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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Introduction and Vision (Part 1)

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 48 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lecture 1.2 - (S) Vision: What Do We See?7m
Lecture 1.3 - (S) Vision: How Light is Sensed by Neurons, Part 16m
Lecture 1.4 - (S) Vision: How Light is Sensed by Neurons, Part 24m
Lecture 1.5 - (S) Vision: How the Eye Forms an Image, Part 19m
Lecture 1.6 - (S) Vision: How the Eye Forms an Image, Part 27m
Lecture 1.7 - (E) Vision: Movie Interlude - Turning the World Upside-Down6m
5 readings
Getting Started10m
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Philosophy10m
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Vision (Part 2), the Body, and Neural Signals

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 52 min)
9 videos
Lecture 2.2 - (S) Vision: Monocular Cues for Depth Perception10m
Lecture 2.3 - (S) Introduction to Body Position Sensing2m
Lecture 2.4 - (S) Body Position Sensory Receptors3m
Lecture 2.5 - (G) Neural Signals: The Resting Membrane Potential7m
Lecture 2.6 - (G) Neural Signals: The Action Potential4m
Lecture 2.7 - (S) Converting the Mechanical to the Electrical4m
Lecture 2.8 - (E) Body Position Illusions and Experiments I: Pinocchio and Crossed Hands6m
Lecture 2.9 - (E) Body Position Illusions and Experiments II: Prisms6m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Brain Maps

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min)
6 videos
Lecture 3.2 - (S, G, E) Synapses and Center-Surround Organization9m
Lecture 3.3 - (S) Maps of Visual Space5m
Lecture 3.4 - (S) Orientation and Border Ownership9m
Lecture 3.5 - (S, E) Phantom Limb and the Blind Spot10m
Lecture 3.6 - (S, E) Motion Vision13m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Sound and Brain Representations

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 69 min)
12 videos
Lecture 4.2 - (S) Deducing the Location of Sounds7m
Lecture 4.3 - (S) Movements and the "Cone of Confusion"3m
Lecture 4.4 - (S) Spectral Cues and the "Cone of Confusion"7m
Lecture 4.5 - (S) Learning to Find Sounds3m
Lecture 4.6 - (S, E) Ventriloquism and Finding Sounds5m
Lecture 4.7 - (S) Determining the Distance of Sounds6m
Lecture 4.8 - (S) Brain Maps as Representations5m
Lecture 4.9 - (S) Brain Meters as Representations2m
Lecture 4.10 -(S) Brain Meters and Movements5m
Lecture 4.11 -(S, E) Translating Maps to Meters7m
Lecture 4.12 - (S, E) Brain Representations for Sound9m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz - Part I30m
Module 4 Quiz - Part II30m

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