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Alex Mitko ’16 Presents Poster at VSS Meeting


From left: Michael Esterman, William Prinzmetal, Alexandra List and Alex Mitko '16
From left: Michael Esterman, William Prinzmetal, Alexandra List and Alex Mitko '16

Alex Mitko ’16 presented a poster on May 18 at the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) annual meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The poster, titled “An EEG Study of Illusory Conjunctions,” was co-authored by Mitko and Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List, along with William Prinzmetal of the University of California, Berkeley, and Michael Esterman of Boston University School of Medicine.

The poster described the researchers’ study of illusory conjunction, a feature binding error wherein a person incorrectly combines features from two different objects. They examined the phenomenon using electroencephalography (EEG) to identify neural markers of binding successes and failures.

Founded in 2001, the Vision Sciences Society is an organization of scientists interested in the functional aspects of vision. The annual meeting brings together scientists from a broad range of disciplines that contribute to vision science, including visual psychophysics, neuroscience, computational vision and cognitive psychology.

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