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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

PSYC 4275 - Exploring Neural Codes for Perception and Cognition

Our perception of the world is constructed from the raw data sent by sensory nerves using a common currency called “spikes”. When we see, we are not interpreting the pattern of light intensities that falls on our retina; we are interpreting spikes that million of cells send to the brain. In this course, I invite students to play the role of a hypothetical observer inside the brain, who use spikes to make inferences about the external world. Prerequisite: 3rd year PSYC major, PSYC 2220

Credits: 3