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:

  • Emma Wu Dowd, Postdoc with Julie Golomb at The Ohio State University
  • Eric Taylor, Postdoc with Jessica Grahn at Western University
  • Briana Kennedy, Postdoc with Mara Mather at University of Southern California
  • Caitlin Mullin, Postdoc with Aude Oliva at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gathering of Former Organizers

At the Vision Sciences Society conference in 2015 & 2016, a group of former organizers donned orange OPAM t-shirts and gathered for the best group photo ever!

@VSS 2015

Recent OPAM publication & placement history