Visual Perception and the Brain

Visual Perception and the Brain

Credential
Department

Neurobiology

Beginner

English

5 weeks

Variable

Overview

Learn how what we see is generated by the visual system.

Learners will be introduced to the problems that vision faces, using perception as a guide. The course will consider how what we see is generated by the visual system, what the central problem for vision is, and what visual perception indicates about how the brain works. The evidence will be drawn from neuroscience, psychology, the history of vision science and what philosophy has contributed. Although the discussions will be informed by visual system anatomy and physiology, the focus is on perception. We see the physical world in a strange way, and goal is to understand why.

Instructors

Dale Purves
Dale Purves

Research Professor of Neurobiology; Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

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