The Eye Movements GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The focus of this meeting will be on how eye movements can serve as a model system for vision, cognition, and movement. We tentatively plan the following three sessions.
Session 1: Sensorimotor control
Eye movements are a useful model system for understanding sensorimotor function. This session will focus on the mechanisms of eye movements with the goal of highlighting general principles of sensorimotor integration across tasks and species.
Session 2: Computational approaches to the oculomotor system
Comprehensive system-level theories and models of oculomotor pathways complement experimental approaches to drive our understanding of eye movements. In this session, we will focus on computational and theoretical approaches to oculomotor control.
Session 3: Cognition, perception, and attention
During natural behavior, eye movements are inextricably linked to cognitive goals, perception, and attentional mechanisms. This session will emphasize the link between the sensorimotor and higher cognitive aspects of eye movements.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 2, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.