2008 OSA Fall Vision Meeting

October 24-26, 2008 at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Thursday, October 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Reception, Kresge Room, 269 Meliora Hall

Friday, October 24

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast, Registration & Put-up Posters

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome (David Williams)

Retinopathy and Visual Dysfunction
Chair: Peter Gouras, Columbia University

9:15 am Fred Fitzke, University College London
Retinal imaging and functional studies in the living human eye to reveal fine structural changes that accompany loss of visual sensitivity

9:35 am Yi-Zhong Wang, Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Early detection/assessment/monitoring of vision loss in AMD and Stargardt disease

9:55 am David G. Birch, Retina Foundation of the Southwest
The role of electrophysiology in detecting and following retinal dystrophies

10:15 am Peter Coffey, University College London
Animal models of ARMD and RPE transplant in human patients

10:35 am Discussion

11:15 am - 12:45 pm Poster Session (with coffee)

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch

Contributed Talk Session: Color
Chair: Jay Neitz, Medical College of Wisconsin

1:45 pm Osamu Masuda, University of Rochester
Arrangement of the trichromatic cone mosaic in peripheral retina of a color-normal and a deutan carrier

2:00 pm Paul Martin, National Vision Research Institute of Australia
Contribution of blue (S) cone signals to classical and extraclassical receptive fields in the lateral geniculate nucleus

2:15 pm Rigmor Baraas, Buskerud University College
Comparison of local versus lateral S-cone modulation on rod thresholds

2:30 pm Andy Salzwedel, Medical College of Wisconsin
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) investigation of the circuitry for blue-yellow color vision

2:45 pm Sang Wook Hong, Vanderbilt University
Interocular suppression selectively affects achromatic and chromatic pathways

3:00 pm Michael Engles, University of Georgia
Macular pigment and contrast sensitivity: testing the acuity hypothesis

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Poster Session

Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Walt Makous
Chair: David Williams, University of Rochester

4:30 pm Don MacLeod, University of California-San Diego
Color in the neural maze

4:50 pm Julie Schnapf, University of California-San Francisco
Electrical networks in mammalian photoreceptors

5:10 pm Bill Geisler, The University of Texas-Austin
Natural systems analysis

5:30 pm Peter Bex, Harvard University
Contrast perception in natural scenes

7:00 pm Makous Festschrift Banquet - Colgate Divinity School

Saturday, October 25

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

Gene Therapy Approaches to Basic and Clinical Vision Sciences
Chair: Jay Neitz, Medical College of Wisconsin

8:30 am Matt Mauck, Medical College of Wisconsin
Using gene therapy to probe the circuit for color vision

8:50 am Andras Komaromy, University of Pennsylvania
Restoration of cone function in dog models of rod monochromacy

9:10 am Ken Greenberg, University of California-Berkeley
Electrophysiology of channel rhodopsin in rabbit retina

9:30 am Kate Kolstad, University of California-Berkeley
Engineered photo-switch driven cortical responses in models of inherited blinding diseases

9:50 am Discussion

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

Contributed Talk Session: Vision
Chair: Greg Appelbaum, Duke University

11:00 am Michael Falconbridge (to be given by Don MacLeod), University of California San Diego
Invisible gratings exposed by their effect on subsequent test gratings

11:15 am Peng Zhang, University of Minnesota
Long-term orientation-specific contrast reduction reveals plasticity of mechanisms of contrast appearance

11:30 am Betina Ip, University of Oxford
Spatial, but not feature attention, modulates responses to stereoscopic structure-from-motion in human visual cortex

11:45 am Ying Geng, University of Rochester
In vivo imaging of rat retinal capillaries and fluorescently labeled retinal ganglion cells, dendrites and axons

12:00 pm Girish Kumar, University of Houston
Localized distortions within saccadic mapping contribute to the variance in saccadic landing points

12:15 pm Ethan Rossi, University of California, Berkeley
The relationship between the cone photoreceptor mosaic and visual acuity in normal observers and blue cone monochromat carriers

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Session

Color and Motion Processing
Chair: Karen Dobkins, University of California-San Diego

2:30 pm Brian White, Queen's University
Color signals in the primate superior colliculus

2:50 pm Jonathan Nassi, Harvard Medical School
Specialized circuits relaying primate parallel visual pathways to area MT

3:10 pm Shin'ya Nishida, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Trajectory integration of color signals for motion deblurring

3:30 pm Declan McKeefry, University of Bradford
Color in motion revealed by motion after-effects

3:50 pm Discussion

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Break

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Business Meeting

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Young Investigator Award

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Presentation of Tillyer Medal & Tillyer Lecture

7:30 pm Tillyer Banquet - George Eastman House

Sunday, October 26

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

Long-term Adaptive Effects in Color Vision
Chair: Angela Brown, Ohio State University

8:30 am Billy Hammond, University of Georgia
Compensation for macular pigment: color appearance and sensitivity regulation

8:50 am Jack Werner, University of California-Davis
What the aging lens can tell us about color appearance

9:10 am Rhea Eskew, Northeastern University
Potential mechanisms of long-term adaptation in color vision, and a failure to find evidence for them

9:30 am Aline Bompas, Cardiff University
Eye movements participate in color appearance

9:50 am Discussion

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

Between the Eyes and the Cortex: Active and Passive Filtering in the Geniculate
Chair: Peter Lennie, University of Rochester

11:00 am Sabine Kastner, Princeton University

11:20 am Geraint Rees, University College London
Functional MRI of the human LGN and subcortical pathways

11:40 pm Henry Alitto, University of California-Berkeley
Spatial attention and visual processing in the lateral geniculate nucleus

12:00 pm Jose-Manuel Alonso, SUNY College of Optometry
Receptive field dynamics and response gain in visual thalamus

12:20 pm Discussion

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch

Measuring Population Activity in Visual Cortex
Chair: Greg Appelbaum, Duke University

2:15 pm Adam Kohn, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Neural correlation in V1 and its effect on coding

2:35 pm David Fitzpatrick, Duke University
Distortions in perceived direction of motion predicted by population response dynamics in primary visual cortex

2:55 pm Justin Gardner, New York University
Inferring population responses in human visual cortex with classification analysis

3:15 pm Serge Dumoulin, Stanford University and Utrecht University
Quantitative population receptive field estimates in human visual cortex

3:35 pm Discussion

Local Organizing Committee
David Williams
Jennifer Hunter