27th Oculomotor meeting

Date: 3-4 February 2017
Venue: Max Planck Guest House Tübingen, Lecture hall


Time slots for oral presentations are 20 min. (15 min. talk, 5 min. discussion). The posters can be announced during the posterblitz, for which 2 min. are reserved per poster. Please prepare one or two slides for that. Poster size is A0, portrait.
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Friday, February 3rd, 2017

12:00 – 14:00

REGISTRATION, poster set-up, scientific discussions, light refreshments

14:00 – 14:15


Heinrich Bülthoff and Suzanne Nooij (MPI, Tübingen)

14:15 – 15:15

TALKS, session 1



Peter zu Eulenburg (LMU, München): Connectomics approaches to cortical ocular motor mapping using optokinetic nystagmus in fMRI



Mohammad Khazali (HIH, Tübingen):V1 neurons compensate for eye torsion associated with fixational eye positions (‘’false torsion’’)



Ksander de Winkel (MPI, Tübingen): Neural correlates of decision making on whole body yaw rotation: an fNIRS study

15:15 – 15:45

POSTERBLITZ I (2 min. per poster)



Chih-Yang Chen (CIN, Tübingen): Differential effects of saccadic suppression on single-unit activity and local field potentials in the primate superior colliculus



Xiaoguang Tian (CIN, Tübingen): Application of a multi-electrode spike-sorting algorithm to analysis of superior colliculus activity during saccades



Mehrdad Salmasi (LMU, München): Information rate of a release site under short-term synaptic depression



Thomas Hinterecker (MPI, Tübingen): Traveled distance estimations with horizontal and vertical passive linear displacements



Wolfgang Becker (UU, Ulm): Targeting head movements in humans: Compensation for disturbance by simultaneous body rotations.



Giovanni Bertolini (UZH, Zürich): Temporary increase of subjective visual vertical variability after sustained roll oscillations: a glimpse into the mechanism of Mal de Debarquement



Thomas Eggert (LMU, München): Stereoacuity during and shortly after symmetrical vergence movements



Andreas Sprenger (UL, Lübeck): Implicit and explicit oculo-motor learning in Parkinson’s disease and spinocerebellar ataxia



Stefan Yu Bögli (USZ, Zürich): Establishing chlorzoxazone as a novel infantile nystagmus syndrome treatment by translational testing from zebrafish to human



Muriel Dysli (USZ, Zürich): Hess screen testing shows an exodeviation shift compared to the Harms screen test



Paolo Calagiorgio (UP, Pavia): Sensorimotor integration during stance in vestibular neuritis patients: the effect of adding or removing vision.

15:45 – 15:55

Short coffee break

15:55 – 16:45

DEMONSTRATION of motion simulators (Cyberneum)

16:45 – 17:45

POSTER VIEWING I and coffee break


17:45 – 19:15

TALKS, session 2



Ria Maxine Rühl (LMU, München): Delineating modulatory ocular motor function in optokinetic networks in cerebellum and brainstem



Martin Gorges (UU, Ulm) Combined analysis of oculomotor function and brain structure and function in neurodegenerative diseases



Jörn Pomper (HIH, Tübingen): Blink-associated resetting eye movements



Uwe Ilg (HIH, Tübingen): Antisaccades without s-cone stimulation



Floris Wuyts (AUREA, Antwerp): Reduced intrinsic functional connectivity in the right temporo-parietal junction after first-time exposure to short-term gravitational alterations

19:30 – 21:00

DINNER and poster viewing, scientific discussions

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

09:00 – 10:00

TALKS, session 3



Antimo Buonocore (CIN, Tübingen): Alteration of the microsaccadic velocity-amplitude main sequence relationship after visual transients: implications for models of saccade control



Stefan Yu Bögli (USZ, Zürich): Uncovering the link between gaze evoked and rebound nystagmus



Ting-Feng Lin (USZ, Zürich) Optokinetic set-point sensory adaptation in zebrafish larvae

10:00 – 10:30

POSTERBLITZ II (2 min. per poster)



Ziad Hafed (CIN, Tübingen): Peri-saccadic perceptual mislocalization is different for upward saccades



Konstantin Willeke (CIN, Tübingen): Memory guided microsacades

Joachim Bellet (CIN, Tübingen): Sequential hemifield gating of 8-15 Hz behavioral performance oscillations after microsaccades



Joshua Yudice (LMU, München):Modality-nonspecific prior may underly benefits in bimodal estimation of angular distance



Fausto Romano (USZ, Zürich): Evidence for sudomotor component of vestibulo-sympathetic reflex during controlled cross-coupling stimulation



Cecilia Ramaioli (LMU, München): Preventing Opioid-induced Nausea and Vomiting: Rest Your Head and Close Your Eyes?


Murat Can Özdemir (LMU, München): Methods for quantifying sensorimotor adaptation and re-adaptation: Closed-Loop, Open loop, and Error-Clamp trials



Melody Huang (USZ, Zürich): Reversed visual motor response in zebrafish after long-term treatment of L-Dopa and carbidopa: an animal model for visual hallucination in Parkinson's disease



Marius Paulus (LMU, München): Repeatability of the alternate cover test compared to video-based eye-tracking system for horizontal heterophoria testing



Holger Rambold (Altötting-Burghausen): Age related refixating saccades in the 3D video-head-impulse test in healthy subjects and unilateral vestibular failure



Stephanie Irving (LMU, München): Gaze Behaviour and Brain Activation during Real-Space Navigation in Bilateral Vestibulopathy Patients

Karin Eibenberger (FH, Linz): A novel system to record microscopic eye movements under natural conditions using scleral coils

10:30 – 11:30

POSTERVIEWING II and coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

TALKS, session 4



Konrad Weber (USZ, Zürich):A new suppression head impulse paradigm (SHIMP) elicits anti-compensatory saccades as an indicator of vestibular function



David Mack (USZ, Zürich): How sampling rate and filtering alters saccadic peak velocity



Tobias Meilinger (MPI, Tübingen): Reference frames in spatial memory for vertical locations - comparing gravity, visual upright, and egocentric experience



Suzanne Nooij (MPI, Tübingen): Vection, and not eye or head movement, is the main contributor to visually induced motion sickness



Closing remarks



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