In everyday experience, we effortlessly recognize faces, objects and scenes, yet the mechanisms underlying how we perceive the world remain elusive. Moreover, it is unclear how cognitive processes such as selective attention and memory interact with object recognition. This grant provided support for a conference on Object Perception Attention and Memory (OPAM), a one-day conference that showcased young investigators (i.e. undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees) and their theoretical and empirical work on object processing in terms of attention, perception, and memory. In addition, this conference highlighted different methodological approaches to understand object processing including psychophysics, neuroimaging, and neuropsychology. The goal of OPAM was three- fold: (1) to foster scientific research from junior investigators, (2) to facilitate interactions between junior and senior investigators, and (3) to provide a venue for a concentrated discussion on the role of attention and memory on object perception. The knowledge gained from discussions of basic research can give rise to the development of clinical tools -- new ways to measure or diagnose deficits in object and scene perception. It also provides insight into therapies that might ameliorate perceptual, attention, or memory deficits in special populations, such as ADHD, autism, Williams syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and dyslexia.