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We hold two meetings a year, with different formats. Our meeting venue alternates between Pembroke College and the John Radcliffe. Here is a list of past events.

"Smart glasses" to enhance any remaining sight to help visually impaired people perceive objects.
"Smart glasses" to enhance any remaining sight to help visually impaired people perceive objects.



2.00 – 2.30 pm 
Identifying surface colours across environmental illuminations
Takuma Morimoto
Oxford Perception Lab

2.30 – 3.00 pm
Colour-shape correspondences: Exploring the consistency of perceptual drivers and emotional mediation effects across shape stimuli
Noemi Dreksler
Cross-modal Perception Lab

3.00 – 3.30 pm

3.30 – 4.00 pm
Patterns of Dissociation in Visuospatial Neglect
Margaret Moore
Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre

4.00 – 4.30 pm
Robots Thinking Fast and Slow 
Ingmar Posner
Applied AI Lab

4.30 – 5.00 pm
Wine reception

MONDAY 5TH March, 2018 (2PM - 5PM): 

Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College


2.00 – 2.30 pm 
Microperimetry optimisation and evolution
Jasleen Jolly
Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology & Oxford Eye Hospital

2.30 – 3.00 pm
Understanding the effects of antidepressants on retina function and melanopsin driven light responses – implications for the treatment of depression
Steven Hughes
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

3.00 – 3.15 pm

3.15 – 3.45 pm
A generalisation theory of spike time relativity
James Isbister
Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

3.45 - 4.15 pm
Disparity, parallax and perspective in the perception of natural scenes
Brian Rogers
Department of Experimental Psychology

4.15 – 5.00 pm
Wine reception


Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College




2.00 - 2.30 pm                      

Mr Hildward Vandormael

Department of Experimental Psychology

Title: Robust sampling of decision information during perceptual choice


2.30 - 3.00 pm                      

Dr Manuel Spitschan

University of Pennsylvania

Title: Melanopsin sensitivity in the human visual system


3.00 - 3.30 pm                      Tea and Coffee


3.30 - 3.50 pm                      

Dr Takao Sasaki

Department of Zoology

Title: Collective navigation in homing pigeons


3.50 - 4.10 pm     

Dr Takuma Morimoto

Department of Experimental Psychology

Title: Illuminant estimation based on optimal colors and its application to #TheDress


4.10 - 4.40 pm                      

Dr Laura Young

Department of Experimental Psychology

Title: High-resolution retinal imaging in Oxford: Clinical and psychophysical measurements with an AOSLO


4.40 - 6.00 pm                     Wine reception



MONDAY 7TH MARCH, 2016 (2PM - 5PM): 

Nuffiled Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN), Seminar Rooms A/B, Level 6 West Wing, John Radcliffe Hopsital (access to NDCN via intercom at end of Level 2 link corridor from main JR hospital entrance)



2.00 - 2.30 pm              Dr Paul Azzopardi

What lies beneath: The contribution of the midbrain to motion perception 

Department of Experimental Psychology


2.30 - 3.00 pm              Dr Alun Barnard

Vision restoration using melanopsin gene therapy in a model of end-stage retinitis pigmentosa 

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology


3.00 - 3.30 pm              Tea and Coffee


3.30 - 3.40 pm              Miss Hannah Dury

Exploiting visual learning rules in cognitive bias modification 

Department of Experimental Psychology (OFTNAI)


3.40 - 3.50 pm              Mr Edwin Dalmaijer

Is encoding into visual working memory a serial process? 

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences / Department of Experimental Psychology


3.50 – 4.00 pm             Miss Anna-Katharina Hauperich

A bias-free measure of motion adaptation reveals individual differences in strength of adaptation

Department of Experimental Psychology


4.00 – 4.30 pm            Prof. Kristine Krug

The integration of visual and non-visual signals for perception in primates 

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics


4.30 – 6.00 pm            Wine reception


4.30 – 6.00 pm            Optional break-out group

Live webcast from The Optical Society. What Can We Learn From High-Resolution Retinal Imaging?
See more about this webcast at: minar.php?seminar=54198#sthash.uHc3dTWT.d puf 

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 2015 (2PM - 5PM): 

Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College



2.00 - 2.30 pm              Prof Brian Rogers

Department of Experimental Psychology


2.30 - 3.00 pm              Ms. Christie Campla

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology


3.00 - 3.15 pm              Tea and Coffee


3.15 - 3.45 pm              Dr Alistair Muldal

Department of Pharmacology


3.45 - 4.15 pm              Dr. Matthew Simunovic

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Oxford Eye Hospital


4.15 – 4.45 pm             Torr Computer Vision group

10 minute research updates from:

                                             - Dr. Stuart Golodetz

                                             - Dr. Sadeep Jayasumana

                                             - Miss Daniela Massiceti


4.45 pm onwards                 Wine reception

Monday 9TH March 2015, John Radcliffe Hospital, OXFORD

Clinical Training Session

This event will present both basic and clinical research, and will seek to explore links between them.

PROGRAM (2:00-5:00 PM)

2:00-2:45 Electronic retinal implant

Dr Thomas Edwards, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology


2:45-3:30 Interhemispheric transfer of visual homing routes in pigeons

Mr Antone Martinho III and Prof. Alex Kacelnik, Department of Zoology


3:30-3:45 Tea and coffee


3:45-4:30 Do we adapt to the variance of the visual signal?

Dr Hannah Smithson, Department of Experimental Psychology

4:30 onwards Wine reception


The clinical assessment and rehabilitation of deficits to vision: from the retina to the cortex

This event will seek to explore the potential benefits in learning about diagnosis and rehabilitation procedures used with deficits at different levels (retinal and cortical) of visual processing.

PROGRAM (2:00-5:00 PM)

2:00-2:30 Assessing common retinal deficits to vision

Susan Downes, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology / Oxford Eye Hospital


2:30-3:00 Smart specs - Assessing the benefit of a low vision intervention 

Joram van Rheede, Division of Clinical Neurology


3:00-3:15 Coffee / Tea


3:15-3:45 Assessing common cortical deficits to vision

Glyn Humphreys, Department of Experimental Psychology

(with input from Celine Gillebert and Lee de-Wit, Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre)


3:45-4:15 Training the visual cortex: Can rehabilitation help the cortically blind to see?

Holly Bridge, FMRIB


4:15-5:00 and beyond.. Wine reception


The causes of visual deficits can be very different, but accessing what 'functional' vision is, remains a common problem, which could benefit from techniques used at different levels. From setting selection criteria, to defining positive outcomes of a rehabilitation program, this event will seek to share tools and knowledge used at different levels involved in the clinical assessment and study of visual deficits.

Problems in visual perception can arise from damage at many levels of the visual system. The rapid development of new tools for testing vision at particular levels of visual processing (retina/cortex) could result in techniques that are also useful at other levels of the system. This event will seek to explore the benefits that might come from a greater degree of cross talk between clinicians and researchers working at different levels. 

Neuropsychologists and psychologists using behavioural tests need to be aware of the range of potential problems that can occur at the level of the input. Importantly this is true not just in the assessment of cortical visual function per se, but in all behavioural testing that relies on visual stimuli. Similarly those studying the retina could benefit from the range of tests used by Neuropsychologists to access whether the cortex is able to functionally use the signals sent from the retina, particularly in the context of setting selection criteria and defining desirable outcomes for a rehabilitation or restoration procedure. 

The first half of this event will involve two tutorial based lectures that cover the 'top-5' cortical and retinal deficits to visual perception, with a particular focus on their functional consequences for the patient, and how they are accessed. The second half will focus on different rehabilitation programs in Oxford, that either seek to restore retinal function, provide surrogate input for things the participant cannot see using things they can, and the rehabilitations of cortical deficits.



ARVO and VSS discussion meeting



Chrystalina Antoniades

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

“The eyes have it. Neurophysiological markers for Parkinson's disease”

Akihiro Eguchi

Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

"The neural representation of object shape in the primate ventral visual system"

Bedeho Mender

Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

“Head-Centered Receptive Fields in Parietal Areas”

John Stein

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics

“Yellow or blue filters can help some dyslexic children to learn to read”



Networking Meeting