave aberrations

Michael Webster, University of Nevada, Reno
Adaptation and subjective image quality

Low Vision Devices & Applications
Chair: Robert Massof

Graham Strong, University of Waterloo
New video-based assistive technologies for low vision

Eli Peli, Harvard University
Vision multiplexing in the design of low vision devices

Noa Rensing, MicroOptical Engineering Corp.
Night vision devices for the visually impaired

Gislin Dagnelie, Johns Hopkins University
Prosthetic vision for the blind: the future in sight?

Contributed Color Session
Chair: Barry Lee

John Mollon, Cambridge University
Color discrimination in carriers of color deficiency

Neil Parry, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Perceived chromaticity shifts with retinal eccentricity

Margalith Harrar, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
A study on chromatic contrast regulation

Adam Reeves, Northeastern University
Color constancy: stimulus or task

Innovations in Eyetracking
Chair: Mary Hayhoe

Jeffrey Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Center
Taking gaze tracking from the lab to the field (and sky)

Jeff Pelz, Rochester Institute of Technology
Portable eyetracking in natural behavior

Kathleen Turano, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins
Simulated visual field loss in mobile observers

Wilson Geisler, University of Texas at Austin
Analysis of visual search using gaze contingent displays and ideal observers

Dan Ferguson, Physical Sciences, Inc.
Retinal image stabilization strategies for adaptive optics

Non-classical Spectral Inputs to Visual Pathways
Chair: Joel Pokorny

Hao Sun, SUNY College of Optometry
The origin of the chromatic response of magnocellular ganglion cells

Dennis Dacey, University of Washington, Seattle
Melanopsin-expressing ganglion cells in primate retina project to the LGN and signal both color and irradiance

Paul Gamlin, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Primate pupillary responses mediated by a novel photopigment

Steve Massey, University of Texas at Houston
Photoreceptor coupling in the primate retina

Visual Plasticity in "Normal" Vision
Chair: Manfred Fahle

Takeo Watanabe, Boston University
Perceptual learning without perception is not passive and results in robust perception

Daphne Bavelier, University of Rochester
Effects of video game playing on visual functions

Geoffrey Ghose, University of Minnesota
Learning and cortical hierarchies

Models of Color Appearance
Chair: Kathy Mullen

David Brainard, University of Pennsylvania
The dual functions of color vision: connecting thresholds and appearance

Mark Fairchild, Rochester Institute of Technology
Color appearance models: splicing color science and practical applications

Kenneth Knoblauch, INSERM, Bron
Non-monotonic relations between spectral coding and color perception

Rainer Mausfeld, Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel
Modes of appearance revisited: the non-unitary of colour codes

John Mollon, Cambridge University
The contributions of John Krauskopf to sensory science

Visual Plasticity and Rehabilitation
Chair: Krystel Huxlin

Bernhard Sabel, University of Magdeburg Medical School
Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) for the treatment of visual field deficits after brain damage: the role of eye movements and fixation behavior

Daphne Maurer, McMaster University
Lessons about visual rehabilitation from children treated for cataracts

Lynne Kiorpes, New York University
Critical periods in visual development: implications for amblyopia

Donald E. Mitchell, Dalhousie University
Early visual deprivation: strategies to prevent visual deficits and factors that promote recovery when deficits occur

Time Scales and Significance of Adaptation
Chair: Qasim Zaidi

Jay Neitz, Medical College of Wisconsin
A neural mechanism that is plastic in adults and its implications for coding of color

Barry Lee, SUNY College of Optometry
The time course of outer retinal adaptation

Peter Lennie, New York University
Multiple layers of contrast adaptation

Donald MacLeod, University of California, San Diego
Reasons for adaptation

Contributed Vision Session
Chair: Ione Fine

Contributed papers to this session were handled by the Vision Committee Chairs

Bart Farell, Syracuse University
What and where in the computation of relative disparity

Zhong-Lin Lu, University of Southern California
Independent perceptual learning in monocular and binocular motion systems

Daniel Tso, SUNY Health Science Center
The origins of stimulus dependent intrinsic optical signals of the retina

Matthew Dye, University of Rochester
The development of visual attention skills in school-age children: effects of age and video gaming

Physiology of Cortical Adaptation
Chair: Alex Wade

Tony Movshon, New York University
Adaptation's effects on macaque MT neurons

Geoffrey Boynton, The Salk Institute
Orientation-specific adaptation in human visual cortex

Benjamin Backus, University of Pennyslvania
Illusory motion from nonlinear response to contrast: how much does the visual system know about its own neuronal adaptation?

Randolph Blake, Vanderbilt University
Adaptation as a tool for probing the neural correlates of conscious visual awareness

Local Organizing Committee
David Williams
Joseph Carroll
Geunyoung Yoon