Prof. Edward Adelson
The checkerboard illusion, illustrating simultaneous contrast. The squares marked A and B are the same shade of gray. (Image courtesy of Edward H. Adelson. Used with permission.)
This course features a selection of lecture notes
and, in the tools
section, a set of animations.
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.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.