See you soon at OPAM 2018!!

Check out the OPAM 2018 Program here!

If you have not registered – you can still register at the conference. 🙂

Congratulations to our travel award winners – Jiageng Chen, Ashley DiPuma, Chenxiao Guan, Michelle Kramer, and Tomer Sahar!!

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Check out our special Keynote Speaker for OPAM 2018:

We are pleased to announce Dr. Wei Ji Ma as the OPAM 2018 Keynote Speaker! Dr. Ma is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University, and studies the behavioral and neural computations underlying perception, working memory, and decision-making. Dr. Ma also plays an active role in educating young scientists, particularly through inspiring stories in his “Growing Up in Science” series. To learn more about Dr. Wei Ji Ma, his research, and the “Growing Up in Science” series, please visit his lab page.

Partnership with Visual Cognition

Visual Cognition has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of OPAM, and this year we are excited to announce a new step forward for OPAM submissions. In previous years, OPAM talk presenters were given the opportunity to publish their talk summaries in Visual Cognition. This year, submissions that are 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 Cognition. OPAM 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!


OPAM 2018 is looking for sponsors! Sponsoring OPAM emphasizes your commitment to supporting the scientific endeavors of early-career researchers (see infographic!), and fostering networking opportunities for individuals who will be on the market for graduate studies, postdoctoral positions, and faculty appointments. Sponsorship rates begin for as little as $200, which includes advertising space in the OPAM program, website and e-mails, and spotlight exposure during the conference. Typical sponsors include academic departments, software companies, and other research institutions. If your organization is interested in supporting OPAM, please contact us at as soon as possible!

2018 Sponsors
We are grateful to our 2018 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM 26! Consider being a sponsor for this year’s OPAM!



The National Cancer Institute’s Behavioral Research Program
supports research in perception, attention, and
cognition relevant to cancer control