Vision Science Forum 2023


Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 16:00 to Friday, October 27, 2023 - 17:00


OIST Conference Center


The Vision Science Forum Japan is characterized by high-density discussions among researchers from various academic fields on visual functions. This year's Forum will be a hybrid face-to-face & online meeting at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST). There will be 7 invited lectures. We would like to invite Abstract submissions. The abstracts will basically be poster presentations. The abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee based on the abstracts submitted, and we would like to request oral presentations for outstanding research. Please consider registering and making a presentation.

Most speakers are planning to deliver their presentations in Japanese, but we have requested that their slides be in English. 

Forum Chairman: Kowa Koida (Toyohashi University of Technology)
Local Organizer: Yukako Yamane  (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

Important dates:
Poster presentation Registration Deadline: October 4, 2023October 11, 2023  *Poster presentation registration has been closed.
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 4, 2023October 11, 2023
Registration for participation Deadline: October 18, 2023 *Registration has been closed.
*If you would like to reserve OIST Seaside House, please register by October 17, 2023.

To all participants:
For onsite participants, please visit the "Access" page.
For online participants, you will receive a Zoom meeting ID and password after the registration deadline. The meeting ID and password cannot be shared. If multiple people from the same organization are participating, please use one device per person. Saving screen captures, making audio and video recordings, etc. is strictly prohibited.  

Program (PDF):

Thursday, October 26 (Day 1)   
15:00-16:00   registration
16:00-16:40   Invited speaker 1 Yu Takagi "Comparing artificial and biological networks: deep generative models and human brain"
16:40-17:20   Invited speaker 2 Yuko Yotsumoto "Examining the Mechanism of Time Perception using Visual Flickers."
17:20-17:40   一般演題  Hiroaki Gomi "Visual motion analysis from the viewpoint of motor system"
17:40-18:00   一般演題  Kowa Koida "Diurnal variations in luminance and chromatic contrast sensitivit"
18:30-20:30   Dinner

Friday, October 27 (Day 2)    
 ​ 9:00-9:15   registration
  9:15-  9:55  Invited speaker 3 Sam Reiter "Visual texture matching in camouflaging cuttlefish"
  9:55-10:35  Invited speaker 4 Masataka Sawayama (Online) "Material perception as normalization factor of hierarchical neural processing"
10:35-10:50  休憩
10:50-11:30  Invited speaker 5 Tomonari Murakami "Developmental process for the formation of hierarchical and parallel pathways in the mouse visual system"
11:30 -13:40  Poster session & Lunch
13:40-14:20  Invited speaker 6 Ko Sakai "Construction of surface representation in V4 — determination of figure regions in natural scenes by a neural population."
14:20-15:00  Invited speaker 7 Ichiro Masai "Mechanism underlying microglial colonization of the retina and their role in neural regeneration"
15:00-16:00  OIST campus tour (Applicants only)
16:00-17:00  Lab tour (Applicants only)


Poster presenter list
p1 Kowa Koida 鯉田孝和
p2 Nana Nishio 西尾奈々
p3 Muangkram Yuttamol
p4 Komoike Kaori 
p5 Hikari Takebayashi 竹林 ひかり
p6 Takeaki Shimokawa 下川 丈明
p7 Shunta Okabe 岡部 俊太

Sponsor: Vision Science Forum
Co-sponsor: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering

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