scientific program

Preliminary scientific program

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Scientific Program


Preliminary Scientific Program


Wednesday 8th July

08:30 - 09:00 AM         Welcome Desk Open

09:00 - 09:30 AM         Opening of the Symposium


Symposium Biological Motion

Jorge Santos


09:30 - 10:30 AM         Recognition of body motion: from visual sequence analysis to

                                  structured dynamic motor representations.

                                  Martin Giese (Invited Speaker) download

10.30 - 11:00 AM         Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:20 AM         Multimodal perception and action in biological motion.

                                  Santos, J.A, Mouta, S., Mendonça, C. & Ferreira, J. download

11:20 - 11:40 AM         Translational biological motion stimuli for perceptual research
                                  Aragão, B., Fontes, L., Pereira, R., Santos, J., Soares, E. &

                                  Correia, M.V. download

11:40 - 12:00 AM         Neural correlates of 2D and 3D biological vs non-biological

                                  object perception: psychophysics, and neurophysiology
                                  Graewe, B., Farivar, R., Weerd, P. & Castelo Branco, M.

12:00 - 12:30 PM         Visit to the Laboratory of Visualization and Perception

12:30 - 02:30 PM         Lunch

Symposium Visual Illusions and Complexity

Moderator: Enric Munãr


02:30 - 02:45 PM         Illusions and illusionists: how to fool the brain with magic and other tricks;

                                  Susana Martínez-Conde download

02:45 - 03:00 PM         Visual complexity and beauty; Marcos Nadal & Enric Munar download

03:00 - 03:15 PM         Adjustment strategies in the Vertical-Horizontal illusion; José E. García-Albea,

                                  Daniel Rivera, José M. Gavilán, Marc Guasch y Josep Demest download

03:15 - 03:30 PM         What drives the first dominance phase in binocular rivalry?; Blanco, F.

                                  Valle-Inclán, J. Corral, I. Serrano-Pedraza download

03:30 - 03:45 PM         Illusory reverse-motion caused by converging moving objects; Alejandro Maiche,

                                  Rubén Budelli & Leonel Gómez-Sena download

03:45 - 04:00 PM         Three factors in visual complexity; Enric Munar & Marcos Nadal download


04.00 - 04:30 PM         Coffee Break

Symposium Visual Perception

Moderator: Miguel Castelo-Branco


04:30 - 04:45 PM         Ambivalence and ambiguity in facial expression of emotions; María Fernández

                                  Cahill & Luis Aguado Aguilar download

04:45 - 05:00 PM         Modulation of perceptual processing by the affective meaning of faces: an ERP

                                  (event-related potentials) study; Berenice Valdés-Conroy, Luis Aguado, Teresa

                                  Dieguez Risco, Sonia Rodriguez & F.J. Román download

05:00 - 05:15 PM         Neural correlates of ambiguous face detection; João Castelhano, José Rebola,

                                  Eugenio Rodriguez, Britta Grawe & Miguel Castelo-Branco download

05:15 - 05:30 PM         Perception of radial motion relies on detecting spatial displacements; Cristina

                                  de la Malla & Joan López-Moliner download


05:30 - 07:00 PM         Posters and Reception


Thursday 9th July


09:00 - 09:30 AM         Welcome desk open

Symposium Colour Vision

Moderator: Julio Lillo


09:30 - 10:30 AM         Colour Categories in Infancy and Early Childhood

                                  Anna Franklin (Invited Speaker) download

10.30 - 11:00 AM         Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:15 AM         A categorical colour effect in the brown-orange boundary; J. Lillo,

                                  A. Al-Rasheed & H. Moreira download

11:15 - 11:30 AM         The Relationship Between Categorical Colour Perception and Shift

                                  Towards Prototype; Ian Davies & Emre Özgen download

11:30 - 11:45 AM         Colour Categorical Perception and Colour Metrics; Oliver Wright download

11:45 - 12:00 AM         Category training affects colour discrimination; Gilda Vasiliki Drivonikou,

                                  Alexandra Clifford, Anna Franklin, Emre Özgen & Ian Davies download

12:00 - 12:15 PM         Chromatic diversity of indoor scenes rendered with CIE illuminants and

                                  white LEDs; Linhares,João MM, Felgueiras, Paulo ER,

                                  Pinto, Paulo D & Nascimento, SMC download


12:30 - 02:30 PM         Lunch

Symposium Temporal Aspects of Perception

Moderator: Joan López-Moliner


02:30 - 02:45 PM         The role of temporal processing and feedback in visual attention

                                  and awareness; Stephen L. Macknik download

02:45 - 03:00 PM         Reaction time used as a mean to asses perceptual latencies in cortical motion

                                  processing; L. Gomez-Sena, R. Budelli & A. Maiche download

03:00 -0 3:15 PM         Physiological influences on the rate of subjective time - the case of hypercapnia;

                                  D.T. Field, C.Whyborn & C.A.Scott download

03:15 - 03:30 PM         Time in motion: speed channels and the colour-motion asynchrony;

                                  Joan López-Moliner & Daniel Linares download


03:30 - 04:00 PM         Coffee Break

Symposium Touch: Behavioral Data and Brain Activations

Moderators: Soledad Ballesteros & y José Manuel Reales


04:00 - 04:20 PM         A descriptive model of horizontal gradient and oblique effect in the haptic

                                  parallelity task; Marcos Fernández & David Travieso download

04:20 - 04:40 PM         The Haptic Horizontal-Vertical Illusion Across Adulthood; Morton A. Heller,

                                  Julia Mayas, José Manuel Reales & Soledad Ballesteros download

04:40 - 05:00 PM         Neural correlates of textured stimuli using a discrimination task: An

                                  electrophysiological study; Francisco Muñoz, Manuel Sebastián,

                                  José Manuel Reales & Soledad Ballesteros download

05:00 - 06:00 PM         Posters


08:00 - 11:00 PM        Banquete at Solar do Arco (see walking directions)


Friday 10th July


09:00 - 09:30 AM         Welcome desk open

Symposium Hearing and Speech

Moderator: Luis Enrique Lopez Bascuas


09:30 - 10:30 AM         The role of acoustic scale in the perception of musical notes and instruments

                                  Roy Patterson (Invited Speaker) download

10:30 - 11:00 AM         Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:15 AM         Auditory Discontinuities and the Perception of Vowel Height in Spanish

                                  Back Vowels; Luis E. López-Bascuas download

11:15 - 11:30 AM         Psychoacoustical verification of current theories on the generation of human

                                  distortion product otoacoustic emissions; E.A. Lopez-Poveda & P.T.

                                  Johannesen download

11:30 - 11:45 AM         Vowel formant structure and speaker identification. A perceptual study;

                                  Mª José Albalá, Elena Battaner, Juana Gil, Joaquim Llisterri, María Machuca,

                                  Victoria Marrero, Carme de la Mota, Montserrat Marquina & Antonio Ríos download

11:45 - 12:00 AM         Asymmetry in Auditory Priming: Evidence from the Perception of Words,

                                  Sounds, and Talkers; Julio Gonzalez Alvarez & Conor T. McLennan download

12:00 - 12:30 PM         Business Meeting & Closing


12:30 - 02:30 PM         Lunch




    1. Psychophysical correlates of bias in decision-making; Pardo-Vázquez J.L, Padrón, I., Fernández-Rey, J., Leborán V. &  Acuña C. download
    2. Does illusory surface inclination affect eye movements?; Laura Pérez Zapata, Antonio Aznar-Casanova & Hans Sùper download
    3. How does illusory surface inclination affect the accuracy of orientation judgements?; Laura Pérez Zapata, Manuel Moreno, Hans Super & Antonio Aznar-Casanova download
    4. The position of a reference matters when judging egocentric distances; R. Sousa, E. Brenner & J. B. J. Smeets download
    5. Classification of face gender and expression in different spatial frequency bands; L. Aguado, S. Rodríguez, F. J. Román, & I. Serrano-Pedraza download
    6. Facilitation of object recognition: An effect of contextual cueing; Marieke van Asselen, Joana Sampaio & Miguel Castelo-Branco download
    7. Perceptual learning in humans: the use of same/different tasks; P. P. Faria & P. B. Albuquerque download
    8. An exploratory study of diverse methodological factors related with the perception of beauty; Patricio Bustos, Julia Christensen, Nadine Gut, Albert Flexas, Marcos Nadal, & Enric Munar. download
    9. The neural bases of the perception of beauty: Differences and similarities between men and women; A. Flexas, J. Christensen, N. Gut, M. Nadal, P. Bustos & E. Munar. download
    10. Eye movement patterns during the scanning of emotional images; Cabestrero, R., Quirós P., Crespo, A. & Conde-Guzón, P. A. download
    11. Exploratory Eye Movements and the Müller-Lyer Illusion; A. Díaz, M.P. Aivar & D. M. Jacobs download
    12. What fixations reveal about perceptual styles; Maria Solé Puig, Laura Pérez Zapata, Antonio Aznar Casanova & Hans Super download
    13. Learning to listen through another person's ears: astudy of learning curves using non-individualised Head-Related Transfer Functions; Santos, J.A., Mendonça, C., Murteira, C., Ferreira, J.P., Dias, P. & Campos, G. download




Instructions for speakers

Most of the regular oral communications are schedule for 15 minutes and should be prepared for 12 min to allow for 3 min discussion; those with 20 min should be prepared for 17 min to allow for 3 min discussion.  The default computer to be used for slide projection will have Windows XP with Office 2007. It may be possible to use your own machine or non-standard software but testing should be done with the audiovisual technician well before of the schedule time for the presentation and we cannot guarantee a satisfactory result.


Speakers should contact the session moderator in advance of the session and handle the file with the presentation to the audiovisual technician before 9 AM, during the coffee or lunch breaks.


Instructions for poster communications

Posters should be prepared with 0.9 m (horizontal) x 1.1 m (vertical) and should be put up during the first day of the conference.







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