More or Less. Varieties of Human Cortical Colour Vision
Venue: SFU Harbour Center
|Event Date/Time: Aug 05, 2011||End Date/Time: Aug 07, 2011|
|Registration Date: Jul 15, 2011|
|Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2011|
â€¢Cortical Colour Development
The object of this conference is to draw together the disciplines currently researching human cortical colour processing. We are hoping to promote a cross-fertilization of knowledge and research, through both a more conventional format of the conference and a workshop.
Early career researchers and graduate students are invited to apply for a two day intensive workshop held prior to the conference.
There will be four separate tutorials, two a day, each led by prominent researchers in their fields. A three hour format is designed to provide a solid overview/introduction to these areas of research from philosophy, psychology and the neurosciences.
There will be four separate tutorials, two a day, each led by prominent researchers in their fields, namely:
Philosophy of colour perception (Michael Tye and Alex Byrne)
Neurophysiology of cortical colour perception (Fred Kingdom)
Colour synaesthesias (Julia Simner)
Colour blindsight & cerebral achromatopsia (Charles Heywood and Richard Kentridge)
The workshop objective is to provide researchers from different disciplines to come up to speed in the various areas of cortical colour vision research to be presented at the conference. Participants in the workshop will be of two kinds, invited senior researchers who are well-established in their fields, and graduate students/early career researchers who have applied and been accepted. These tutorials will be of particular interest to young researchers/graduate students within the cognitive sciences who are looking for a model of how interdisciplinary research is done. They will also be of interest to senior academics from â€œsingleâ€ disciplines who wish to expand their background knowledge in highly relevant and related fields for the purpose of research collaboration.