Symposium “Visual Search and Selective Attention” (VSSA4; final program)

Friday, 13th July, 2018

08.00 – 09.45 Arrival
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome

Session 1: Search guidance and attentional capture
[6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

10.15 – 11.15 Steven Luck (Keynote) – Mechanisms for the suppression of irrelevant objects during visual search
11.15 – 11.45 Charles Folk – Semantic templates and attentional capture
11.45 – 12.15 Joy Geng – The role of context in shaping dynamic attentional templates 
12.15 – 12.45 Chris Olivers – Proactive and reactive control over target selection in visual search

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Check-In

15.00 – 15.30 Dominique Lamy – Attentional capture without attentional engagement: a camera metaphor of attention
15.30 – 16.00 Alejandro Lleras – Search efficiency for targets defined by two feature dimensions can be predicted based on search efficiency measures for targets defined along a single dimension

16.00 – 16.45 Discussion

16.45 – 17.00 Break

17.00 – 18.30 Poster Session 1

18.45 Dinner

Saturday, 14th July, 2018

Session 2: Search guidance based on (acquired) ST/LT memory / selective attention in visual WM  [6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

09.00 – 10.00 Kia Nobre (Keynote) – Memory & Attention: the Back & Forth
10.00 – 10.30 Geoff Woodman – Context triggers the retrieval of targets stored in long-term memory
10.30 – 11.00 Roy Luria – An object based pointer system underlying visual working memory ability to access its online representations

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.00 Jan Theeuwes – Statistical learning drives visual selection
12.00 – 12.30 Leonardo Chelazzi – Plasticity of priority maps of space
12.30 – 13.00 Hermann J. Müller – Learning to shield search from salient distractors: dimension-based mechanisms of distractor suppression

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Discussion

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

14.45 – 15.45 Jeff Schall (Keynote) – Neural Control of Visual Search
15.45 – 16.15 John Serences – Focal attention leads to warping of population codes in visual cortex
16.15 – 16.45 Daniel Baldauf – Functional connectivity mechanisms of attention

16.45 – 17.15 Break

17.15 – 18.15 Jeremy Wolfe (Symposium Lecture) – Anne Treisman’s legacy and the future of visual search

18.30 Dinner

Sunday, 15th July, 2018

Session 3: Brain mechanisms of visual search (continued)

09.00 – 09.30 Douglas Munoz – Neural circuits for saliency, priority and orienting
09.30 – 10.00 Talia Konkle – Predicting visual search from the representational architecture of high-level visual cortex
10.00 – 10.30 Jaqueline Gottlieb – The economics of search and attention: which target should I be looking for?

10.30 – 11.15 Discussion

11.15– 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00 Poster Session 2

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 4: New data and models of visual search [6 presentations = 3.5 hours]

14.00 – 15.00 Gregory Zelinsky (Keynote) – Predicting goal-directed attention control: A tale of two deep networks
15.00 – 15.30 Ruth Rosenholtz – Capacity limits and how the visual system copes with them
15.30 – 16.00 Melissa Le-Hoa Võ – The role of anchor objects in guiding real-world search

16.00 – 16.15 Break

18.30 Symposium Dinner

Monday, 16th July, 2018


08.30 – 09.30 Check Out

Session 4: New data and models of visual search [continued]

09.30 – 10.00 Monica Castelhano – The Surface Guidance Framework: How Scene Surface can inform Search Strategies
10.00 – 10.30 Arni Kristjánsson – New insights from visual foraging tasks into visual attention and visual working memory
10.30 – 11.00 Michael Hout – Passive search strategies improve attentional guidance and object recognition during demanding visual search
11.00 – 11.45 Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 Departure