Visual Attention Seminar Series 2008-2009

Date and Time



Wed 3rd September


Claudia Wilimzig

California Institute of Technology

Saliency and temporal integration for natural scenes

Wed 24th September


Jim DiCarlo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Untangling object recognition:  How does the visual system achieve “invariant” object representation.

Wed 1st October


Won Mok Shim

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Capacity limit in attention and working memory

Wed 8th October


Andrew Leber

University of New Hampshire

Mechanisms of cognitive control revealed through within-subject fluctuations of fMRI activity over time

Thurs 23th October

3:00 PM

Larry Maloney

Department of Psychology
Center for Neural Science
, New York University

Movement Planning under Risk versus Decision Making under Risk

Wed 19th November


Ruth Rosenholtz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Texture-Representation Model of Visual Crowding... And Visual Search?

Wed 3rd December

11 am - 12.30pm

David Melcher

Center for Mind/Brain Studies,

University of Trento

The role of selective attention in trans-saccadic perception

Wed17th December

11:30 pm-1.30pm

Erik Blaser

University of Massachusetts Boston

Illuminating the shadow economy of dark attention

Wed 21st January


Stephen Grossberg

Boston University

The Resonant Brain: Learning, Attention, Memory, Search, and Consciousness.

Wed 4th February


Justin Junge

Tufts University

A metric of simple and complex visual information

Wed18th February


Adam Reeves

Northeastern University

Attentional release in the saccadic gap effect

Wed 25th February


Daniel Dennett and Jeremy Wolfe

Tufts University and Visual Attention Lab

An informal discussion of visual awareness with Daniel Dennett and Jeremy Wolfe.

Wed 4th March


Michael Zehetleitner

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Salience and set size functions in feature search.

Wed 18th March


Juergen Schmidhuber

Technische Universität München, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale

Driven by Compression Progress: A Simple Principle Explains Essential Aspects of Subjective Beauty, Novelty, Surprise, Interestingness, Attention, Curiosity, Creativity, Art, Science, Music, Jokes.

Wed 1st April


Aude Oliva

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A look at the Infinite Warehouse: How unique are visual representations in long-term memory?

Wed 8th April


Yaoda Xu

Harvard University

Selecting and perceiving multiple visual objects in the mind and brain.

Wed 22nd April


Edward K. Vogel

University of Oregon

Neural measures of selecting and tracking multiple moving objects.