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The active vision workshop


Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm



The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem


The interaction between eye movements and visual perception

The human visual system is built such that acuity is maximal at the point of fixation and drops into a low-resolution visual surround. Therefore, complex visual scenes are explored by gaze shifts which bring a behaviorally relevant region of the scene to the high resolution part of the retina (fovea). Eye movements are visually controlled motor responses; however, they are not just this, since their operation also controls the sampling of the visual input. Their involvement with vision thus takes the form of an interactive loop of eye movements being visually guided and at the same time controlling/modulating the sampling of the visual scene. The approach termed “active vision” stresses the notion that visual perception, particularly of dynamic natural scenes, requires better understanding on how eye movements are controlled. This workshop includes talks of several researchers from Israel and abroad that cover recent advancements in the study of the "active vision" loop at both the psychological and neural levels. The would provide a broad understanding of how eye position affects visual perception and in turn how the retinal input Influences the guidance of eye movements.



Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard Medical School)

Ben Tatler (University of Aberdeen)

Tom Schonberg (Tel Aviv University)

Hamutal Slovin (Bar-Ilan University)

Yuval Porat (The Hebrew University)

Yoram Bonneh (Bar-Ilan University)

Avital Deutsch (The Hebrew University)

Ehud Ahissar (Weizmann Institute)

Organizer - Yoni Pertzov (The Hebrew University)


Participation is free, but requires registration in advance

For registration please click here

The workshop poster
The workshop program
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