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9.036 The Visual System (MIT) 9.036 The Visual System (MIT)

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In this seminar anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research will be examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system. The first five sessions provide an overview of the functional and structural organization of the visual system with a critical examination of some of the basic issues in the field. Thereafter the emphasis will shift to the question of how various aspects of the visual scene are processed in the visual system. We will study color vision, adaptation, the role of eye movements in carrying out visual analysis, motion perception, depth perception and pattern perception. In this seminar anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research will be examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system. The first five sessions provide an overview of the functional and structural organization of the visual system with a critical examination of some of the basic issues in the field. Thereafter the emphasis will shift to the question of how various aspects of the visual scene are processed in the visual system. We will study color vision, adaptation, the role of eye movements in carrying out visual analysis, motion perception, depth perception and pattern perception.

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anatomical | anatomical | neurophysiological | neurophysiological | imaging | imaging | behavior | behavior | functional | functional | structural organization | structural organization | visual scene | visual scene | processing | processing | visual system | visual system | color vision | color vision | adaptation | adaptation | eye movements | eye movements | motion perception | motion perception | depth perception | depth perception | pattern perception | pattern perception | visual analysis | visual analysis

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9.036 The Visual System (MIT) 9.036 The Visual System (MIT)

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This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system. This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.

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anatomical | anatomical | neurophysiological | neurophysiological | imaging | imaging | behavior | behavior | functional | functional | structural organization | structural organization | visual scene | visual scene | processing | processing | visual system | visual system | color vision | color vision | adaptation | adaptation | eye movements | eye movements | visual analysis | visual analysis | motion perception | motion perception | depth perception | depth perception | pattern perception | pattern perception

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9.036 The Visual System (MIT) 9.036 The Visual System (MIT)

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This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system. This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.

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anatomical | anatomical | neurophysiological | neurophysiological | imaging | imaging | behavior | behavior | functional | functional | structural organization | structural organization | visual scene | visual scene | processing | processing | visual system | visual system | color vision | color vision | adaptation | adaptation | eye movements | eye movements | visual analysis | visual analysis | motion perception | motion perception | depth perception | depth perception | pattern perception | pattern perception

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HST.725 Music Perception and Cognition (MIT) HST.725 Music Perception and Cognition (MIT)

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Survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, timbre, consonance/roughness, loudness, auditory grouping) form salient qualities, contrasts, patterns and streams that are used in music to convey melody, harmony, rhythm and separate voices. Perceptual, cognitive, and neurophysiological aspects of the temporal dimension of music (rhythm, timing, duration, temporal expectation) are explored. Special topics include comparative, evolutionary, and developmental psychology of music perception, biological vs. cultural influences, Gestaltist vs. associationist vs. schema-based theories, comparison of music and speech perception, p Survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, timbre, consonance/roughness, loudness, auditory grouping) form salient qualities, contrasts, patterns and streams that are used in music to convey melody, harmony, rhythm and separate voices. Perceptual, cognitive, and neurophysiological aspects of the temporal dimension of music (rhythm, timing, duration, temporal expectation) are explored. Special topics include comparative, evolutionary, and developmental psychology of music perception, biological vs. cultural influences, Gestaltist vs. associationist vs. schema-based theories, comparison of music and speech perception, p

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music perception | music perception | music cognition | music cognition | music memory | music memory | pitch | pitch | timbre | timbre | consonance | consonance | harmony | harmony | tonality | tonality | melody | melody | expressive timing | expressive timing | rhythmic hierarchies | rhythmic hierarchies | auditory perception | auditory perception | auditory pathway | auditory pathway | musical acoustics | musical acoustics | power spectra | power spectra | psychophysics | psychophysics | neurocomputational models | neurocomputational models | neural correlates | neural correlates | music therapy | music therapy | synesthesia | synesthesia | absolute pitch | absolute pitch

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4.123 Architectural Design, Level I: Perceptions and Processes (MIT) 4.123 Architectural Design, Level I: Perceptions and Processes (MIT)

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This studio explores the notion of in-between by engaging several relationships; the relationship between intervention and perception, between representation and notation and between the fixed and the temporal. In the Exactitude in Science, Jorge Luis Borges tells the perverse tale of the one to one scale map, where the desire for precision and power leads to the escalating production of larger and more accurate maps of the territory. For Jean Baudrillard, "The territory no longer precedes the map nor survives it. …it is the map that precedes the territory... and thus, it would be the territory whose shreds are slowly rotting across the map." The map or the territory, left to ruin-shredding across the 'other', beautifully captures the tension between reality and representati This studio explores the notion of in-between by engaging several relationships; the relationship between intervention and perception, between representation and notation and between the fixed and the temporal. In the Exactitude in Science, Jorge Luis Borges tells the perverse tale of the one to one scale map, where the desire for precision and power leads to the escalating production of larger and more accurate maps of the territory. For Jean Baudrillard, "The territory no longer precedes the map nor survives it. …it is the map that precedes the territory... and thus, it would be the territory whose shreds are slowly rotting across the map." The map or the territory, left to ruin-shredding across the 'other', beautifully captures the tension between reality and representati

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in-between | in-between | relationships | relationships | intervention and perception | intervention and perception | representation and notation | representation and notation | fixed and temporal | fixed and temporal | Borges | Borges | mapping | mapping | territory | territory | Baudrillard | Baudrillard | the 'other' | the 'other' | reality and representation | reality and representation | collective desire and territorial surface | collective desire and territorial surface | filter | filter | create | create | frame | frame | scale | scale | orient | orient | project | project | agency | agency | landscape | landscape | architecture | architecture | urbanism | urbanism | representation versus real | representation versus real | design | design | perception | perception | representation | representation | fixed | fixed | temporal | temporal | map | map | reality | reality | collective desire | collective desire | territorial surface | territorial surface

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT) 9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives. This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives.

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brain | brain | behavioral | behavioral | perception | perception | attention | attention | working memory | working memory | recognition | recognition | recall | recall | language | language | cognitive science | cognitive science | computation | computation | visual perception | visual perception | memory | memory | cognitive architecture | cognitive architecture | learning | learning | reasoning | reasoning | decision-making | decision-making | cognitive development | cognitive development | behavioral perspective | behavioral perspective | computational perspective | computational perspective | neural perspective | neural perspective

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9.04 Sensory Systems (MIT) 9.04 Sensory Systems (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course examines the neural bases of sensory perception. The focus is on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Topics include visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and sound localization, and somatosensory perception. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course examines the neural bases of sensory perception. The focus is on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Topics include visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and sound localization, and somatosensory perception.

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sensory systems | sensory systems | visual system | visual system | auditory system | auditory system | visual processing | visual processing | auditory processing | auditory processing | perception | perception | sensorimotor control | sensorimotor control | nervous system | nervous system | depth perception | depth perception | auditory responses | auditory responses | speech coding | speech coding | spatial localization | spatial localization | retina | retina | lateral geniculate nucleus | lateral geniculate nucleus | visual cortex | visual cortex | auditory nerve | auditory nerve | Cochlear | Cochlear | brainstem reflexes | brainstem reflexes | sound localization | sound localization | auditory cortex | auditory cortex | echolocation | echolocation

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9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition (MIT) 9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition (MIT)

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This course examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control, focusing on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and speech coding, and spatial localization are studied. This course examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control, focusing on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and speech coding, and spatial localization are studied.

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visual processing | visual processing | auditory processing | auditory processing | perception | perception | sensorimotor control | sensorimotor control | nervous system | nervous system | depth perception | depth perception | auditory responses | auditory responses | speech coding | speech coding | spatial localization | spatial localization | retina | retina | lateral geniculate nucleus | lateral geniculate nucleus | visual cortex | visual cortex | auditory nerve | auditory nerve | Cochlear | Cochlear | brainstem reflexes | brainstem reflexes | sound localization | sound localization | auditory cortex | auditory cortex

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21M.113 Developing Musical Structures (MIT) 21M.113 Developing Musical Structures (MIT)

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The goal of this class is practical: to interrogate, make explicit, and thus to develop the powerful musical intuitions that are at work as you make sense of the music all around you. Reflecting, we will ask how this knowledge develops in ordinary and extraordinary ways. The goal of this class is practical: to interrogate, make explicit, and thus to develop the powerful musical intuitions that are at work as you make sense of the music all around you. Reflecting, we will ask how this knowledge develops in ordinary and extraordinary ways.

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music | music | analysis | analysis | description | description | performance | performance | musical perception | musical perception | units of perception | units of perception | units of description | units of description | composition | composition | melodies | melodies | percussion pieces | percussion pieces | musical intuitions | musical intuitions | projects | projects | experiment | experiment

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PE.910 Physical Intelligence (MIT) PE.910 Physical Intelligence (MIT)

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For all of the bodies attached to the many great minds that walk the Institute's halls, in the work that goes on at MIT the body is present as an object of study, but is all but unrecognized as an important dimension of our intelligence and experience. Yet the body is the basis of our experience in the world; it is the very foundation on which cognitive intelligence is built. Using the MIT gymnastics gym as our laboratory, the Physical Intelligence activity will take an innovative, hands-on approach to explore the kinesthetic intelligence of the body as applicable to a wide range of disciplines. Via exercises, activities, readings and discussions designed to excavate our physical experience, we will not only develop balance, agility, flexibility and strength, but a deep appreciation for t For all of the bodies attached to the many great minds that walk the Institute's halls, in the work that goes on at MIT the body is present as an object of study, but is all but unrecognized as an important dimension of our intelligence and experience. Yet the body is the basis of our experience in the world; it is the very foundation on which cognitive intelligence is built. Using the MIT gymnastics gym as our laboratory, the Physical Intelligence activity will take an innovative, hands-on approach to explore the kinesthetic intelligence of the body as applicable to a wide range of disciplines. Via exercises, activities, readings and discussions designed to excavate our physical experience, we will not only develop balance, agility, flexibility and strength, but a deep appreciation for t

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orientation | orientation | gravity | gravity | perception | perception | proprioception | proprioception | spatial perception | spatial perception | walking | walking | movement | movement | complex coordination | complex coordination | physical intelligence | physical intelligence | learning | learning | development | development | e-motion | e-motion | flight | flight

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HST.725 Music Perception and Cognition (MIT) HST.725 Music Perception and Cognition (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This course is a survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, timbre, consonance/roughness, loudness, auditory grouping) form salient qualities, contrasts, patterns and streams that are used in music to convey melody, harmony, rhythm and separate voices. Perceptual, cognitive, and neurophysiological aspects of the temporal dimension of music (rhythm, timing, duration, temporal expectation) are explored. Special topics include comparative, evolutionary, and developmental psychology of music perception, biological vs. cultural influences, Gestaltist vs. associationis Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This course is a survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, timbre, consonance/roughness, loudness, auditory grouping) form salient qualities, contrasts, patterns and streams that are used in music to convey melody, harmony, rhythm and separate voices. Perceptual, cognitive, and neurophysiological aspects of the temporal dimension of music (rhythm, timing, duration, temporal expectation) are explored. Special topics include comparative, evolutionary, and developmental psychology of music perception, biological vs. cultural influences, Gestaltist vs. associationis

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music perception | music perception | music cognition | music cognition | music memory | music memory | pitch | pitch | timbre | timbre | consonance | consonance | harmony | harmony | tonality | tonality | melody | melody | expressive timing | expressive timing | rhythmic hierarchies | rhythmic hierarchies | auditory perception | auditory perception | auditory pathway | auditory pathway | musical acoustics | musical acoustics | power spectra | power spectra | psychophysics | psychophysics | neurocomputational models | neurocomputational models | neural correlates | neural correlates | music therapy | music therapy | synesthesia | synesthesia | absolute pitch | absolute pitch

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9.036 The Visual System (MIT)

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In this seminar anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research will be examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system. The first five sessions provide an overview of the functional and structural organization of the visual system with a critical examination of some of the basic issues in the field. Thereafter the emphasis will shift to the question of how various aspects of the visual scene are processed in the visual system. We will study color vision, adaptation, the role of eye movements in carrying out visual analysis, motion perception, depth perception and pattern perception.

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anatomical | neurophysiological | imaging | behavior | functional | structural organization | visual scene | processing | visual system | color vision | adaptation | eye movements | motion perception | depth perception | pattern perception | visual analysis

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DG6L34 Consumer Behaviour and the Marketing Process

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This unit is designed to enable the candidate to analyse the influences of consumer behaviour on the marketing process. It is intended for candidates who have no previous knowledge of psychological and sociological theory and will introduce them to the major relevant influences from those disciplines that marketing professionals must consider when making decisions. On completion of the unit, the candidate should be able to: • analyse the psychological factors influencing consumer behaviour • analyse the sociological factors influencing consumer behaviour.

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DG6L 34 | Pavlovian classical conditioning | Skinner’s operant conditioning | Thorndyke’s law of effect | perception process | Organisation of perception | Shifting perceptions | Perceptual filtering | Maslow’s hierarchy of needs | Freud’s dynamic model | Non-Freudian personality theory | Trait theory | Groups | Status drive | SCQF Level 7

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9.036 The Visual System (MIT)

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This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.

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anatomical | neurophysiological | imaging | behavior | functional | structural organization | visual scene | processing | visual system | color vision | adaptation | eye movements | visual analysis | motion perception | depth perception | pattern perception

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9.036 The Visual System (MIT)

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This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.

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anatomical | neurophysiological | imaging | behavior | functional | structural organization | visual scene | processing | visual system | color vision | adaptation | eye movements | visual analysis | motion perception | depth perception | pattern perception

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6.3 Abstraction and Idealism

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Part 6.3. Criticisms of the resemblance theory of perception and an introduction to idealism - that perceptions of the external world are all within the mind as ideas. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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berkeley | philosophy | knowledge | perception | hume | berkeley | philosophy | knowledge | perception | hume

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6.4 Making Sense of Perception

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Part 6.4. A brief overview of contemporary accounts of perception; including phenomenalism (that objects are logical constructions from sense data) and direct realism (that we perceive objects and the external world directly). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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idealism | perception | locke | philosophy | berkeley | phenomenalism | hume | austin | realism | strawson | idealism | perception | locke | philosophy | berkeley | phenomenalism | hume | austin | realism | strawson

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9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II (MIT)

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This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives.

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brain | behavioral | perception | attention | working memory | recognition | recall | language | cognitive science | computation | visual perception | memory | cognitive architecture | learning | reasoning | decision-making | cognitive development | behavioral perspective | computational perspective | neural perspective

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Multimodal Perception and the Distinction Between the Senses

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Louise Fiona Richardson gives a talk on philosophy and perception It is beyond dispute that the senses interact. In this paper I will consider the way in which such interaction constrains thought about the senses, and in particular, thought about how they are distinguished from one another. I will consider two views of what it is to have a sense. On the first view, senses are systems. On the second, they are capacities. I will argue that on each view, the occurrence of different forms of multimodal perception rules out some views of how the senses are distinguished. The occurrence of perception not restricted to one sense does not, however, make it impossible to distinguish between the senses, either as systems or capacities. Neither does it make that distinction otiose. And whilst there i Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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philosophy | perception | Multimodal Perception | philosophy | perception | Multimodal Perception

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21G.027J Visualizing Cultures (MIT) 21G.027J Visualizing Cultures (MIT)

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In this new course, students will study how images have been used to shape the identity of peoples and cultures. A prototype digital project looking at American and Japanese graphics depicting the opening of Japan to the outside world in the 1850s will be used as a case study to introduce the conceptual and practical issues involved in "visualizing cultures". The major course requirement will be creation and presentation of a project involving visualized cultures. In this new course, students will study how images have been used to shape the identity of peoples and cultures. A prototype digital project looking at American and Japanese graphics depicting the opening of Japan to the outside world in the 1850s will be used as a case study to introduce the conceptual and practical issues involved in "visualizing cultures". The major course requirement will be creation and presentation of a project involving visualized cultures.

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cultural perception | cultural perception | imagery | imagery | cultural identity | cultural identity | 21F.027J | 21F.027J | 21F.027 | 21F.027 | 21H.917 | 21H.917

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2.4 John Locke

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Part 2.4. Introduction to the philosophy of John Locke, 'England's first Empiricist', he also gives a very simplistic definition of Empiricism; we obtain knowledge through experience of the world, through sensory data (what we see, hear, etc). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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perception | treatise | locke | government | philosophy | human understanding | empiricism | rationalism | perception | treatise | locke | government | philosophy | human understanding | empiricism | rationalism

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2.5 Nicolas Malebranche and George Berkeley

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Part 2.5. Focuses on Malebranche, a lesser-known French Philosopher, and his ideas on idealism and the influence they had on English philosopher George Berkeley. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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idealism | perception | god | causation | philosophy | empiricism | malebranche | berkeley | idealism | perception | god | causation | philosophy | empiricism | malebranche | berkeley

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4.1 Scepticism about the External World

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Part 4.1. Introduces the problem of how do we have knowledge of the world, how do we know what we perceive is in fact what is there? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | horizontal scepticism | perception | vertical scepticism | skepticism | external world | epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | horizontal scepticism | perception | vertical scepticism | skepticism | external world

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9.35 Sensation and Perception (MIT) 9.35 Sensation and Perception (MIT)

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This course studies how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system. Students examine how the brain uses those signals to determine what's out there in the world. All the senses are discussed but vision is covered most extensively, with topics including the perception of color, motion, form, and depth. Graduate students are expected to complete additional work. This course studies how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system. Students examine how the brain uses those signals to determine what's out there in the world. All the senses are discussed but vision is covered most extensively, with topics including the perception of color, motion, form, and depth. Graduate students are expected to complete additional work.

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senses | senses | stimuli | stimuli | system | system | vision | vision | perception | perception | color | color | motion | motion | form | form | depth | depth

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21H.402 The Making of a Roman Emperor (MIT) 21H.402 The Making of a Roman Emperor (MIT)

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Focusing on the emperors Augustus and Nero, this course investigates the ways in which Roman emperors used art, architecture, coinage and other media to create and project an image of themselves, the ways in which the surviving literary sources from the Roman period reinforced or subverted that image, and the ways in which both phenomena have contributed to post-classical perceptions of Roman emperors. Material studied will include the art, architecture, and coinage of Augustan and Neronian Rome, the works of Suetonius and Tacitus, and modern representations of the emperors such as those found in I, Claudius and Quo Vadis. Focusing on the emperors Augustus and Nero, this course investigates the ways in which Roman emperors used art, architecture, coinage and other media to create and project an image of themselves, the ways in which the surviving literary sources from the Roman period reinforced or subverted that image, and the ways in which both phenomena have contributed to post-classical perceptions of Roman emperors. Material studied will include the art, architecture, and coinage of Augustan and Neronian Rome, the works of Suetonius and Tacitus, and modern representations of the emperors such as those found in I, Claudius and Quo Vadis.

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Roman | Roman | emperors | emperors | Augustus | Augustus | Nero | Nero | art | art | architecture | architecture | coinage | coinage | media | media | literary sources | literary sources | post-classical | post-classical | perceptions | perceptions | Suetonius | Suetonius | Tacitus | Tacitus | I | I | Claudius | Claudius | Quo Vadis | Quo Vadis

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