OPAM 31 Professional Development Awards

We are happy to announce the winners of the OPAM 31 Professional Development Awards: 

Greer Gillies (University of Toronto)
Yin-ting (Jenny) Lin (The Ohio State University)
Jiangxue Ning (The New School)
Dyllan Simpson (University of California San Diego)
Vishnu Soni (University of New Hampshire: Manchester)
Joyce Tam (Pennsylvania State University)

Congratulations! We look forward to your presentation at OPAM 31!

Acceptance Notifications for Talks and Posters are Out! 

Thank you all for submitting your science to OPAM 2023. We have thoroughly reviewed all submissions and sent acceptance notifications for talks and posters. If you haven’t received it yet, please check your spam folder! If you can’t find it anywhere, please reach out to opam.info@gmail.com!

We are also at the final stages of reviewing Professional Development Awards and expect to send out notifications soon to those who applied.

OPAM 2023 Announces Dr. James Brockmole as Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that Dr. James Brockmole will be the OPAM 2023 Keynote Speaker! 
James R. Brockmole
Dr. Brockmole is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives within the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, where he also leads the Visual Cognition Laboratory. 

Dr. Brockmole and his students investigate how humans form, store, employ, and manipulate short- and long-term representations of objects and scenes via behavioral and eye-tracking methods. Across his career, he has investigated the factors that control the deployment of visual attention, the properties of visual working memory, the effects of context on visually guided tasks, the influences of action on attention and memory, individual and group variability in visual processing, and the applications of visual cognition research to educational contexts.

His lab has received funding from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, European Research Council, and UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.  He is currently funded by the Templeton Religion Trust which is supporting an interdisciplinary project on experience, understanding, and memory for visual art. Dr. Brockmole is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Dr. Brockmole is passionate about mentoring trainees and has been actively involved in supporting the development of postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers both in his lab and through his direction of Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts which provides students with research opportunities, funding, and other forms of professional support.

Dr. Brockmole completed his B.A. at Notre Dame and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, after which he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Michigan State University. He was previously a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of Edinburgh before transitioning back to Notre Dame. To learn more about Dr. Brockmole and his work, please visit his lab page.


OPAM abstract submissions are currently open and will close on July 15, 2023.

Click here to go to the Abstract Submission page.

Click here to go to the Professional Development Award Nomination page.

Submit your abstracts today! Conference registration will open later in the year. For timely updates, please follow us on Twitter and join the OPAM Group on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you at OPAM this year!

The 2023 OPAM organizers

Chenxiao Guan, Karolina Krzys, Ryan O’Donnell, & Han Zhang

OPAM 2023 Abstract Submission and Award Nomination Forms OPEN

OPAM31 is now accepting online abstract and professional development award submissions. Both submissions are open on May 16th and will be accepted until July 15th, 2023 (last time zone on earth)!

Click here to go to the Abstract Submission page.

Click here to go to the Professional Development Award Nomination page.

Centered around the topics of Object Perception, visual Attention, and visual Memory, OPAM is a forum that features the work of early-career scientists (see infographic here), such as graduate students and post-docs who may have fewer opportunities to present at Psychonomics. The conference embraces a diversity of approaches, including psychophysics, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging. OPAM takes place immediately before the Psychonomic Society meeting and at the same venue.

Like last year, OPAM is planning to be held in-person, but may transition to a hybrid or fully virtual event as needed. For timely updates, please follow us on Twitter and join the OPAM Group on Facebook!

OPAM runs solely on the support of generous sponsors. Sponsorship rates begin at $225, which includes advertising space in the OPAM program, website, and emails, and spotlight exposure during the conference. To learn more about becoming a sponsor for OPAM 2023, please visit our website or e-mail us at opam.info@gmail.com. We appreciate your support!

We look forward to seeing you at OPAM this year!

The 2023 OPAM organizers

Chenxiao Guan, Karolina Krzys, Ryan O’Donnell, & Han Zhang

OPAM 2023 Welcome New Organizers!

We would like to welcome three new organizers this year: Han Zhang, Karolina Krzys, and Ryan O’Donnell. They will be joining Chenxiao Guan to lead OPAM 2023 this coming November!

We really appreciate the support from the OPAM community, and we would like to again thank Doug Addleman, Cristina Ceja, and Xiaoli Zhang for their exceptional service to the OPAM community.

Partnership with Visual Cognition

Visual Cognition has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of OPAM. At OPAM 31, submissions that were chosen for talk presentations will have the opportunity to submit their ultimate manuscripts through a fast-tracked and full peer-review process for publication at Visual CognitionOPAM talks-turned-manuscripts will be expedited and guaranteed a 40-day turnaround from submission to initial decision (including full reviews). Furthermore, the editorial board at Visual Cognition are eager to mentor young trainees and will provide extra constructive feedback through the peer-review process. Publications that come out of this process will be highlighted as special OPAM papers. This OPAM–Visual Cognition publication opportunity is completely optional, and presenters are by no means obliged to submit to Visual Cognition; furthermore, ultimate acceptance of the submitted manuscript is not guaranteed. However, we sincerely hope that high-quality presentations that are submitted to OPAM and chosen for talks will take advantage of this unique opportunity!