Perception & Action Seminar

The Perception & Action Seminar Series explores a wide range of research in the domain of human perception and controlling action.

The talks take place in Metcalf Research Building, Room 305 (Dome room), and are open to members of the Brown community.

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2018-2019 Speakers


  • Sept. 20 - John Maule, University of Sussex: Colour perception in autism: Summary statistics, adaptation and priors
  • Oct. 3 - James Dixon, UConn: Lessons on Perception-Action from Dissipative Structures
  • Oct. 25 - Dian Yu, MIT: Modeling peripheral vision – Rethinking grouping (and more) in the periphery
  • Nov. 8 - Chris Sims, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Nov. 29 - Zsuzsa Kaldy, UMass, Boston

Past Speakers


  • Narcisse Bichot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Michael Cinelli, Wilfrid Laurier University-Waterloo

  • Randy Flanagan, Queen’s University

  • Benjamin Jee, Rhode Island College

  • Santani Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Anna Kosovicheva, Northeastern University

  • Daniel Yamins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Edward Large, University of Connecticut

  • Ella Amit, Harvard University

  • Heiko Hecht, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

  • Jonathan Winawer, New York University

  • Joshua Ewen, Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Mike Esterman, Boston University

  • Nicoletta Orlandi, UC-Santa Cruz

  • Peter Bex, Northeastern University

  • Jordan Taylor, Princeton University

  • Ken Nakayama, Harvard University

  • Dhanraj Vishwantha, University of St. Andrews