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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.35 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Sensation and Perception 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Edward Adelson

    Teaching Assistant:
    Joshua McDermott 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.35 Sensation and Perception

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features a selection of lecture notes and, in the tools section, a set of animations.

    Course Description

    This course explores how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system, as well as how the brain uses those signals to determine what's out there in the world. All the senses are discussed, with a focus on vision. Topics include perception of color, motion, form, and depth.

    Technical Requirements

    QuickTime® Player software  is required to view the .mov and .qt files in this section.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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