Basic Sensation Informatics

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Uchikawa Keiji  Kaneko Hirohiko  Kashino Makio  Kawasaki Masashi 
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Spring Semester

Outline of lecture


It is described how human perceptual system obtains, transfers, analyzes and integrates information from the outside world so that a final perceptual image can be created in human brain. Fundamental aspects of visual and other sensory systems, including the structures, methods for measuring the perceptual responses and psychophysical and physiological functions, are explained showing many experimental data.

Purpose of lecture

The aim of this lecture is to understand the foundations of human visual and auditory systems. We will describe the phenomenal, structural and computational aspects of the information processing of the perceptual systems, showing many experimental data.

Plan of lecture

01.Guidance of lecture, Introduction to vision
02.First steps in seeing
03.Signaling Changes
04.Visual cortex
05.Spatial vision
06.Color vision
07.The perception of depth and distance
08.Eye movements and visual perception
09.Hearing 1: Auditory filters
10.Hearing 2: Pitch perception
11.Hearing 3: Spatial perception
12.Hearing 4: Auditory scene analysis

Textbook and reference

We will use PC Projector and VCR for presentation and distribute handouts for notes.
1. R. Snowden, P. Thompson, T. Troscianko, Basic Vision,Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
2. S. E. Palmer, Vision Science, MIT Press, 1999.
3シ擦.J. Plack, The Sense of Hearing, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005
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Related and/or prerequisite courses

We recommend to take 'Mechanisms for visual perception', which will be held in the autumn semester.


Reports and attendance.

Comments from lecturer

In this lecture, please mind how and why we have known the aspects of perceptual systems, as well as the knowledge of the aspects themselves.

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