Massachusetts Institute for Technology

MIT: MIT 9.00SC – Lecture 5

Lecture 5: Vision

How do we visualize our environment? What problems must the visual system overcome? Upon completion of the session, you will have a better understanding of human perceptual abilities and how the neural substrates of vision are organized in the brain.


  1. Introduction to Vision and the Brain
  2. Vision as Interpretation
  3. Brightness Constancy and Other Illusions
  4. The Mechanics of Vision: Pre-Visual Cortex
  5. The Mechanics of Vision: Visual Cortex
  6. What and Where Systems
  7. Brain Lesions and the Visual System

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