Special Topics: Visual Neuroscience
Course Number: NEURL-GA 3042
Prerequisites: Systems Neuroscience (NEURL-GA 2202), or permission of the instructors.
Description: The visual system is one of the most successful models for studies of higher brain function. This course will explore two aspects of visual neuroscience: First, the function of brain
mechanisms that encode information about the form, color, motion, and depth of visual
objects and scenes; and second, the mechanisms that decode this information to generate
perceptual experience and visually-guided action. The course will use a combined lecture and seminar format. Readings will be a mixture of primary source papers and review articles. Students will be expected to prepare a class presentation.
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