ITVA2016 – University of Copenhagen


Welcome to the website of the 4th International TVA Meeting 2016 (ITVA2016). Here you can read about the 2-day symposion that was held as a celebration of the 25 th anniversary of the Center for Visual Cognition. The symposion was on Theory of Visual Attention and related theories in attention research.

The list of invited speakers for the symposium consisted of longstanding collaborators of the center and internationally recognised researchers in the field of attention research.


Thursday 23 June

10.00 – 10.15: Welcome and practical information, Thomas Habekost & Signe A. Vangkilde

Session 1: TVA related research I

10.15 – 10.40: Clinical TVA-based research: An overview, Thomas Habekost & Signe A. Vangkilde

10.40 – 11.05: Visual processing capacity, Søren Kyllingsbæk, Barry Giesbrecht, Jocelyn Sy & Claus Bundesen

11.05 – 11.30: A Poisson random walk model for response time and pure accuracy tasks, Steven P. Blurton, Carsten S. Nielsen, Søren Kyllingsbæk & Claus Bundesen

11.30 – 11.55: Neural responses to stimulus pairs as probability mixtures of responses to single stimuli, Susanne Ditlevsen

11.55 – 13.00: Lunch

Session 2: Attention, oscillations, and time

13.00 – 13.25: Tracking the spatial and temporal dynamics of covert spatial attention with rhythmic brain activity, Edward Awh

13.25 – 13.50: Predicting time, Jennifer Coull

13.50 – 14.15: Cycling through the attentional blink: The role of oscillations (not bicycles), Kimron L. Shapiro

14.15 – 14.40: Selective influence and classificatory separability (perceptual separability) in perception and cognition: Similarities, distinctions, and synthesis, James T. Townsend

14.40 – 15.10: Coffee break

Session 3: Neuroanatomy of attention

15.10 – 15.35: Intelligence, attention, and the frontal lobe, John Duncan

15.35 – 16.00: Time for a shift: The role of superior parietal lobule, Rik Vandenberghe

16.00 – 17.30: Poster session and pre-dinner drinks

19.00 - Dinner at "The Italian"
            Vester Voldgade 25, 1552 København V

Friday 24 June

Session 4: Attention and Memory

10.00 – 10.25: Hybrid search: How long-term memories interact with visual search, Jeremy M. Wolfe

10.25 – 10.50: Prospective memories and attention, Christia N. L. Olivers

10.50 – 11.15: Irrelevant value-associated stimuli modulate cognitive control, Jane E. Raymond

11.15 – 11.40: Doing it twice: Decomposing successive stochastic accumulators in filtering tasks, Gordon D. Logan

11.40 – 12.40: Lunch

Session 5: Attention, eye movements, and pupillometry

12.40 – 13.05: Competitive visual processing within and across eye fixations, Werner X. Schneider

13.05 – 13.30: The cost of processing multiple feature dimensions in visual working memory, Thomas Töllner

13.30 – 13.55: Concurrent EEG and pupillometry in attention and learning: Preliminary results, Thomas Espeseth

13.55 – 14.10: Coffee break

Session 6: TVA related research II

14.10 – 14.35: Spatial asymmetries in visual attention after stroke, Céline Gillebert

14.35 – 15.00: Modulation of hemifield effects in TVA by transcranial direct current stimulation, Antje Kraft

15.00 – 15.25: Electrophysiological correlates of TVA parameters, Iris M. Wiegand

15.25 – 15.50: Visual attention and neurocognitive plasticity, Kathrin Finke

15.50 – 16.30: Round-off 


List of confirmed speakers for the 4th ITVA meeting in Copenhagen 2016

  • Edward Awh, University of Oregon, USA
  • Gordon D. Logan, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • James T. Townsend, Indiana University, USA
  • Jeremy M. Wolfe, Harvard University, USA
  • Antje Kraft, Charite Universitäts Medizin, Berlin, Germany
  • Céline Gillebert, Oxford University, UK
  • Christian N. L. Olivers, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jane E. Raymond, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Jennifer Coull, Aix Marseille Université, France
  • John Duncan, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
  • Kathrin Finke, Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany
  • Kimron L. Shapiro, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Rik Vandenberghe, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Thomas Espeseth, Oslo University, Norway
  • Thomas Töllner, Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany
  • Werner X. Schneider, Bielefeld University, Germany

  • Iris M. Wiegand, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Signe A. Vangkilde, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Steven P. Blurton, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Susanne Ditlevsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Søren Kyllingsbæk, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Thomas Habekost, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Thomas Habekost
Professor MSO
Center for Visual Cognition
Department of Psychology
Phone: +45 35 32 48 60

Signe Allerup Vangkilde
Associate professor, PhD
Center for Visual Cognition
Department of Psychology
Phone: +45 35 32 48 85


We are grateful for the generous support from University of Copenhagen Interdisciplinary Excellence Program and The Danish Independent Research Council.