Program

Symposium “Visual Search and Selective Attention” (MVSS III; preliminary program)

Friday, 20th July, 2012

08.00 – 09.45 Arrival
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome

Session 1: Pre-attentive and post-selective processing in visual search
[6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

10.15 – 11.15 Hermann J. Müller (Keynote) – Pre-attentive and post-selective processing in ‘pop-out’ search tasks
11.15 – 11.45 Jan Theeuwes – Automatic selection
11.45 – 12.15 Andrew Leber – States of control: variability in salience-driven processing
12.15 – 12.45 Dominique Lamy – A dual-stage account of inter-trial priming in spatial and in temporal search

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Check-In

15.00 – 15.30 Stephanie Becker & Ulrich Ansorge – Target-nontarget relations determine ‘bottom-up’ feature priming and ‘top-down’ contingent capture: A call for a unified account of top-down/bottom-up guidance?
15.30 – 16.00 Brian Anderson – A Value-Driven Mechanism of Attentional Selection
16.00 – 16.45 Discussion

16.45 – 17.15 Break

17.15 – 18.45 Poster Session 1

19.00 Dinner

Saturday, 21st July, 2012

Session 2: Working memory and attention [6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

09.00 – 10.00 Chris Olivers & Martin Eimer (Keynote) – Attentional templates in visual search
10.00 – 10.30 David Soto – Nonconscious working memory biases
10.30 – 11.00 Geoffrey Woodman – Measuring the interplay of working memory and long-term memory representations in the top-down control of attention during visual search

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.00 Mark Stokes – Keeping information in mind: role of delay activity for working memory and attention
12.00 – 12.30 Edward Awh – A common discrete resource for visual working memory and visual search
12.30 – 13.00 Stefan Pollmann – Visuospatial working memory supports the retrieval of
contextual templates from long-term memory

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Discussion

Session 3: Brain mechanisms of attention [6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

14.45 – 15.45 Glyn Hymphreys (Keynote) – Brain mechanisms on attentional segmentation
15.45 – 16.15 Masud Husain – Inattention in humans
16.15 – 16.45 David Madden – Neuroimaging of Visual Attention in Aging

16.45 – 17.15 Break

17.15 – 18.15 Richard Shiffrin (Symposium Lecture) – Endogenous and Exogenous Forces Compete to Guide Visual Search

18.15 Dinner

Sunday, 22nd July, 2012

Session 3: Brain mechanisms of attention (continued)

08.45 – 09.15 John Reynolds – Neural Mechanisms of Attention
09.15 – 9.45 Tim Buschman – Neural mechanisms of the serial search process
09.45 – 10.15 Michael Goldberg – Attentional and motivational signals in the parietal cortex during visual search

10.15 – 11.00 Discussion

11.00– 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00 Poster Session 2

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 4: Modelling visual search [6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

14.00 – 15.00 Jeremy Wolfe (Keynote) – Modeling guidance in scenes
15.00 – 15.30 Gregory Zelinsky – Modeling Guidance and Recognition in Categorical Visual Search
15.30 – 16.00 Jeffrey Schall – Stage theory of visual search: Gated accumulator model

16.00 – 16.15 Break

16.15 – 19.45 Excursion

19.45 Symposium Dinner

Monday, 23rd July, 2012


08.30 – 09.30 Check Out

Session 4: Modelling visual search [continued]

09.30 – 10.00 Ruth Rosenholtz – Rethinking the role of top-down selective attention in visual search
10.00 – 10.30 Michael Mozer – Experience guided search: A Bayesian perspective on attentional control
10.30 – 11.00 Soeren Kyllingsbaek – A Neural Theory of Visual Attention
11.00 – 11.45 Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 Departure