As last year, we are thrilled to announce that two keynote speakers will take the stage during VSAC 2018. We are honoured to host in Trieste prof. Michael Kubovy and prof.em. Jan Koenderink.
Michael Kubovy is a professor of psychology with broad interests in auditory, visual, and cross-modal perception, psychology of art, and philosophy of mind. You may think of him as a neo-Gestalt psychologist who uses tools of cognitive science experiments using human observers, mathematical analysis of patterns, and a mathematical modeling of data to solve some of the enduring puzzles of perceptual organization.
Jan Koenderink is professor emeritus in physics from the University of Utrecht. He has worked in physics, mathematics, psychology, biology, philosophy and computer science. His main interests focus on the nature of awareness, especially for the case of vision. Much of his work is related to his interests in artistic expression.
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