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9.036 The Visual System, Spring 2005

Diagrammatic representation of the visual system in primates.

Diagrammatic representation of the visual system in primates, showing the visual information processing pathways. (Image by Prof. Peter Schiller. Used with permission.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete bibliography of readings.

Course Description

This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.


Prof. Peter Schiller

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session



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