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Vision/Motor Conference

Adam Carpenter carp at neuro.med.umn.edu
Wed Apr 2 11:23:55 EST 1997


University of Minnesota

Oct. 2-4, 1997

This two-and-a-half day conference will draw together leading 
scientists in the area of vision and motor control with special 
focus on the challenging problem of vision for reach and grasp 
movements.  Speakers (listed below) have been invited who address 
this topic from the perspectives of behavior, computational 
theory, and neuroscience.  The conference will also feature 
presentations of submitted posters.

We invite you to attend this conference and to consider 
presenting a poster on the general topic of vision and motor 

The conference web site


gives information on:

*	Program and invited speakers.

*	Registration and lodging.

*	Submission of abstracts for posters (June 1 deadline).

*	Travel Fellowships for Minority and Disabled Students and 


Richard Andersen (Cal Tech, Pasadena) Title TBA. 

Hideo Sakata (Nihon University, Tokyo Japan). "Neural coding
of 3-D features of objects for manipulation."

Roberto Caminiti (Universita degli Studi di Roma,Italy)
"Coding of reaching in  the parieto-frontal network."

Nichos Logothetis (Max-Planck Institute, Tuebingen Germany)
"Neural mechanisms of perceptual organization."

Apostolos Georgopoulos (U. of Minnesota, Brain Sciences Center)
"Brain mechanisms of motor cognitive processes."

Tim Ebner (Univ. of Minnesota,
Neurosurgery)"Temporal representation of
movement parameters in the motor cortices: Perception to

Mel Goodale (U. Western Ontario, Canada) "Visuomotor
psychophysics: Towards a taxonomy for the visual control of

Francesco Lacquaniti (Instituto di Fisiologia dei Centri Nervosi, 
CNR, Milan Italy) "Visuo-spatial memory for reaching."

Kamil Ugurbil (U. of Minnesota  Center for Magnetic Resonance 
Research) "Imaging of brain function with high field magnetic 

Daniel Wolpert (Institute of Neurology, London UK) Title TBA. 

Mitsuo Kawato (ATR Human Information Science Research Lab,
Japan) "Visuo-motor transformation: Computational study of
instantaneous firing probability."

Alan Yuille (Smith-Kettlewell Inst. for Visual Science, San
Francisco) "Bayesian decision theory and active vision."

Charles Anderson (Washington U., St. Louis) "Focal attentive
processing of visual information."

Nikos Papanikolopoulos (U. of Minnesota, Computer Science) 
"Robotic visual grasping using eye-in-hand technology."

Marc Jeannerod (University of Lyon, France) "Determinants of the 
opposition axis."

Mary Hayhoe (U. Rochester, Rochester NY) Visual routines in
natural tasks."

Claes von Hofsten (Umea University, Sweden) Title TBA.

James Lackner (Brandeis U., Boston) Title TBA. 

Al Yonas (U. of Minnesota, Child Development)  "The role of 
pictorial depth cues in the control of rapid visually guided 

Dan Kersten & Pascal Mamassian (U. of Minnesota Psychology and 
NYU) Title TBA.

Chris Buneo, John Soechting and Martha Flanders
(U. of Minnesota, Physiology) "The internal model for reaching."

Marty Banks (UC Berkeley) "Use of retinal and extra-retinal
information in the perception of spatial layout."

Charles Duffy (U. Rochester, Rochester NY) "Integrating
visual and non-visual signals about self-movement."

Ellen Hildreth (Wellesley College, Wellesley MA) "The visual
input to driver steering control."

Gordon Legge & Tim Klitz (U. of Minnesota Psychology)
"Mr. Chips: An ideal
observer model for saccade planning in reading."

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