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Past Lectures

May 10, 2016

Sabine Kastner, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Princeton University

Neural dynamics of the primate attention network

March 8, 2016

Alan Stocker, PhD

Dept of Psychology | University of Pennsylvania

Bayesian observer models based on efficient sensory


January 2016

Distinguished Neuroscientist Seminars

Samer Hattar, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University

How Light and the Circadian Pacemaker Influence Mood

and Learning

Sponsored by the Center for the Neurobiology of Cells

and Circuits and the Brown Institute for Brain Science

Dec 2015

Dr. Zijiang He

University of Louisville

Perceptual and cognitive processes underlying space


Sponsored by Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological

Sciences and Center for Vision Research

November 2015

John Pezaris, PhD

Harvard, MGH

The Thalamic Visual Prosthesis Project

Sept 2015

Gabriel Kreiman, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Ophthalmology and Neurology

Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

Program in Biophysics, Program in Neuroscience

Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

Center for Minds, Brains and Machines, Harvard-MIT

April 2015

Bruno Olshausen, PhD

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute & School of Optometry

University of CA, Berkeley

Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

March 2015

March Bear, PhD

Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Dept of Brain and

Cognitive Sciences

MIT Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dec 2014

Irene Pepperberg, PhD

Vision Lab, Dept of Psychology, Harvard University

Nov 2014

Anthony Barnhart, Ph.D.

Northern Arizona University

April 2014

Edward Callaway, PhD

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

February  2014

Serge Belongie, PhD

Cornell NYC Tech

Cornell Computer Science Depart

October  2013

Sheila Nirenberg, PhD

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

October  2013

Dan Simons, PhD

Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

November 9, 2012

art + science PERCEPTION

CVR 5th anniversary celebration

April 24, 2012

Visual Search: a computational exploration

Pietro Perona

California Institute of Technology

February 29, 2012

Discovering and decoding visual representations in

the human brain

Jack L. Gallant

University of California at Berkeley

Oct 18, 2011

Perceiving the World through the Eyes of a Robot

Radu B. Rusu

Research Scientist at Willow Garage

Lecturer, Stanford University

Sept  2011

Exploration of Pictorial Space

Jan Koenderink, Delft University of Technology

Catholic Univeristy of Leuven

Hosted by: Department of Cognitive,Linguistic &

Psychological Sciences

Co-sponsored by: Center for Vision Research

Sept 2011

Face, Gaze and Preference – Attractiveness is leaky and


Shinsuke Shimojo

California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

April 2011

Patrick Cavanagh, PhD

Cognitive Psychologist

Harvard Vision Lab

Centre for Attention and Vision, PARIS

March 2011

Vision in Dim Light

David H. Hubel, MD

Harvard Medical School, Emeritus

1981 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or


Oct 13 & 14, 2010

The Future of the Brain

Brown Institute for Brain Science

10th Anniversary 2-Day Symposium

Center for Vision Research hosted a panel on vision

research at the Symposium featuring three leading vision


J. Anthony Movshon, NYU, Terrence J. Sejnowski, Salk

Institute, and Marlene Behrmann, Carnegie Mellon


April  2010

Randy Buckner, Harvard

Co-sponsor with Neuroscience

April 2010

Vladimir Kefalov, Washington University

Co-sponsored with Dept of Neuroscience

April 2010

Alex Todorov, Princeton University

Co-sponsored with CLPS

March  2010

Ken Nakayama, PhD

Range and Scope of Human Face Processing Abilities

Vision Sciences Laboratory | Dept of Psychology

Harvard University

February 2010

Mike May

There's Always a Way

October 2009

Hany Farid, PhD

Photo Forenscis

Darmouth College

June 2009

See & Do: The Connections Between Vision and Decision


3 Lectures & Panel Discussion

Jeffrey D. Schall, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Robert H. Wurtz, PhD, National Institutes of Health

Kirk G. Thompson, PhD, National Institutes of Health

Discussion Moderator: David Sheinberg, PhD

Co-sponsored with Brown Institute for Brain Science

April 2009

Melvyn A. Goodale, PhD

Centre for Brain and Mind

University of Western Ontario

Action in Blindsight: new evidence from patients

with lesions of primary visual cortex

March 2009

Eero Simoncelli, PhD

Investigator, HHMI / Professor, New York University

Characterization of neural response

with stochastic stimuli

February 2009

Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania

George Berkeley's New Theory of Vision Lecture Series

Co-sponsored with Dept of Philosophy

December 2008

Brown Institute for Brain Science Inaugural Lecture

Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD,PhD

Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School

What the Blind can Teach us about Seeing

Co-sponsored by Center for Vision Research

December 2008

James Haxby, PhD

Dept of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth


Co-sponsored with Dept of Cognitive & Linguistic Science

November 2008

Roger T. Hanlon, PhD

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole,


October 2008

James Van Cleve, University of Southern CA

George Berkeley's New Theory of Vision Lecture Series

Co-sponsored with Dept of Philosophy

October 2008

John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design

Simplicity is Complex

Co-sponsored with Dept. of Computer Science

October 2008

Nicholas Wade, University of Dundee

George Berkeley's New Theory of Vision Lecture Series

Co-sponsored with Dept of Philosophy

September 2008

Edward Ruthazer, PhD

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

April 2008                        

Margaret Livingstone, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard University

Co-sponsored with Creative Arts Council

April 2008

Earl Miller, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of


Rules, Concepts and Executive Brain Functions

Co-sponsored with Dept. of Neuroscience

March  2008            

William Tsiaras, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology) at Brown


Chairman of Ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital

February 2008  

Center for Vision Research's Inaugural Lecture

Charles Gross, Ph.D.

Princeton University

January  2008

John Maunsell, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Co-sponsored with Dept. of Neuroscience