9.35 Perceptual Systems
Studies how the senses work and how physical stimuli are transformed into signals in the nervous system. Examines how the brain uses those signals to make inferences about the world, and uses illusions and demonstrations gain insight into those inferences. Emphasizes audition and vision, with some discussion of touch, taste, and smell. Provides experience with psychophysical methods.
9.35 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. McDermott.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 46-5193.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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