Perceptual Systems

sound waves

Course Number(s): 

9.35

Instructor(s): 

School(s): 

Semester: 

  • Spring 2017

Course Level: 

  • Undergraduate

Class Days/Times: 

Tue 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thu 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Recitation Days/Times: 

Fri 11:00am to 12:00pm

Course Description: 

Studies how the senses work and how physical stimuli are transformed into signals in the nervous system. Examines how the brain uses those signals to make inferences about the world, and uses illusions and demonstrations to gain insight into those inferences. Emphasizes audition and vision, with some discussion of touch, taste, and smell. Provides experience with psychophysical methods.