Fechner Day 2021
The 37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics Conference Proceedings
Welcome to the 37th Annual Conference of the International Society for Psychophysics, Fechner Day 2021!
This year’s annual meeting marks our second year as an online event. As we begin to see the tail of the pandemic close, the Executive Committee is optimistic that 2022 will allow for a more traditional meeting. Nevertheless, I was pleased once again to see that the calibre of submissions was on a par with previous years, presenting the usual range of research using a variety of methods across many modalities. Gustav Theodore Fechner would surely approve of our continued mix of eclectic approaches to the study of sensation and perception.
Coordinating an international meeting across all time zones brings with it many challenges, as does holding during the regular academic year. We are appreciative of the time and effort that our members commit every year to the study and promotion of psychophysical research. At this year’s conference, we have papers surveying the deep historical roots of physiological psychology, contemporary theoretical frameworks that attempt to capture the growing body of psychophysics, empirical works that push foundational research in sensation and perception forward.
As with other years, there are many people deserving of credit for their efforts. As always, Strongway and Wolfgang provided the technical and financial infrastructure for our meetings. Natalia Postnova proposed, and created, our new Google Group, helping to address many of the challenges we faced due to the overexuberance of spam filters. Once more, Tim Hubbard helped this year by reviewing submissions.
Finally, I cannot forget to thank our President, Kazuo Ueda and the rest of the Executive Committee for their assistance in organizing.
Hoping to see you all again in 2022!
Jordan Richard Schoenherr, PhD
Department of Psychology, Concordia University
Department of Psychology / Institute for Data Science, Carleton University