The limitations of sensory perception, and the adaptations of sensory organs to achieve high sensitivity have been fascinating researchers for a long time. Vision and visually guided behaviour, and the search for the neuronal substrate and mechanisms allowing animals to use vision dim light, are classic fields of Neuroethology. Major progress has been made over the past few years in the field of visual sensitivity, partly with regards to neuronal mechanisms but also with regards to behavioural proof of high sensitivity in various animal groups. This symposium is inspired by the need of enhancing the communication between neurobiologists working on dim light vision with ethologists working on various animal groups.

The last meeting on a related topic was held in 2013 as a satellite symposium to the International Conference on Invertebrate Vision in Sweden. Since then, progress has been made along several lines, thus 2016 would be a good time for an update shared with the wider audience of the ICN. By getting the latest news about advances from cutting-edge research centers around the world, as well as new research lines that are arising in both fields, we aim to unveil common interests and aid in the establishment of multidisciplinary networks. This will be particularly helpful to boost the field of vision research in South America by bringing together early career researchers from the region, encouraging the development and strengthening of collaborative networks. We also aim to motivate the exchange of experience and new ideas, as well as the generation of career opportunities, by bringing together senior scientists, young researchers and students. To aid the inclusion of the latest, we will not charge a registration fee as a way to encourage their attendance.

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