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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.04 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Neural Basis of Vision and Audition 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. M. Christian Brown
    Prof. Peter Schiller 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition

    Fall 2006

    Course Highlights

    9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition

    Fall 2006

    Diagrams: Eyes and projection of arrow on back of retinas and auditory pathways.
    Diagram of the eyes and the projection of an arrow on the back of the retinas (top). Diagram of the auditory pathways (bottom). (Figure by MIT OCW. Adapted from images by Profs. Peter Schiller and Chris Brown.)

    Course Description

    This course examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control, focusing on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and speech coding, and spatial localization are studied.

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