About OPAM

The OPAM conference is dedicated to issues in Object Perception, visual Attention, and visual Memory. OPAM is a forum primarily for scientists early in their careers, such as graduate students or postdocs who do not yet have the opportunity to present at the Psychonomic Society meeting. It provides an excellent opportunity to present research to a large audience mainly drawn from the Psychonomics community. The conference embraces a diversity of approaches, including psychophysics, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging. Accepted presentations receive fast-tracked decision privileges at Visual Cognition, promoting the rapid dissemination of high-quality work to the academic community.

OPAM takes place immediately before the Psychonomic Society meeting and at the same hotel/convention center.

If you would like to view the history of the OPAM conferences, including previous presenters and organisers, head on over to the Archive page.

Current Organizers

This year’s organizers are:

  • Briana Kennedy, Postdoc with Mara Mather at University of Southern California
  • Caitlin Mullin, Postdoc with Aude Oliva at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stephen Walenchok, PhD student with Stephen Goldinger at Arizona State University
  • Yelda Semizer, PhD student with Melchi Michel at Rutgers University

Gathering of Former Organizers

Former organizers often don orange OPAM t-shirts and gather at the Vision Sciences Society conference. Here are some pictures of the recent gatherings at VSS:

@VSS 2018
@VSS2017
@VSS2016
@VSS 2015

Recent OPAM publication & placement history

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