Winter Term 2019-20 / Neural Inf Process


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Course title

Sensory Systems, Visual (Block)

Lecturer
Hafed, Bartels, Münch, Arrenberg, Wadood Haq
Credits
2.0
Course content / topics


This block course is intended for students of the Neural and Information Processing track of the graduate school. The course provides a basic introduction to the visual system from signal transduction to higher order processing. General principles of sensory coding across different sensory modalities will be highlighted.

The course is organized such that the first 3 days provide the bulk of the background necessary on the visual system, and the remaining 2 days demonstrate state-of-the-art research related to the visual system and given by experts in each presented topic from the Tuebingen neuroscience community.

Learning targets:
Students will be able to name and identify the major brain circuitry involved in visual sensation. They will learn about the pathways for signals “entering” the brain and how they are processed to support perception and behavior. There will be a final exam.

Suggested reading:
Standard neuroscience textbooks, such as “Principles of Neural Science” by Kandel, Schwartz, & Jessell.

Schedule

Exam: April 9, 2020

Day, time & location

Mar 23 - 27, 2020, GTC Lecture Hall