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The Eye and the Brain

 
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About the Course

In this course, Dr Daniel Baker (University of York) introduces the structure and function of the eye, and how alongside the brain it takes in and processes visual information. We begin by: (i) introducing how light enters the eye through its components such as the lens, cornea, the iris and retina; before (ii) discussing the pupil in more detail, and the properties of it that allow interesting phenomena such as red-eye to take place; and then (iii) learning about the light-sensitive rods and cones that enable us to see, as well as the differences between the two; which then follows onto (iv) the optic nerve and blind spot; and then finally (v) introducing how the brain processes visual information in the visual cortex.

About the Lecturer

Dr Daniel H. Baker is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York. In addition to this, he is also the Chair of the Board of Examiners, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Assessment, Member of the York Biomedical Research Institute, and Member of the Biological Physical Sciences Interdisciplinary Network. His research interests are in human vision, binocular vision, spatial vision, masking, amblyopia, binocular rivalry, computational modelling and psychophysical methods.

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