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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Biology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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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.

Syllabus

Background


Seeing Lightness, Darkness and Color


Seeing Space


Seeing Motion


Summing Up


Taught by

Dale Purves

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Janice T
5.0 11 months ago
by Janice completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
An excellent course, topic explained well. I didn't continue the course because it wasn't what I thought it was going to be about.
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