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Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Italian

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Background

4 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 131 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
20 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
2 readings
About the Course10m
Grading Policy10m
2 practice exercises
Module1, Topic 128m
Module 1, Topics 2-340m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Seeing Lightness, Darkness and Color

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 116 min)
17 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 Summary24s
2 practice exercises
Module 2, Topic 126m
Module 2, Topic 240m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Seeing Space

4 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 129 min)
19 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
2 practice exercises
Module 3, Topic 142m
Module 3, Topic 246m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Seeing Motion

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 55 min)
9 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
1 practice exercise
Module 444m

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