The Scottish Vision Group
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The Scottish Vision Group (SVG) is an assembly of regional vision researchers and mailing list whose purpose is to foster interaction between different laboratories involved in research on visual perception in and around Scotland. Typical messages inform members of forthcoming events (such as seminars and conferences) and job announcements.
The annual meetings are organised by various colleagues at different universities.
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Call for participation: Scottish Vision Group Meeting
Conference date: March 10-12, 2017
Deadline for abstracts/registration: February 15, 17:00 GMT
You are cordially invited to the Scottish Vision Group meeting at Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran in 2017!
Over the last sixteen years The Scottish Vision Group (SVG) has met once a year somewhere in Scotland each spring for a weekend conference to share ideas, discuss results and facilitate interactions concerning all aspects of Visual Perception and Vision Science. The plan is to have a residential meeting with the first keynote on Friday evening followed by dinner, then a full day of presentations on Saturday, and Sunday until early afternoon.
Kinloch Hotel is on the Isle of Arran, which can only be reached by ferry. The hotel is family-friendly and frequently hosts meetings and social events. The hotel has a pool and other amenities.
This year we have two keynote talks:
"fMRI recording from the human LGN - four unexpected findings"
by Dr Kathleen T. Mullen (McGill University, Montreal)
"Ocular dominance plasticity in humans"
by Dr Robert Hess (McGill University, Montreal)
Full conference price is approx. £70 ppn including breakfast, light/packed lunch, dinner for single and double room accomodation. Unfortunately, the Kinloch Hotel is now fully booked. Please register with Catriona McNeice if you have found alternative accommodation and would like to attend the conference/dinner only. There is an additional small fee to pay (£10) for the publication of your abstract.
The ferry crossings (Ardrossan - Brodich) take about 55mins and the winter time table and fares can be found here https://www.calmac.co.uk/ardrossan-brodick-arran-ferry-winter-timetable. A link for online bookings can be found at the bottom of the timetable webpage. If you travel by car don't forget to book your crossings well in advance to avoid delays at the ferry.
Abstracts (max length: 250 words) should cover previously unreported research involving any aspect of vision in humans, animals and machines. Abstracts must be in the standard format for ECVP/Perception, examples can be seen at: http://www.perceptionweb.com/P.html References should be given in the body of the abstract in full, but without the title. e.g. (Rayner et al, 2001, Vis Res, 41, 943-954) Note that no copyright agreement needs to be signed, but it is the authors responsibility to disclose or sort out any conflict of interest or the clearing of any copyright issues that might arise.
Dr Martin Lages
School of Psychology
University of Glasgow
58 Hillhead St
tel: 0141 330 6842
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Save the Date! Scottish Vision Group Meeting, 2018
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Past Meetings: Guest Speakers and Locations
AVA/SVG2016 Julie Harris (St Andrews, GJ Burton Memorial Lecture), Daniel Baker (York, AVA David Marr Medal), Andrew Schofiled (Aston Birmingham, CRS Lecture), Peebles Hydro Hotel, Peebles (organiser J Martinovic)
SVG2015 David Crundall (Nottingham Trent University), Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Carnoustie, Angus (organiser K Scott-Brown)
SVG2014 Marko Nardini (University College London), The Marine Hotel, Troon (organiser R Goutcher)
SVG2013 Karl Gegenfurtner (University Giessen), Ballachulish Hotel, Glencoe (organiser D Vishwanath & P Hibbard)
SVG2012 Hannah Smithson (University Oxford), Douneside House, Tarland, Royal Teeside (organisers A Hunt & J Martinovic)
SVG2011 Pascal Mamassian (Paris Descartes, CNRS), Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye (organiser M Lages)
SVG2010 Andrew Glennerster (University of Reading), The Royal Dunkeld Hotel Dunkeld, Perthshire (organiser J Harris)
SVG2009 Peter Neri (University of Aberdeen) Western Isles Hotel, Tobermory, Isle of Mull (organiser M Lages)
SVG2008 David Perret (University of St Andrews) Dundarach Hotel, Pitlochry (organiser A Szymkowiak)
SVG2007 Steven Dakin (University College London) Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran (organiser M Lages)
SVG2006 David Milner (Durham University), Doug Crawford (University of York, Canada), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen (organisers A Sahraie & J Harris)
SVG2005 John Findlay (University of Durham), Hiroishi Ono (McGill University, Toronto), The Log Cabin Hotel, Kirkmichael (organiser M Lages)
SVG2004 Alan Johnston (University College London), The Burn, Glenesk (organiser PB Hibbard)
SVG2003 Frans Verstraten (University of Utrecht), Julie Harris (University of Newcastle), The Burn, Glenesk (organisers M Lages, & H Paterson)
SVG2002 Nick Wade (University of Dundee), The Burn, Glenesk (organiser PB Hibbard)
SVG2001 Roger Watt (University of Sterling) The Burn, Glenesk (organisers M Lages, P Mamassian, & H Paterson)
Funding from the British Academy (SVG 03), University of Glasgow (SVG 01, 03, 05, 07, 09), St.Andrews (SVG 02, 04) and Aberdeen (SVG 06, 12), SR Research (SVG 12) and Cambride Resarch Systems (SVG 14,15) is gratefully acknowledged.