More or Less. Varieties of Human Cortical Colour Vision

Venue: SFU Harbour Center

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 07, 2011
Registration Date: Jul 15, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2011
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The focus of this conference is “colour beyond the retina”, both the normal neurophysiology of human cortical colour mechanisms and a variety of cortical colour ‘anomalies’, in particular:

•Cerebral Achromatopsia
•Colour Synaesthesias
•Colour Blindsight
•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 “single” disciplines who wish to expand their background knowledge in highly relevant and related fields for the purpose of research collaboration.


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Additional Information

More information about poster submissions, workshop applications, conference registration and possible funding at The deadline for poster submissions and workshop applications is April 15th. The deadline for conference registrations is July 15th.