MIT: MIT 9.00SC – Lecture 6

Lecture 6: Vision II

How do we identify things in our environment? How are we able to perceive objects like faces? During this lecture, we will explore how we are able to recognize objects and how the visual system interacts with our brain to make sense of what we see.


  1. Introduction to Recognition
  2. Problems With Object Recognition
  3. Recognizing Faces and Prosopagnosia
  4. The Development of Facial Recognition
  5. Word Recognition and Alexia
  6. Predisposition to Facial Recognition
  7. Race and Facial Recognition
  8. Recognizing Fear

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