Vanderbilt Vision Research Center

Vision Seminars

Vision Research Seminar Series – Guest Speakers

Michael Dodd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychology
Vision, Attention, Memory, & Perception Lab
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Title: How you look says a lot about who you are: The relationship between political temperament, cognition, and visual behavior.

4:10 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1220 Medical Research Building III

Thomas W. Gardner, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Kellogg Eye Center – University of Michigan

Title:  Investigating the metabolic basis of diabetic retinopathy.

4:10 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1220 Medical Research Building III


David Brainard, Ph.D.
RRL Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

Title:  Color and material perception in the service of naturalistic tasks

12:10 PM, Wednesday, March 2, 2016
112 Wilson Hall


Helen Barbas, Ph.D.
Professor Neural Systems Laboratory
Dept of Health Sceinces – Boston University

Title:  How the prefrontal executive may get it’s stripes

4:10 PM, Wednesday, April 13, 2016
1220 Medical Research Building III


Previous Vision Guest Speakers

April 8, 2015
Carla Shatz, Ph.D.
Sapp Family Provostial Professor,
Director, Bio-X, and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology
Stanford University

December 3, 2014
Brian D. Corneil, Ph.D.
Brain and Mind Institute
The University of Western Ontario

“Overt Responses During Overt Orienting”

October 8, 2014
Thomas Seeley, Ph.D.
Horace White Professor in Biology and
Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University

March 5, 2014

Wim Vanduffel, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

February 5, 2014
Alejandro Lleras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Helen Corley Petit Scholar of Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

December 4, 2013 – CANCELED
Thomas Seeley, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University

October 9, 2013
Alan Anticevic, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
March 27, 2013
Wery van den Wildenberg
Psychology Dept.
University of Amsterdam

February 6, 2013
Stefan Everling, Ph.D.
The University of Western Ontario

December 5, 2012
Nikos Logothetis, Ph.D.
Director, Physiology of Cognitive Processes

Director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Tubingen, Germany

Studying large-scale brain networks: Electrical stimulation & neural-event-triggered fMRINikosLogothetis

October 31, 2012
*This seminar was cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled

Van J. Wedeen, M.D.
Associate Professor in Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Neuroscientist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Connectomics at Martinos Center
Department of Radiology,

Not so tangled: The evolutionary structure of brain connectivity

September 5, 2012
Jessica K. Witt, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Seeing into the future: How anticipated action influences spatial perception

May 23, 2012
Andrew Huberman

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosciences and Neurobiology Section University of California, San Diego

Genetic dissection of visual circuits

March 28, 2012
Bob Knight, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Insights into Cognition from Intracranial Recording in Humans

March 8, 2012
Marie E. Burns, Ph.D.

Ophthalmology & Vision Science Director
Center for Visual Sciences, UC Davis

Timing is Everything: Regulation of Light Responses in Mammalian Rods.

February 8, 2012
Clayton Curtis
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cognitition & Perception Center for Neural Science
& Center for Brain Imaging Research
New York University

Testing predictions from the priority map theory.

January 23, 2012
Larry Abbott, Ph.D.
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Deciphering the variety of network architectures in olfaction

More Previous Guest Speakers

More previous guest speakers can be seen here
Poster Image slideshow can be seen here