Probabilistic Models of the Visual Cortex

Probabilistic Models of the Visual Cortex

Course Number(s): 

EN.600.485, AS.050.375, AS.050.675




  • Fall 2017

Course Level: 

  • Graduate, Undergraduate

Class Days/Times: 

Tue 9:00am to 10:15am
Thu 9:00am to 10:15am

Course Description: 

The course gives an introduction to computational models of the mammalian visual cortex. It covers topics in low-, mid-, and high-level vision. It briefly discusses the relevant evidence from anatomy, electrophysiology, imaging (e.g., fMRI), and psychophysics. It concentrates on mathematical modelling of these phenomena taking into account recent progress in probabilistic models of computer vision and developments in machine learning, such as deep networks.