Symposia

100 years of good Gestalt: new vistas

Co-Chairs: Michael Herzog & Johan Wagemans
Sunday 2 September 2012, Salon del Emperador, 14.30-17.00

How good Gestalt determines low level vision
Michael Herzog

A century of Gestalt theory: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Johan Wagemans

On grouping and shape formation: new results
Baingio Pinna

Gestalt influences in modal and amodal filling-in
Rob van Lier

Amodal completion and shape approximation
Walter Gerbino

Understanding perceptual organization: What, how, and why?
Stephen Palmer

Shading Gradient Based Cues to Depth and Figure-Ground Perception
Tandra Ghose and Stephen Palmer

A pluralist approach to Gestalts
Peter van der Helm

Space, colour, natural vision and conscious robots

A symposium to honour Tom Troscianko

Chair: Petroc Sumner
Sunday 2 September 2012, Salon de la Infanta y Reina, 14.30-17.00

Seeing through Tom's eyes: perception of isoluminant chromatic contours
Mark W. Greenlee and Lothar Spillmann

The motion of pure colour: it’s all in the jitter
Patrick Cavanagh and Mark Wexler

From stereo vision over isoluminance to perceptual learning
Manfred Fahle and Tom Troscianko

The colour opponency assumptions in a V1-based model for predicting perceived differences in natural scenes
David Tolhurst, Rikesh Rajani, Tom Troscianko and Isabel Gibson

What task drove the evolution of human colour vision?
Petroc Sumner, Aline Bompas and Grace Kendall

Cuttlefish coloration – tricks of camouflage and show
Daniel Osorio and Sarah Zylinski

When the eyes predict judgments about real moving scenes
Iain D. Gilchrist, Christina J. Howard and Tom Troscianko

Examining Attention Allocation in Multiplex Viewing: How Many Scenes are Seen?
Matthew Stainer, Ben Tatler and Kenneth C. Scott-Brown

The Perception of Correlation in Datasets
Ronald Rensink

A Vision For Open Science

Co-Chairs: Lee de-Wit, Deborah Apthorp and Nick Scott-Samuel
Monday 3 September 2012, Salon del Emperador, 9.00-11.00

Does rewarding that which is easily measured lead to better science?
Lee De-Wit

Why have so many academics decided to boycott Elsevier?
Nick Scott-Samuel

Open Access and Author-Owned Copyright
Amye Kenall, Tim Meese and Peter Thompson

Publication bias, the File Drawer Problem, and how innovative publication models can help.
Deborah Apthorp

Open experiments and open source
Jonathan Peirce

Exploiting modern technology in making experiments: the academic app store
Ian M. Thornton

Computational Approaches to Visual Illusion

Chair: Kokichi Sugihara
Monday 3 September 2012, Salon del Emperador, 14.00-15.30

Impossible Motions: A New Type of Visual Illusion Generated by Shape-from-Image Equations
Kokichi Sugihara

Shape-Free Hybrid Image - Effects of Artificial Noise and Complementary Color
Peeraya Sripian and Yasushi Yamaguchi

Perceptual stabilization of ambiguous visual input: a synthesis of perception, computation and neurophysiology
Chris Klink

Illusions in Man and Machine
Cornelia Fermuller

Computational Creation of a New Illusionary Solid Sign with the Hollow Structure
Akiyasu Tomoeda

Alpha revisited: The role of neural oscillations in visual perception and selective attention

Chair: John Foxe
Tuesday 4 September 2012, Sala Hall, 9.00-11.00

The role of alpha-band oscillatory activity in voluntary attentional control across sensory modalities: An assessment of supramodal attention theory. Snigdha Banerjee, Adam Snyder, Sophie Molholm and John Foxe

Oscillatory markers of perceptual decision formation under vigilant monitoring conditions
Simon Kelly and Redmond O' Connell

Alpha rhythms echo the world inside the brain, and make it flicker
Rufin Vanrullen

Dynamic alpha re-mapping during pro- and anti- saccade tasks: common rapid oscillatory mechanisms during both overt and covert attentional deployments
Daniel Belyusar, Adam C Snyder, Hans-Peter Frey, Mark R Harwood and John J Foxe

Alpha-band rhythms in visual task performance: Phase-locking by sensory stimulation, and relation to encephalographic activity
Gregor Thut

Cortical cross-frequency coupling dramatically affects performance during a taxing visual-detection task
Ian Fiebelkorn, Adam Snyder, Manuel Mercier, John Butler, Sophie Molholm and John Foxe

Colour Cognition

Chair: Galina V. Paramei
Tuesday 4 September 2012, Salon del Emperador, 14.00-15.30

The blue area requires multiple colour names in Italian
Galina Paramei and Cristina Stara

A method to study colour category
Alexander Logvinenko

How invariant is unique white?
Sophie Wuerger, Kaida Xiao, Emily Hird, Tushar Chauhan, Dimos Karatzas and Esther Perales

Category effects for red and brown
Christoph Witzel and Karl Reiner Gegenfurtner

Locating colors in the Munsell space: an unconstrained color naming experiment
Giulia Paggetti and Gloria Menegaz

Moving Image - Moving Eyes: Active Vision in the Real World

Chair: Johannes M Zanker
Wednesday 5 September 2012, Sala Hall, 9.00-11.00

The role of eye movements in real world human navigation
Szonya Durant and Johannes Zanker

Eye guidance in natural vision
Ben Tatler

Eye movements in reading as the expression of distributed spatial coding in oculomotor-centre maps
Françoise Vitu

Eye movements in interception
Eli Brenner and Jeroen B. J. Smeets

Learning to use the lightfield for shape and lightness perception
Julie M. Harris, P. George Lovell, Glen Harding and Marina Bloj

Visual, motor & attentional aspects of dyslexia

Chair: Zoï Kapoula
Wednesday 5 September 2012, Sala Hall, 14.00-15.30

Reading unstable words in dyslexia: inefficiency of saccade-vergence neuroplasticity
Zoi Kapoula

A causal link between visual attention span and reading acquisition
Sylviane Valdois and Marie-Line Bosse

The magnocellular theory of visual dyslexia
John Stein

Spatial attention and learning to read: Evidence from a 3-years longitudinal study
Sandro Franceschini, Simone Gori and Andrea Facoetti

Satellite Conferences

Visual Science of Art Conference

1-2 September 2012, Alghero