August 22-27, 2021
43rd European Conference on Visual Perception

Online Programme
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Outline (All times CEST)








Sun 11:00 - 14:30 Workshop 11:00-12:30


Sun 14:30 - 15:00

Welcome & Keynote

Sun 15:00 - 16:30 Perception Lecture Jeremy Wolfe


Sun 16:30 - 17:00


Sun 17:00 - 18:30 An evening of illusions and demos via Zoom!


Sun 18:30 - 19:00

Virtual Welcome Reception

Sun 19:00 - 21:00 Event

Posters 1

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Monday 11:00-13:00 See programme


Mon 13:00 - 14:30 Rank Lecture Pieter Roelfsema


Mon 14:30 - 15:00

Talks 1-3

Mon 15:00 - 16:30
1. Percpt. & Action 2. Comp. & Neural 3. Age & Dev


Mon 16:30 - 17:00

Talks 4&5

Mon 17:00 - 18:30
4. Attention I Cueing 5. Illusions


Mon 18:30 - 19:00

Posters 2

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Monday 19:00-21:00 See programme

Posters 3

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Tue 11:00-13:00 See programme

Special Symposium

Tue 13:00 - 14:30 Michael F. Land, FRS (1942-2020) Personal & Professional Reflections


Tue 14:30 - 15:00

Talks 6-8

Tue 15:00 - 16:30
6. Eye Movements 7. Symmetry 8. Arousal & Decision


Tue 16:30 - 17:00

Talks 9&10

Tue 17:00 - 18:30
9. Visual Cog. I 10. Objects & Shape


Tue 18:30 - 19:00

Posters 4

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Tue 19:00-21:00 See programme

Posters 5

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Wed 11:00-13:00 See programme


Wed 13:00 - 14:30 ECVP Vision Lecture Laurie Wilcox


Wed 14:30 - 15:00

Talks 11-13

Wed 15:00 - 16:30
11. Face Perception 12. Adaptation 13. Mid-Level Vision


Wed 16:30 - 17:00

Talks 14&15

Wed 17:00 - 18:30
14. Attention II Salience 15. Multisensory


Wed 18:30 - 19:00

Posters 6

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Wed 19:00-21:00 See programme

Posters 7

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Thu 11:00-13:00 See programme

Special Session

Thu 13:00 - 14:30 Online Experimental Methods


Thu 14:30 - 15:00

Talks 16-18

Thu 15:00 - 16:30
16. Depth 17. Social 18. Crowd & Spatial


Thu 16:30 - 17:00

Talks 19&20

Thu 17:00 - 18:30
19. Visual Cog. II 20. Colour


Thu 18:30 - 19:00

Posters 8

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Thu 19:00-21:00 See programme

Posters 9

View All Week Scheduled Author Slots Fri 11:00-13:00 See programme

Business Meeting

Fri 13:00 - 14:30


Fri 14:30 - 15:00

Talks 21-23

Fri 15:00 - 16:30
21. Motion 22. Art & Aesthetics 23. Clinical Aspects


Fri 16:30 - 17:00

Talks 24&25

Fri 17:00 - 18:30
24. Attention III Visual Search 25. Lightness

Closing Remarks

Sunday August 22nd

11:00-12:30 Workshop Session

15:00-15:15 Conference Opening Remarks

15:15-16:30 Perception Lecture : Prof. Jeremy Wolfe

Chairs: Patrick Cavanagh & Ian Thornton

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17:00-18:30 Showtime!

Chairs: Brian Rogers, Claus-Christian Carbon & Dražen Domijan

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19:00-21:00 Virtual Welcome Reception

Monday August 23rd

Rank Prize Funds Lecture : Prof. Pieter Roelfsema

Chairs: John Mollon & Dražen Domijan

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Perception & Action : Monday Talk Session 1

Chairs: Joan López-Moliner & Loes van Dam

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Computational & Neural Mechanisms : Monday Talk Session 2

Chairs: Joshua Solomon & Dražen Domijan

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Ageing & Development : Monday Talk Session 3

Chairs: Karin Pilz & Jutta Billino

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Attention I Cueing : Monday Talk Session 4

Chairs: Patrick Cavanagh & Brian Rogers

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Illusions : Monday Talk Session 5

Chairs: Arthur Shapiro & Dejan Todorović

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Poster Session 1

Poster Session 2

Tuesday August 24th

Michael F. Land, FRS (1942-2020): Tuesday Special Symposium

Chair: Mary Hayhoe

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Eye Movements : Tuesday Talk Session 6:

Chairs: Kenneth Holmqvist & Mark Greenlee

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Perceptual Organisation & Symmetry : Tuesday Talk Session 7

Chairs: Alexis Makin & Carlo Fantoni

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Arousal & Decision Making : Tuesday Talk Session 8

Chairs: Alessandro Soranzo & Sunčica Zdravković

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Visual Cognition I : Tuesday Talk Session 9

Chairs: Todd Horowitz & Ayelet Landau

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Objects & Shape : Tuesday Talk Session 10

Chairs: Rebecca Lawson & Charles Leek

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Poster Session 3

Poster Session 4

Wednesday August 25th

ECVP Vision Lecture : Prof. Laurie Wilcox

Chairs: Brian Rogers & Sunčica Zdravković

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Face Perception : Wednesday Talk Session 11

Chairs: Bruno Rossion & Claus-Christian Carbon

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Adaptation & Aftereffects : Wednesday Talk Session 12

Chairs: Mark Georgeson & Tim Meese

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Mid-Level Vision: surfaces and groups: Wednesday Talk Session 13

Chairs: Roland Fleming & Kate Storrs

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Attention II Salience : Wednesday Talk Session 14

Chairs: Dominique Lamy & Nika Adamian

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Multisensory Perception : Wednesday Talk Session 15

Chairs: Marc Ernst & Simon Watt

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Poster Session 5

Poster Session 6

Thursday August 26th

Online Experimental Methods: Thursday Special Session

Chairs: Jon Peirce & Jan Jaap van Assen

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Depth, Stereo & 3D : Thursday Talk Session 16

Chairs: Christopher Tyler & Brian Rogers

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Social Perception : Thursday Talk Session 17

Chairs: Heiko Hecht & Robin Welsch

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Crowding & Spatial Vision : Thursday Talk Session 18

Chairs: Michael Herzog & Ruth Rosenholtz

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Visual Cognition II : Thursday Talk Session 19

Chairs: Ayelet Landau & Todd Horowitz

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Colour : Thursday Talk Session 20

Chairs: Jasna Martinović & Sophie Wuerger

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Poster Session 7

Poster Session 8

Friday August 27th

ECVP Business Meeting : Friday 13:00

Chairs: Mark Greenlee, Ian Thornton & Dražen Domijan

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Motion & Biological Motion : Friday Talk Session 21

Chairs: Hiroshi Ashida & George Mather

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Art & Aesthetics : Friday Talk Session 22

Chairs: Branka Špehar & Claudia Muth

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Clinical Aspects of Vision : Friday Talk Session 23

Chairs: Philipp Sterzer & Kiley Seymour

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Attention III Visual Search : Friday Talk Session 24

Chairs: Igor Utochkin & Árni Kristjánsson

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Lightness, Brightness & Contrast : Friday Talk Session 25

Chairs: Alan Gilchrist & Sylvia Pont

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Approx. 18:30 Conference Closing Remarks

Poster Session 9

Meet your friends in an ECVP 2021 Coffee Shop!

During the entire week, you can meet your friends at any time, day or night, for a beverage of your choice in one of our two spaces!!

If you missed Showtime!! there are demonstration booths with auto-displays. You can also visit exhibitor stands.

Just click on the links below and use the regular word of the day that was sent via email.


**There are instructions on using on the main ECVP 2021 webpage. Note that if one coffee shop gets too crowded, this could affect performance. Try to use both rooms to avoid this happening!

SAGE publishing

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As in previous years all accepted abstracts will be published by SAGE in the journal Perception. The organiser's would like to acknowledge the continued support of SAGE in sponsoring the Perception Lecture and publishing the abstracts in open access format.

SAGE Publishing is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services. For more information about all our products, please visit our website.

Perception covers functional aspects of normal and abnormal perception and its underlying processes, whether from a psychophysical, neuroscience, developmental, comparative or applied perspective.
It welcomes articles on all the sensory modalities, on multimodal and cross-modal studies, and empirical studies related to sensory-motor relations, perception in the arts, and conscious vs unconscious aspects of perception. Controversy, speculation and wit have always had a place in its editorial and ‘Short and sweet’ sections, in the spirit of its founding editor, Richard Gregory.

i-Perception is an open access journal, well suited to publishing in emerging fields of perceptual research where movies and on-line demonstrations are essential, such as studies of motion, virtual reality, colour, visual arts and empirical aesthetics. Authors can publish their research as a Standard Article, Short Report or Short & Sweet. i-Perception also publishes Translations of key historical papers, Special Issues and Journal Club.

For more information about ECVP 2021 exhibitors or sponsors, use the following email:


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PeerJ are excited to sponsor an award for the Best Poster presented by an early career researcher (ECR) at ECVP2021! The winner will receive a prize of a free publication in a PeerJ journal (subject to peer review), and a feature about their research on our blog site.

PeerJ is the publisher of seven Open Access academic journals, including PeerJ Computer Science and our flagship journal PeerJ Life & Environment, which between them cover the full spectrum of visual perception research disciplines. Our mission is to give the academic community a unique and exciting publishing experience with the tools that it wants. We do this through Internet-scale innovation and Open Access licensing to save your time, your money, and to maximize recognition of your contributions. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience, and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

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Pupil Labs

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We founded Pupil Labs in 2014 around a single product - Pupil Core - a platform that is comprised of an open source software suite and a wearable eye tracking headset. Pupil Core is more than just a product, it is an open platform used by a global community of researchers. In a few short years, we grew from a 2 person company into a market leader in wearable eye tracking.

We believe that great technology gets out of your way. We have taken steps towards realizing this vision in our newest product - Pupil Invisible. The first eye tracking device that truly looks and feels like a normal pair of glasses. No setup, no adjustments, no calibration.

We are excited to see what you do with Pupil in your research, and every day life. Here is our latest product catalog. Feel free to get in touch with us via chat, or send us an email!

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Make sure to attend our session on Conducting and Optimizing Online Research with Prolific...Sunday 22nd August at 11am CEST (zoom link here)

At Prolific, we strive to empower great research. We do this by enabling fast, reliable and large-scale data collection by connecting researchers with engaged and trustworthy participants around the world. Why do we do this? Because we believe that great research starts with quality data. Our mission is to make trustworthy data more accessible to everybody – from individuals to businesses to governments – and facilitate world-changing research.

If you are new to Prolific, sign-up as a researcher using one of the links below to either receive £/$40 in Prolific credit, or £/$300 worth of representative samples credits for our platform:

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Vision are excited to sponsor the plenary lecture presented by Prof. Dr. Laurie Wilcox at ECVP2021! The speaker will receive a prize of a free publication, and all participants will receive a discount in Vision (subject to peer review).

Vision (ISSN 2411-5150; Scopus and PubMed Indexed) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications on all aspects of human and biological visual systems. This journal is dedicated to exploring all aspects of biological visual systems, including visual neuroscience, the genetics of vision, anatomy and developmental biology of the eye and visual system, ocular and neuronal cell biology, immunology and microbiology of the eye and visual system, ophthalmology and neurology of visual disorders, clinical and epidemiological research, cellular and systems imaging, bio-engineering and computational neuroscience, visual physiology of the eye and central nervous system, retinal function and disease, imaging visual physiology and psychophysics, and supporting technologies for vision research

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Rank Prize Funds

The Rank Prize Funds have sponsored an annual Lecture at ECVP since 2007.

The Rank Prize Funds is a British charity endowed by the late J. Arthur Rank. Reflecting Lord Rank’s business interests in flour milling, films and reprographics, the charity supports and rewards research in Nutrition and in Opto-electronics, including vision.

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