"to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue in order to identify important shared issues in visual search and selective attention and discuss ways of how these can be resolved using convergent methodologies: Psychophysics, mental chronometry, eyetracking, ERPs, source reconstruction, fMRI, investigation of (neuropsychological) impairments, TMS and computational modeling."The meeting was held over three days, and organised by four general themes:
- Pre-attentive and post-selective processing in visual search (Keynote: Hermann Müller)
- The role of (working) memory guidance in visual search (Keynote: Chris Olivers, Martin Eimer)
- Brain mechanisms of visual search (Keynote: Glyn Humphreys)
- Modelling visual search (Keynote: Jeremy Wolfe).
Poster sessions gave grad students (including George Wallis and Nick Myers) a great chance to chat about their research with the invited speakers as well as other students tackling similar issues.
Of course, a major highlight was the Bavarian beer. Soeren Kyllingsbaek was still to give his talk, presumably explaining the small beer in hand!