Winter Term 2020-21 / Neural Behav Sci


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Course title

Sensory Systems I: Visual System

Lecturer
Schaeffel
Credits
2.0
Course content / topics

This lecture provides an overview on the structure and function of the visual system, predominantly in humans, however, reference is made to animal vision in some cases to show how specific problems are solved in different species. The lecture also covers the physics behind vision, and the physical constraints that apply to visual processing, as well as the neural limitations. Biochemical and pharmacological aspects are also discussed. The lecture is accompanied by a number of illustrations, using visual illusions and by demonstrating devices for measurements of certain visual functions. The emphasis is put on the understanding 'why' things are processed as it occurs, and less on a detailed listing of the morphology of the nuclei in the brain that are involved in visual processing.

Course Schedule & Topics

Day, time & location

Wed, 10 am - 12, GTC Lecture Hall