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

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This course explores how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system, as well as how the brain uses those signals to determine what's out there in the world. All the senses are discussed, with a focus on vision. Topics include perception of color, motion, form, and depth. This course explores how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system, as well as how the brain uses those signals to determine what's out there in the world. All the senses are discussed, with a focus on vision. Topics include perception of color, motion, form, and depth.

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vision | vision | sensation | sensation | perception | perception | psychophysics | psychophysics | illusion | illusion | depth | depth | parallax | parallax | motion | motion | occlusion | occlusion | matching | matching | recognition | recognition | smell | smell | taste | taste | hearing | hearing | perspective | perspective | sight | sight | figure | figure | ground | ground | completion | completion | modal | modal

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9.35 Sensation And Perception (MIT) 9.35 Sensation And Perception (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate, or are they acquired by experience? (And what does it even mean to call a concept 'innate'?) Are 'mental images' pictures in the head? Is color in the mind or in the world? Is the mind nothing more than the brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? The course will include guest lectures by Professors. This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate, or are they acquired by experience? (And what does it even mean to call a concept 'innate'?) Are 'mental images' pictures in the head? Is color in the mind or in the world? Is the mind nothing more than the brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? The course will include guest lectures by Professors.

Subjects

vision | vision | sensation | sensation | perception | perception | psychophysics | psychophysics | illusion | illusion | depth | depth | parallax | parallax | motion | motion | occlusion | occlusion | matching | matching | recognition | recognition | smell | smell | taste | taste | hearing | hearing | perspective | perspective | sight | sight | figure | figure | ground | ground | completion | completion | modal | modal | senses | senses | stimuli | stimuli | system | system | color | color | form | form | depth. | depth.

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21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships (MIT) 21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships (MIT)

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What is the history of popular reading in the Western world? How does widespread access to print relate to distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, between good taste and bad judgment, and between men and women readers? This course will introduce students to the broad history of popular reading and to controversies about taste and gender that have characterized its development. Our grounding in historical material will help make sense of our main focus: recent developments in the theory and practice of reading, including fan-fiction, Oprah's book club, comics, hypertext, mass-market romance fiction, mega-chain bookstores, and reader response theory. What is the history of popular reading in the Western world? How does widespread access to print relate to distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, between good taste and bad judgment, and between men and women readers? This course will introduce students to the broad history of popular reading and to controversies about taste and gender that have characterized its development. Our grounding in historical material will help make sense of our main focus: recent developments in the theory and practice of reading, including fan-fiction, Oprah's book club, comics, hypertext, mass-market romance fiction, mega-chain bookstores, and reader response theory.

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popular reading | popular reading | highbrow culture | highbrow culture | lowbrow culture | lowbrow culture | gender | gender | taste | taste | theory and practice of reading | theory and practice of reading | fanfiction | fanfiction | fandom | fandom | Oprah | Oprah | comics | comics | hypertext | hypertext | mass-market romance fiction | mass-market romance fiction | mega-chain bookstore | mega-chain bookstore | reader response theory | reader response theory | Harry Potter | Harry Potter | sociology and history of reading | sociology and history of reading | resistance | resistance | rare books | rare books | fads | fads | social engineering | social engineering | bestseller | bestseller

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21A.260 Culture, Embodiment and the Senses (MIT) 21A.260 Culture, Embodiment and the Senses (MIT)

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Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis of the politics of sensory experience. The subject will address western philosophical debates about mind, brain, emotion, and the body and the historical value placed upon sight, reason, and rationality, versus smell, taste, and touch as acceptable modes of knowing and knowledge production. We will assess cultural traditions that challenge scientific interpretations of experience arising from western philosophical and physiological models. The class will examine how sensory experience lies beyond the realm of individual physiological or psychological responses and occurs within a culturally elaborated field of social relations. Finally, we will debate how discourse about the senses is a product of pa Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis of the politics of sensory experience. The subject will address western philosophical debates about mind, brain, emotion, and the body and the historical value placed upon sight, reason, and rationality, versus smell, taste, and touch as acceptable modes of knowing and knowledge production. We will assess cultural traditions that challenge scientific interpretations of experience arising from western philosophical and physiological models. The class will examine how sensory experience lies beyond the realm of individual physiological or psychological responses and occurs within a culturally elaborated field of social relations. Finally, we will debate how discourse about the senses is a product of pa

Subjects

Anthropology | Anthropology | culture | culture | embodiment | embodiment | senses | senses | historical | historical | cross-cultural analysis | cross-cultural analysis | politics | politics | sensory experience | sensory experience | western philosophical debates | western philosophical debates | mind | mind | brain | brain | emotion | emotion | body | body | sight | sight | reason | reason | rationality | rationality | smell | smell | taste | taste | touch | touch | knowing | knowing | knowledge production | knowledge production | scientific interpretations | scientific interpretations | western philosophical | western philosophical | physiological models | physiological models | individual physiological | individual physiological | psychological responses | psychological responses | social relations | social relations | power relations | power relations

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24.964 Topics in Phonology: Phonetic Realization (MIT) 24.964 Topics in Phonology: Phonetic Realization (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element audio. Many details of phonetic realization cannot be predicted from standard phonological representations on a language-independent basis, so phonetic realization must be specified in grammar. In this seminar we will investigate phonetic realization as a component of grammar. The basic questions that we will address are: What is the form of the phonetic realization component? What is its relationship to phonology? Includes audio/video content: AV special element audio. Many details of phonetic realization cannot be predicted from standard phonological representations on a language-independent basis, so phonetic realization must be specified in grammar. In this seminar we will investigate phonetic realization as a component of grammar. The basic questions that we will address are: What is the form of the phonetic realization component? What is its relationship to phonology?

Subjects

food | food | edible | edible | hands-on | hands-on | cooking | cooking | chemistry | chemistry | cook | cook | kitchen | kitchen | tofu | tofu | cake | cake | muffin | muffin | cheese | cheese | marinade | marinade | ice cream | ice cream | liquid nitrogen | liquid nitrogen | root beer | root beer | candy | candy | spice | spice | taste | taste | biochemistry | biochemistry

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24.964 Topics in Phonology: Phonetic Realization (MIT)

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Many details of phonetic realization cannot be predicted from standard phonological representations on a language-independent basis, so phonetic realization must be specified in grammar. In this seminar we will investigate phonetic realization as a component of grammar. The basic questions that we will address are: What is the form of the phonetic realization component? What is its relationship to phonology?

Subjects

food | edible | hands-on | cooking | chemistry | cook | kitchen | tofu | cake | muffin | cheese | marinade | ice cream | liquid nitrogen | root beer | candy | spice | taste | biochemistry

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Pipe fitting and bending at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

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Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-14-2 This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders? collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign 'The Art of Shipbuilding' published in 1946 to promote the firms of Joseph L. Thompson & Sons Ltd and Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Inspired by the upcoming Grayson Perry exhibition 'The Vanity in small differences' Tyne & Wear Archives have created this set in reaction to some of the themes surrounding Sunderland and its social make up that have been explored by Grayson Perry in his six large scale tapestries. This set features both Social and Landscape Photography of a nostalgic Sunderland; these consist of both Aerial views of the physical make up of Sunderland's landscape, mixed with social portraits of the working community and industrial scenes traditionally associated with Sunderland's Heritage. Both are relevant to Grayson Perry's upcoming collection of Tapestries exploring the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. When recently interviewed on the subject Perry states "When I asked club singer Sean Foster-Conley what I should feature in my tapestries to show working-class taste, he said ?the mines and shipyards?. ?But they no longer exist,? I replied. In a very important way, however, he was right. The heavy industries that shaped the north of England also shaped the emotional lives of the generations of people who lived there. Winding towers and cranes can be torn down in a day, but the bonds, formed through shared hardship working under them, live on." These images of a community driven by industry, mixed with Aerial Views of the physical make up of Sunderland during this time reflect on Perry's view of the eternal relevance that Sunderland's social and industrial past has on its present community. More information on 'The Vanity of Small Differences' can be found here. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | workman | graysonperryaviewofsunderland | sunderland | shipbuilding | josephlthompsonsonsltd | shipyard | theartofshipbuilding | 1946 | sirjameslaingsonsltd | thevanityinsmalldifferences | social | abstract | largescaletapestries | socialportrait | industry | classmobility | socialclass | aesthetictaste | workingclass | mines | shipyards | heavyindustries | fascinating | northengland | towers | winding | hardship | tool | pipefitting | bending | pipe | fit | bend | bolt | blur | grain | daylight | shade | attentive | cloth | structure | shirt | cleanshaven | head | eye | arm | hand

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Steel Plating at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

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Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-3 This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders? collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign 'The Art of Shipbuilding' published in 1946 to promote the firms of Joseph L. Thompson & Sons Ltd and Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Inspired by the upcoming Grayson Perry exhibition 'The Vanity in small differences' Tyne & Wear Archives have created this set in reaction to some of the themes surrounding Sunderland and its social make up that have been explored by Grayson Perry in his six large scale tapestries. This set features both Social and Landscape Photography of a nostalgic Sunderland; these consist of both Aerial views of the physical make up of Sunderland's landscape, mixed with social portraits of the working community and industrial scenes traditionally associated with Sunderland's Heritage. Both are relevant to Grayson Perry's upcoming collection of Tapestries exploring the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. When recently interviewed on the subject Perry states "When I asked club singer Sean Foster-Conley what I should feature in my tapestries to show working-class taste, he said ?the mines and shipyards?. ?But they no longer exist,? I replied. In a very important way, however, he was right. The heavy industries that shaped the north of England also shaped the emotional lives of the generations of people who lived there. Winding towers and cranes can be torn down in a day, but the bonds, formed through shared hardship working under them, live on." These images of a community driven by industry, mixed with Aerial Views of the physical make up of Sunderland during this time reflect on Perry's view of the eternal relevance that Sunderland's social and industrial past has on its present community. More information on 'The Vanity of Small Differences' can be found here. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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abstract | social | industry | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | steelplating | josephlthompsonsonsltd | graysonperryaviewofsunderland | sunderland | unitedkingdom | shipbuilder | shipbuilding | shipyard | theartofshipbuilding | 1946 | sirjameslaingsonsltd | debris | parts | graysonperryexhibition | fascinating | unusual | thevanityinsmalldifferences | sixlargescaletapestries | landscape | classmobility | socialclass | aesthetictaste | workingclass | mines | shipyards | northengland | shadow | daylight | aerialview | physicalmakeup | past | presentcommunity | ground | sky | row | number | identification | letter | blur | construction | board | timber | tools | grain | site | digitalimage

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Try Dutch! : Dutch Language Taster

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Interested in Dutch? Curious how Dutch sounds? Wondering how difficult or easy it is? Perhaps you are thinking of studying Dutch? Then here is your opportunity to have a go at the language yourself and experience what it is like to learn Dutch from scratch. You can work through the pack all by yourself. No knowledge of Dutch is required.

Subjects

dutch | virtualdutch | language taster | ukoer | related subjects | R000

License

Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

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9.35 Sensation And Perception (MIT)

Description

This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate, or are they acquired by experience? (And what does it even mean to call a concept 'innate'?) Are 'mental images' pictures in the head? Is color in the mind or in the world? Is the mind nothing more than the brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? The course will include guest lectures by Professors.

Subjects

vision | sensation | perception | psychophysics | illusion | depth | parallax | motion | occlusion | matching | recognition | smell | taste | hearing | perspective | sight | figure | ground | completion | modal | senses | stimuli | system | color | form | depth.

License

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21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships (MIT)

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What is the history of popular reading in the Western world? How does widespread access to print relate to distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, between good taste and bad judgment, and between men and women readers? This course will introduce students to the broad history of popular reading and to controversies about taste and gender that have characterized its development. Our grounding in historical material will help make sense of our main focus: recent developments in the theory and practice of reading, including fan-fiction, Oprah's book club, comics, hypertext, mass-market romance fiction, mega-chain bookstores, and reader response theory.

Subjects

popular reading | highbrow culture | lowbrow culture | gender | taste | theory and practice of reading | fanfiction | fandom | Oprah | comics | hypertext | mass-market romance fiction | mega-chain bookstore | reader response theory | Harry Potter | sociology and history of reading | resistance | rare books | fads | social engineering | bestseller

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Sensation and Perception

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Sensation and perception are the processes by which we absorb information from environmental stimuli and convert it into data that our brains and bodies use to modify behavior. This course begins with sensation, the physical process by which we use our sense organs to respond to the environmental stimuli around us. Perception refers to our interpretation of stimuli. In this course, the student will identify the ways in which these processes can fail, the biology of both the hearing system and the visual system, and how the other senses (smell, taste, and touch) affect perception. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Psychology 306)

Subjects

psychology | biology | sensory | sensation | perception | eye | ear | nose | taste | tongue | touch | sight | hearing | vision | psychophysics | Social studies | L000

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Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

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9.35 Sensation and Perception (MIT)

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This course explores how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system, as well as how the brain uses those signals to determine what's out there in the world. All the senses are discussed, with a focus on vision. Topics include perception of color, motion, form, and depth.

Subjects

vision | sensation | perception | psychophysics | illusion | depth | parallax | motion | occlusion | matching | recognition | smell | taste | hearing | perspective | sight | figure | ground | completion | modal

License

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21A.260 Culture, Embodiment and the Senses (MIT)

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Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis of the politics of sensory experience. The subject will address western philosophical debates about mind, brain, emotion, and the body and the historical value placed upon sight, reason, and rationality, versus smell, taste, and touch as acceptable modes of knowing and knowledge production. We will assess cultural traditions that challenge scientific interpretations of experience arising from western philosophical and physiological models. The class will examine how sensory experience lies beyond the realm of individual physiological or psychological responses and occurs within a culturally elaborated field of social relations. Finally, we will debate how discourse about the senses is a product of pa

Subjects

Anthropology | culture | embodiment | senses | historical | cross-cultural analysis | politics | sensory experience | western philosophical debates | mind | brain | emotion | body | sight | reason | rationality | smell | taste | touch | knowing | knowledge production | scientific interpretations | western philosophical | physiological models | individual physiological | psychological responses | social relations | power relations

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