16.430 Sensory-Neural Systems: Spatial Orientation from End Organs to Behavior and Adaptation


Class Info

Introduces sensory systems,and multi-sensory fusion using the vestibular and spatial orientation systems as a model. Topics range from end organ dynamics to neural responses, to sensory integration, to behavior, and adaptation, with particular application to balance, posture and locomotion under normal gravity and space conditions. Depending upon the background and interests of the students, advanced term project topics might include motion sickness, astronaut adaptation, artificial gravity, lunar surface locomotion, vestibulo-cardiovascular responses, vestibular neural prostheses, or other topics of interest.

This class has no prerequisites.

16.430 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by D. M., Merfeld, T. K. Clark and F. Karmali.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursdays in E25-101.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 16.430 was rated 6.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Sensory-Neural Systems: Spatial Orientation from End Organs to Behavior and Adaptation site or on the 16.430 Stellar site.

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