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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.916 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • The Neural Basis of Visual Object Recognition in Monkeys and Humans 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. James DiCarlo
    Prof. Nancy Kanwisher 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.916 The Neural Basis of Visual Object Recognition in Monkeys and Humans

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course includes a complete bibliography of readings and a selection of lecture notes.

    Course Description

    Understanding the brain's remarkable ability for visual object recognition is one of the greatest challenges of brain research. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of key issues of object representation and to survey data from primate physiology and human fMRI that bear on those issues. Topics include the computational problems of object representation, the nature of object representations in the brain, the tolerance and selectivity of those representations, and the effects of attention and learning.

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