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British Journal of Ophthalmology" Fully international, the British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO) was founded in 1917 by the amalgamation of the Royal London (Moorfields) Ophthalmic Hospital Reports with the Ophthalmoscope and the Ophthalmic Record.

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology" The official journal of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. The journal primarily publishes peer-reviewed original research and reviews dealing with all aspects of clinical practice and research in ophthalmology and vision science.

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience" The Journal publishes papers that bridge the gap between descriptions of information processing and specifications of brain activity. As such, much of the work will be interdisiplinary in nature, drawing on developments in neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.

Experimental Eye Research" The goal of Experimental Eye Research is to publish original research papers on all aspects of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, biophysics, pharmacology, developmental biology, microbiology, and immunology of the eye.

Japanese Journal of Physiology" The Japanese Journal of Physiology publishes papers that present the authors’ own original experimental work and fall within the broad range of physiology.

Molecular Vision" Molecular Vision is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of research results in molecular biology, cell biology, and the genetics of the visual system (ocular and cortical).

Nature" Nature’s mission statement: First, to serve scientists through prompt publication of significant advances in any branch of science, and to provide a forum for the reporting and discussion of news and issues concerning science. Second, to ensure that the results of science are rapidly disseminated to the public throughout the world, in a fashion that conveys their significance for knowledge, culture and daily life.

Nature Neuroscience" Nature Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of neuroscience. No area is excluded from consideration, although priority is given to studies that provide fundamental insights into the functioning of the nervous system.

Network: Computation in Neural Systems" A forum for integrating theoretical and experimental findings in computational neuroscience across relevant interdisciplinary boundaries.

Natural Computation" Neural Computation disseminates important, multidisciplinary research results and reviews of research areas in neural computation-a field that attracts psychologists, physicists, computer scientists, neuroscientists, and artificial intelligence investigators, among others.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry" Publishes papers covering the whole field of clinical neurological practice.

Journal of Neuroscience" The Journal of Neuroscience is the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. The Journal publishes papers on a broad range of topics of general interest to those working on the nervous system.

Journal of the Optical Society of America" Devoted to developments in any field of classical optics, image science and vision.

Optics Express" Optics Express is the all-electronic journal for optics published by the Optical Society of America and edited by Michael Duncan of the Naval Research Laboratory.

Perception" A scholarly journal reporting experimental results and theoretical ideas ranging over the fields of human, animal, and machine perception.

Perception & Psychophysics" Perception & Psychophysics covers all areas of research in sensory processes, perception, attention, and psychophysics. Most articles are reports of experimental work.

Journal of Physiology" The Journal of Physiology publishes original research papers in all areas of physiology illustrating new physiological principles or mechanisms.

Science" Science is a weekly, peer-reviewed journal that publishes significant original scientific research, plus reviews and analyses of current research and science policy, covering all fields of science.

Spatial Vision" Spatial Vision is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal which specifically encourages communication between researchers on all aspects of spatial vision, from mathematical modelling, through biophysics and the psychophysical analysis of visual processing, to the study of cognitive aspects of perception and computer vision.

Journal of Vision" A a scientific periodical, published by ARVO devoted to all aspects of visual function in humans and other organisms. The journal is published exclusively in digital form: full-text articles may be accessed for free via the internet. The journal encourages the effective use of colour, multimedia, hyperlinks, program code, and other digital enhancements.

Vision Research" Vision Research is a journal devoted to the functional aspects of human, vertebrate and invertebrate vision and publishes experimental and observational studies, reviews, and theoretical papers firmly based upon the current facts of visual science.

Visual Neuroscience" Visual Neuroscience is an international journal devoted to the publication of high-quality reports of experimental and theoretical research in basic visual neuroscience.

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BMJ Publishing Group" The Group publishes and distributes leading journals covering all major medical specialties and a wide range of books.

Pion Ltd" Pion publishes high-quality academic journals in the areas of geography, physics, and experimental psychology

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Organisations & Conferences

ARVO" Encourages and assists research, training, publication, and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology.

ECVP" The European Conference on Visual Perception presents the most recent scientific results in the study of human visual perception. It attracts a wide variety of participants from such fields as Psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. To encourage the widest possible participation, particularly among students, the meeting is held in a different location each year.

HEFCE" The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research in universities and colleges in England. (HEFCE is funding the Viperlib project.)

Higher Education Academy" Our mission is to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students. Information on CETLs, National Teaching Fellowships & FDTL funding is also available on this site.

National Eye Institute" Based in the US, NEI-supported research has advanced our knowledge of how the visual system functions in health and disease.

Neurobehavioral Systems" Creators of Presentation®, a stimulus delivery and experimental control program. Presentation® runs on any Windows PC, and delivers auditory, visual and multi-modal stimuli with sub-millisecond temporal precision. Presentation® is free until 2004.

Optical Society of America" OSA promotes the generation, application, archiving and worldwide dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics. OSA publishes eight peer-reviewed journals, one monthly magazine, the Trends in Optics and Photonics series, monographs, user guides, conference digests and CD-ROMs.

Physiological Society" The Society’s main aims are to promote the advancement of physiology and to facilitate communication. To achieve these objectives, the Society supports 4-5 meetings annually, publishes two journals and awards grants to allow members to travel and collaborate.

Physiological Society of Japan" The aim of the Society is to promote the research in the Physiological Sciences by providing free communicating media to the members and by active commitment in the national and international scientific community.

Psychology Network" The Psychology Network promotes excellence in the learning, teaching and assessment of Psychology across the full range of curricula and activities relevant to UK higher education.

Vision Science" A comprehensive resource for research in human and animal vision: people, research, jobs, grants, conferences, links etc etc.

Vision Sciences Society" The Vision Sciences Society is committed to progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. The primary goal is to host a yearly meeting where both new and established investigators can present and discuss their work in a relaxed informal setting.

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h3. Events

Know of an upcoming conference, workshop or other event that should be included here? Do let us know!

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New books

Basic Vision: An Introduction to Visual Perception" By Robert Snowden, Peter Thompson and Tom Troscianko

Published May 2006
Basic Vision demystifies the processes through which the brain ‘sees’. It leads us through the various elements that come together in our perception of size, colour, motion, and three-dimensional space. It illustrates the intricacy of the visual system, discussing its development during infancy, and revealing how the brain can get it wrong, either as a result of brain damage, or through illusion. The book also demonstrates the importance of contemporary techniques and methodology, and neuroscience-based techniques in particular, in driving forward our understanding of the visual system. Ideal for undergraduate courses in visual perception.

Fantastic Optical Illusions" By Gianni A. Sarcone & Marie-Jo Waeber from the Archimedes’ Lab (see below)

Available August 2006

This book, volume 2 in the series, contains another huge batch of previously unpublished optical illusions, as well as new adaptations of lesser-known examples. All the illusions have been designed and drawn up by Each image carries an explanation of how it works and details of why it fools the human brain. There is a glossary of illusion terms and a gallery of ‘classic’ illusion types.

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Archimedes’ Lab: workshops and exhibits" ‘Perceptive puzzle’ workshops and optical illusion exhibitions: this link takes you to a listing of the lab’s programme of events for 2005-2006.

ECVP 20–25 August 2006" he European Conference on Visual Perception is an annual meeting devoted to scientific study of human visual perception. ECVP has been held each year since 1978, and attracts a wide variety of participants from such field as Psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. To encourage the widest possible participation, particularly among students, the meeting is held in a different European location each year. The 2006 ECVP will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia.

VSS 6th Annual Meeting 5–10 May 2006" The VSS Annual Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest vision research, see recent advancements in technology by visiting our exhibit booths, and to meet and network with their colleagues in a relaxing and beautiful setting held at the Hyatt Sarasota in Florida each year.

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