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    • 9.35 Sensation and Perception, Spring 2001 

      Adelson, Edward H.; Anderson, Barton L. (2001-06)
      How do the senses work? How do physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the nervous system? How does the brain use those signals to determine what's out there in the world? All the senses are discussed; vision is ...
    • 9.01 Neuroscience and Behavior, Fall 2001 

      Schneider, Gerald E. (2001-12)
      Relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include: functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep ...
    • 9.65 Cognitive Processes, Fall 2001 

      Potter, Mary C. (2001-12)
      An introduction to human information processing and learning; topics include the nature of mental representation and processing; the architecture of memory; pattern recognition; attention; imagery and mental codes; concepts ...
    • 9.15 Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission, Fall 2001 

      Wurtman, Richard J., 1936- (2001-12)
      Considers the process of neurotransmission, especially chemicals used in the brain and elsewhere to carry signals from nerve terminals to the structures they innervate. Focuses on monoamine transmitters (acetylcholine; ...
    • 9.00P Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2001 

      Pinker, Steven (2001-12)
      A first course in psychology: how we think, see, feel, learn, talk, act, grow, fear, like, love, hate, lust, and interact. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and ...
    • 9.20 Animal Behavior, Fall 2001 

      Ramus, Seth Jacob (2001-12)
      This course will sample the broad diversity of animal behavior and the behavioral adaptation of animals to the environments in which they live. This will include discussion of both field observations and controlled laboratory ...
    • 9.03 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory, Fall 2001 

      Corkin, Suzanne; Wilson, Matthew (2001-12)
      Topics in mammalian learning and memory including cellular mechanisms of neural plasticity, electrophysiology, and behavior. Emphasis on human and animal models of hippocampal mechanisms and function. Lectures and discussion ...
    • 9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of "Feelings'', Spring 2002 

      Chorover, Stephan L. (2002-06)
      Affect is to cognition and behavior as feeling is to thinking and acting or as values are to beliefs and practices. Subject considers these relations, both at the psychological level of organization and in terms of their ...
    • 9.913-C Pattern Recognition for Machine Vision, Spring 2002 

      Poggio, Tomaso; Heisele, Bernd; Ivanov, Yuri A., 1967- (2002-06)
      The course is directed towards advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. It will focus on applications of pattern recognition techniques to problems of machine vision. The topics covered in the course include: ...
    • 9.29J / 8.261J Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, Spring 2002 

      Seung, H. Sebastian (2002-06)
      Mathematical introduction to neural coding and dynamics. Convolution, correlation, linear systems, Fourier analysis, signal detection theory, probability theory, and information theory. Applications to neural coding, ...
    • 9.373 Somatosensory and Motor Systems, Spring 2002 

      Bizzi, Emilio; Graybiel, A. M. (Ann M.), 1942-; Sur, Mriganka; Schiller, Peter H. (2002-06)
      General principles of motor control in biological systems. Structure and function of sensory receptors. Muscle structure and reflex arcs. Spinal cord. Locomotion. Oculomotor control. Cerebellar structure and function. Motor ...
    • 9.02 Brain Laboratory, Spring 2002 

      Miller, Earl; Jhaveri, Sonal (2002-06)
      Consists of a series of hands-on laboratories designed to give students experience with common techniques for conducting neuroscience research. Included are sessions on anatomical, ablation, neurophysiological, and computer ...
    • 9.09J / 7.29J Cellular Neurobiology, Spring 2002 

      Quinn, William G.; Chess, Andrew (2002-06)
      An introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Includes the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, ...
    • 9.14 Structure & Development of the Mammalian Brain, Spring 2002 

      Schneider, Gerald E. (2002-06)
      Lectures plus guided readings and discussion with project reports, covering major CNS structures, with emphasis on systems being used as models for experimental studies of development and plasticity. Topics include: basic ...
    • 9.70 Social Psychology, Spring 2002 

      Chorover, Stephan L. (2002-06)
      Examines interpersonal and group dynamics, considers how the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals are influenced by (and influence) the beliefs, values and practices of large and small groups. Learning occurs ...
    • 9.10 Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2002 

      Corkin, Suzanne (2002-06)
      Explores the relations between neural systems and cognition, emphasizing attention, vision, language, motor control, and memory. Introduces basic neuroanatomy, functional imaging techniques, and behavioral measures of ...
    • 9.74 Foundations of Human Memory and Learning, Spring 2002 

      Wagner, Anthony (2002-06)
      Surveys literature on human memory and learning. Focuses on the organization of memory at cognitive and neural levels, the basis of remembering and forgetting, and false memories. Cognitive theory and behavioral evidence ...
    • 9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition, Fall 2002 

      Schiller, Peter H.; Brown, Merritt Christian (2002-12)
      Examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control. Focuses on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals ...
    • 9.71 Functional MRI of High-Level Vision, Fall 2002 

      Kanwisher, Nancy (2002-12)
      Covers the basics of fMRI, the strengths and limitations of fMRI compared to other techniques, and the design and analysis of fMRI experiments, focusing primarily on experiments on high-level vision. Upon completion, ...
    • 9.402 Language and Thought, Fall 2002 

      Boroditsky, Lera; Carey, Susan; Spelke, Elizabeth S. (2002-12)
      Subject examines the many interrelationships between language and thought. Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change the way you think? Do polyglots think differently in ...