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9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audtion, Fall 2004

Diagrams: eyes and projection of arrow on back of retinas and auditory pathways.

Diagram of the eyes and the projection of an arrow on the back of the retinas (top). Diagram of the auditory pathways (bottom). (Figure by MIT OCW. Adapted from images by Profs. Peter Schiller and Chris Brown.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete bibliography of readings.

Course Description

This course is designed to ground the undergraduate student in the fields of vision and audition, which includes both speech and hearing. The neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control is examined. Topics focus on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Studies in visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and speech coding, and spatial localization are also covered.


Prof. M. Christian Brown
Prof. Peter Schiller

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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