9.04 | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

Sensory Systems

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes are available for the visual system portion of the course and the introductory auditory system lecture only. Lecture notes are not available for the auditory system lectures (lectures 14–23). Please refer to the lecture videos.

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1 Introduction to course (PDF); visual system (PDF)
2 Basic layout of the retina (PDF - 1.1MB)
3 Lateral geniculate nucleus and the visual cortex (PDF - 2.9MB)
4 The ON and OFF channels (PDF - 2.0MB)
5 The Midget and Parasol channels (PDF - 2.3MB)
6 Adaptation and color (PDF - 1.1MB)
7 Depth perception (PDF - 5.6MB)
8 Form perception (PDF - 3.6MB)
9 Illusions and visual prosthesis (PDF - 1.1MB)
10 The neural control of visually guided eye movements, part 1 (PDF - 1.5MB)
11 The neural control of visually guided eye movements, part 2 (PDF)
12 Motion perception and pursuit eye movements (PDF)
13 Overview of vision (PDF - 1.4MB)

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