VSS 2023, here we come!

We are thrilled to share that many members of the rolfslab will be attending the VSS  (Vision Sciences Society) conference May 19-24th in St. Pete Beach Florida. We will hold talks, poster presentations, workshops, and demo nights, which are listed below. Follow our Twitter account (rolfslab) for daily updates. We look forward to sharing our latest findings and experiences at the VSS conference with you!


Martina Poletti, Jude Mitchell and Martin will hold the Symposium “The Active Fovea” on Friday, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, in Talk Room 1. Lisa will be one of six speakers who give a talk:

Lisa Kroell and Martin Rolfs: Foveal vision anticipates defining features of eye movement targets: Converging evidence from human psychophysics. Talk at the symposium ‘The Active Fovea’: Friday, May 19, 2023, 2:30 – 4:30 pm.


Lisa Kroell, Jude Mitchell and Martin Rolfs: Motion signals at the target of saccadic eye movements modulate pre-saccadic foveal perception and drive predictive gaze responses. Talk Presentation 22.21: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:45 am – 12:30 pm, Talk Room 2. Session: Eye Movements: Perception, cognition.


Carolin Hübner and Martin Rolfs: Is trans-retinal integration exclusive to saccades? Poster 26.414: Saturday, May 20, 2:45 – 6:45 pm, Pavilion. Session: Eye Movements: Perception, remapping.

Lukasz Grzeczkowski, Arne Stein and Martin RolfsRobust and saccade-specific feature blanking effect for a wide range of spatial frequencies, sizes and eccentricities. Poster  26.415: Saturday, May 20, 2:45 – 6:45 pm, Pavilion. Session: Eye Movements: Perception, remapping.

Oliver L. Steiner Lukasz Grzeczkowski, Madeleine Gross, and Martin Rolfs: Influence of reward on saccadic vigor and pre-saccadic attention, Poster 33.444: Session: Sunday, May 21, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Pavilion. Session: Eye Movements: Saccades and pursuit.

Nina Hanning.: From human frontal eye fields to early visual cortex: Probing the role of feedback in presaccadic attention with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Poster: 33.311, Sunday, May 21, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Banyan Breezeway.

Angelica Godinez, Aravind Battaje, Oliver Brock and Martin Rolfs: Probing perceptual mechanisms of shape-dependent color after-image via interconnected recursive filters. Poster  36.461: Sunday, May 21, 2:45 – 6:45 pm, Pavilion. Session: Perceptual Organization: Shape, figure/ground, occlusion.

Nicolas Roth, Olga Shurygina, Klaus Obermayer, and Martin RolfsToyWorld: Task-dependent viewing behavior in controlled videos. Poster at the Pre-Data-Collection Poster Session. Monday, May 22, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Jasmine/Palm.

Nicolas Roth, Jasper McLaughlin, Klaus Obermayer, and Martin Rolfs. Looking for potential action: Differences in exploration behavior of static and (potentially) dynamic scenes. Poster Presentation 56.348: Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 2:45 – 6:45 pm, Banyan Breezeway. Session: Eye Movements: Scenes, VR, 3D.

Sven Ohl and Martin RolfsFeature-selective mechanisms that underlie the perception of causality. Poster  56.362: Tuesday, May 23, 8:45 pm – 12:45 am, Banyan Breezeway. Session: Perceptual Organization: Contour integration, common fate.

Jan Klanke, Sven Ohl and Martin Rolfs: Different levels of awareness for spontaneous, involuntary, and voluntary microsaccades. Poster 63.426: Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Pavilion. Session: Eye Movements: Fixation.



Martin will be on a panel along with Reuben Rideaux, Miriam Spering and Krystel Huxlin of the VSS Workshop for PhD Students and Postdocs “Strategies for Funding your Research Ideas Around the Globe” on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12:45 – 2:15 pm, in Sabal/Sawgrass.

Angelica is in a panel for career transitions put on by the VSS Student -Postdoc Advisory Board on Sunday, May 21, 2023, 7:30– 8:30 pm, Jasmine/Palm.

Satellite Workshop:

Nicolas Roth, Olga Shurygina, Klaus Obermayer, and Martin RolfsModeling the spread of object-based attention during free viewing. Talk at the MODVIS satellite workshop. Thursday, May 18, 2023, 11:10 – 11:30 am, Blue Heron room, Tradewinds Island Grand Resort.


Aravind Battaje and Martin Rolfs: An Interactive Motion Perception Tool for Kindergarteners (and Vision Scientists). Demo 21: Monday, May 22, 2023, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Jacaranda Hall. 19th Annual Dinner and Demo Night.

For more information about VSS please visit https://www.visionsciences.org and our twitter rolfslab.