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assignment Level : Introductive
label Biology
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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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.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Background
  • Week 2 - Seeing Lightness, Darkness and Color
  • Week 3 - Seeing Space
  • Week 4 - Seeing Motion
  • Week 5 - Summing Up
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Instructors

Dale Purves
M.D.
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

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Duke University
Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
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