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9.35 Perceptual Systems

Prereq: 9.00, 9.01; or permission of instructor
U (Spring)
12 Units

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.

J. McDermott

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