Neural Basis of Vision (VS21291)
This course shows how the retina and the brain work together to produce human vision. The course starts with the encoding and transmission of information through single neurons in the visual system, and the relationship between this information and specific aspects of human vision. The central visual system and a variety of higher cerebral cortex areas are examined with an emphasis on functional MRI for their role in vision, visually-guided behavior, visual decision making and visual learning. Upon completing this course, a student should feel comfortable with his or her understanding of how an image on the retina is translated into visual information and how the brain processes the information.