OSA Fall Vision Meeting 2007
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Saturday, Sept 15th

6-8 pm: Registration desk opens

6-8 pm: poster set-up (Angel)

Sunday, Sept 16th

8:15 8:30 Opening Remarks: Austin Roorda, chair, local organizing committee

Color in the Cortex

8:30 10:30

Moderator: Brian Wandell, Stanford University

Bob Shapley, New York University, Single Opponent and Double Opponent Cells in Macaque Striate Cortex

Sam Solomon, University of Sydney, Regulation of chromatic sensitivity in the primate visual system

Greg Horwitz, University of Washington, Analysis of non-linear cone signal combination in V1

Kathy Mullen, McGill University, Color processing in the human LGN and cortex measured with fMRI

10:00 10:30 coffee break

Contributed Color Talks

11:00 12:30

Moderator: Barry Lee, State University of New York

Dennis Dacey, University of Washington, Blue-Yellow opponent receptive field structure of primate S-cones

Steven Buck, University of Washington, Testing color vision models that incorporate rod influence

Ian Murray, University of Manchester, What can peripheral colour vision tell us about the organisation of cone opponent pathways?

Keizo Shinomori, Kochi University, The impulse response functions and interactions for S-cone increments and decrements.

Lucinda Baker, Colorado State University, As Time Goes By: Peripheral Color Appearance Following

Farran Briggs, UC Davis, How colorful is corticogeniculate feedback?

12:30 1:30 Lunch

Contributed Vision Talks

1:30 - 3:30
Moderator: Matteo Carandini, Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Damon Chandler, Oklahoma State University, How much information is carried by the power and phase spectra of natural scenes?

Michael Falconbridge, UC San Diego, Dynamics of adaptation to counterphasing gratings

Anthony Norcia, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, Imaging the time-course of Figure-Ground

Thomas Lauritzen, UC Berkeley, fMRI coherency analysis reveals feed-forward progression of visual responses
in human early visual cortex

Katherine Mancuso, Medical College of Wisconsin, Gene therapy treatment of color blindness in adult primates

Jessica IW Morgan, University of Rochester, Light Exposures Cause In Vivo Changes in Retinal Autofluorescence

3:30 4:30 Business Meeting

4:30 5:30 Posters and refreshments

5:30 8:30 Welcome Reception and Lab tours at UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Monday, Sept 17th

Visual Perception Computer Graphics and Display Technology

8:30 10:30

Moderator: Marty Banks UC Berkeley

Louis Silverstein, VCD Sciences, Inc., Advances in Display Technology: From Pixels to Perception

Edward Adelson MIT, Brain & Cognitive Science, Image Statistics and Surface Perception

Jitendra Malik UC Berkeley, Computer Science Modeling object recognition

Marc Levoy, Stanford University, Synthetic Aperture Photography and Microscopy by Recording and
Processing the 4D Light Field

10:30 11:00 coffee break

11:00 12:00 Posters

12:00 1:00 Lunch

Two Eyes, One Brain: The Machinery of Binocular Vision

1:00 3:00
Moderator: Suzanne McKee, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Prakash Kara, U South Carolina, A functional micro-architecture for binocular disparity and ocular
dominance in visual cortex.

Jonathan Horton, UC San Francisco, Complete Pattern of Ocular Dominance Columns in Human Striate

Bruce Cumming, NEI, Solving the stereo correspondence problem with realistic neurons

Marty Banks, UC Berkeley, The perceptual consequences of estimating disparity via correlation

3:00 3:30 coffee break

Color Illusions: Implications for Visual Processes

3:30 5:30

Moderator: Donald MacLeod UCSD

Steve Shevell, University of Chicago, Color Lessons Taught by Form

Fred Kingdom, McGill University Illusions of colour and shadow

Bevil Conway, Wellesley College, MA, Specialized color cells in V1 and beyond

Alan Gilchrist, Rutgers University, What lightness illusions can tell us about lightness computation.

Tuesday, Sept 18th

Mechanisms of Retinal Development

8:30 10:30

Moderator: Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

Ben Reese, UC Santa Barbara, Determinants of Dendritic Morphology, Connectivity and Coverage in the Retina

Brian Link, Medical College of Wisconsin, Interkinetic nuclear migration, cell polarity, and retinal

Jan Provis, Australian National University, Gene Expression in Central vs Peripheral Primate Retina -
Defining the Foveal Avascular Zone

Andrew Huberman, Stanford University, Development of eye-specific projections to the lateral geniculate

10:30 11:00 coffee break

11:00 12:00 Posters

12:00 1:00 Lunch

Workshop on Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired

1:00 3:00

Moderator: James Coughlan, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Eli Peli, Harvard University, Electro-Optical Vision Multiplexing Devices for Vision Impairments

Roberto Manduchi, UC Santa Cruz, Sensors and Sensibility: Is Computer Vision Appropriate for Assistive Technology?

Paul J. Beckmann, University of Minnesota. Behavioural Evaluation of the Digital Sign System (DSS)

Charles LaPierre, Sendero Group Current and future accessible wayfinding for the blind: From GPS systems to indoor navigation

Serge Belongie UC San Diego, Project GroZi: Assistive Navigational Technology for the Visually Impaired

3:00 3:30 coffee break

Vision Science and Computer Games

3:30 5:30

Moderator: Tony Bell, Redwood Center, UC Berkeley

Daphne Bavelier, University of Rochester, Action videogame playing improves Bayesian inference for
perceptual decision-making

Dan Kersten, University of Minnesota, Perception, computer graphics, and video games

Brendan Allison, University of Bremen, Video Game Background and Performance with Visual Brain
Computer Interface Systems

Wilbert McClay, LLNL, A Real-time Brain Computer Interface for 3-D Flight Simulation

5:30 - 5:45 Young Investigator Award

5:45 6:00 Honoring Al Ahumada, OSA Fellow

Boynton Lecture

6:00 7:00

Gerald Jacobs, UC Santa Barbara, The role of comparative studies in understanding primate color vision

Introduction by Jay Neitz, Medical College of Wisconsin

8:00 10:00 Conference Dinner Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

Wednesday, Sept 19th

Imaging the Cortex

8:30 10:30

Moderator: Yang Dan, UC Berkeley

Sunil Gandhi, UC San Francisco, Imaging the functional plasticity of identified subtypes in visual cortex

Eyal Seidemann, UT Austin, Optimal decoding of neural population responses in the primate visual cortex

Niko Kreigeskorte, NIH, Exploiting hi-res fMRI and relating measurement modalities with representational
similarity analysis

Sri Nagarajan, UC San Francisco, High-fidelity electromagnetic imaging enabled by machine learning

10:30 11:00 coffee break

Using AO as a Tool Beyond Conventional Imaging

11:00 1:00

Moderator: David Williams, University of Rochester

Austin Roorda, UC Berkeley, What psychophysical testing with Adaptive Optics can tell us about myopia.

Jack Werner, UC Davis, High-Resolution Imaging with Adaptive Optics and Optical Coherence Tomography,
and Functional Changes in Retinal Disease

John Flannery, UC Berkeley, Novel molecular techniques combined with adaptive optics and their functional implications

Melanie Campbell, University of Waterloo, Adaptive optics and the future for therapies a short look to the future

Thursday, Sept 20th

OSA Annual Meeting, San Jose Convention Center

Seeing the Invisible: Strategies for Imaging Transparent Cell Types

10:30 AM -12:30PM

Johannes de Boer; Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. Visualizing Retinal

Layers Using Polarization Sensitive OCT and Scattering Contrast at 840 and 1050 nm

Juan Bueno; Univ. de Murcia, Spain., Mueller Matrix CSLO Polarimetry and Improved Imaging of Retinal Structures

Joseph Izatt; Duke Univ., USA., The Application of Molecular Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography to Image Cells in the Living Retina

Bill Merigan; Univ. of Rochester, USA., Making Ganglion Cells Visible in the Living Retina

Engineering the Eye: Advances in Retinal Prostheses

3:00 pm 5:00pm

Matthew McMahon; Second Sight Medical Products, USA., Quantitative Assessment of Spatial Vision in Second Sight Retinal Prosthesis Subjects

Alan Horsager; Univ. of Southern California, USA., A Model of Temporal Integration during Electrical Stimulation of
the Human Retina

Ronald Schuchard (withdrawn)

Daniel Palanker; Stanford Univ., USA., High Resolution Optoelectronic Retinal Prosthesis

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