Neural Basis of Vision and Audition

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.)


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Fall 2006



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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.

Brown, M., and Peter Schiller. 9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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