Informações sobre o curso
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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Approx. 22 hours to complete

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Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Approx. 22 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 hours/week
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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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4 hours to complete

Background

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Reading
20 videos (Total 131 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video20 videos
Background: What We Actually See3m
The Strange Way We See the Physical World (part 1)8m
The Strange Way We See the Physical World (part 2)7m
The Inverse Problem7m
Summary of Topic One2m
Visual Stimuli4m
Making an Image5m
Summary of Topic Two1m
The Eye (part 1)10m
The Eye (part 2)4m
The Retina (part 1)7m
The Retina (Part 2)12m
The Primary Visual Pathway (part 1)10m
The Primary Visual Pathway (part 2)8m
The Visual Cortex (part 1)12m
The Visual Cortex (part 2)11m
The Concept of Receptive Fields4m
Summary of Topic Three2m
Summary of Module One1m
Reading4 readings
About the Course10m
Grading Policy10m
Feedback surveys10m
Module Feedback Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module1, Topic 128m
Module 1, Topics 2-340m

2

Section
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3 hours to complete

Seeing Lightness, Darkness and Color

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Reading
17 videos (Total 116 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video17 videos
Discrepancies between Luminance and Lightness12m
More Complex Examples as Counter Evidence8m
An Empirical Explanation Based on Accumulated Experience (part 1)7m
An Empirical Explanation Based on Accumulated Experience (part 2)9m
Summary of Topic One2m
Definitions2m
Light and Color8m
How the Retina Initiates Color Vision (part 1)9m
How the Retina Initiates Color Vision (part 2)7m
Why Do We Have Color Vision?3m
Describing Color Perception12m
The Strange Way We See Color10m
An Empirical Answer (part 1)7m
An Empirical Answer (part 2)4m
Topic Summary3m
Module Summary0m
Reading1 readings
Module Feedback Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2, Topic 126m
Module 2, Topic 240m

3

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Seeing Space

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Reading
19 videos (Total 129 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video19 videos
The Inverse Problem in Geometry3m
Seeing the Length of Lines5m
An Empirical Explanation of Apparent Line Length (part 1)9m
An Empirical Explanation of Apparent Line Length (part 2)5m
The Perception of Angles5m
An Empirical Explanation8m
Seeing Object Size6m
An Empirical Explanation10m
Topic Summary2m
Definitions1m
Seeing Distance with One Eye12m
Seeing Depth with Two Eyes (Stereopsis, part 1)7m
Seeing Depth with Two Eyes (Stereopsis, part 2)5m
Explaining Stereopsis8m
Random Dot Stereograms and the Correspondence Problem7m
Binocular Fusion (part 1)6m
Binocular Fusion (part 2)7m
Topic Summary1m
Reading1 readings
Module Feedback Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 3, Topic 142m
Module 3, Topic 246m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Seeing Motion

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Reading
9 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Phenomena that Need Explaining1m
Apparent Motion5m
Motion After Effects3m
The Inverse Problem for Motion3m
Perceived Speed: The Flash-Lag Effect7m
An Empirical Explanation of the Flash-Lag Effect9m
Perceived Direction: Aperture Effects8m
An Empirical Explanation12m
Reading1 readings
Module Feedback Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 444m

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Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Summing Up

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Reading
11 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Vision as Feature Detection (part 1)11m
Vision as Feature Detection (part 2)4m
Vision as Inference (part 1)3m
Vision as Inference (part 2)7m
Vision as Efficient Coding8m
Vision as Way of Contending with the Inverse Problem2m
Topic Summary2m
Does the Brain Work by Computing?6m
Or is the Brain an Engine of Reflex Associations?10m
Some Concluding Remarks5m
Reading1 readings
Module Feedback Survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 5, Topic 140m
Module 5, Topic 212m
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By XGApr 13th 2017

The course has got everything clearly conveyed and has enabled me (not at all familiar with the topic) to understand the major points. Thanks very much for offering it~

By ETJul 16th 2016

Very interesting course! I also liked to listen to the lecturer, his voice and manner of speaking makes learning easy and pleasant. Thank you so much!

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