The AVA Christmas Meeting was held 19 December at the University of York and celebrated 16 years of AVA Christmas Meetings. It was a one-day meeting held in the Department of Psychology at the University of York. The meeting welcomed presentations concerning any aspects of vision and visual perception and their applications. Invited talks included: Matteo Carandini (Institute of Ophthalmogy, UCL), Karl Gegenfurtner CRS Guest lecture (Giessen University), and Hannah Smithson 2011 Marr Medal winner (University of Durham). The following are the abstracts of meeting presentations.