LECTURE SCHEDULE
 introduction
(slides)
levels of analysis in perception, course outline
IMAGE FORMATION, EARLY VISUAL PROCESSING
 geometry
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(notes)
origins of spatial vision, visual angle, aperture, image projection, binocular disparity
 focus and blur
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(notes)
sampling, thin lens equation, depth of field, accommodation, aging and abnormal vision
 photoreceptors, color
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(notes)
spectra: emission, reflectance, absorptance; rods and cones, metamers, color displays, color blindness
 retina
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(notes)
spikes, color opponency, centersurround DOGs, crosscorrelation
 orientation selectivity
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(notes)
retinotopic maps, simple cells, Gabor models
 disparity tuned cells
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(notes)
complex cells in V1, monocular vs. binocular, disparity space
 image motion 1
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(notes)
XYT, time dependent receptive fields, 3D Gabors and sine waves, normal velocity
 image motion 2
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(notes)
motion constraint equation, intersection of constraints, velocity tuned cells (MT)
VISUAL CUES FOR SURFACE AND DEPTH PERCEPTION
 egomotion
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(notes)
translation and direction of heading; rotation: VOR, smooth pursuit eye movements
 depth from blur, binocular steropsis
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(notes)
blur on slanted planes, Panum's fusional area, accommodationvergence conflict,
random dot stereograms
 shape from X: perspective, texture, shading
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vanishing points, depth gradient and texture cues, slant & tilt; curvature, Lambert's law
 illumination and reflectance
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shape from shading (linear & cloudy day), lightness & color constancy
MEASURING AND MODELLING PERFORMANCE
 psychophysics
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(notes)
psychometric curves, thresholds, contrast and disparity sensitivity
 maximum likelihood
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examples of likelihoods, probability review

cue combinations, Bayesian models
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priors, MAP, depth reversal ambiguity
LINEAR SYSTEMS THEORY
 convolution
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(notes)
impulse response functions, complex numbers review
 Fourier transform and filtering
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(notes)
examples, convolution theorem, low/band/high pass filters
AUDITORY IMAGE FORMATION
 sound 1
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(notes)
pressure vs. intensity, dB
 sound 2
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(notes)
music and speech sounds, spectrograms
AUDITORY SYSTEM & SPATIAL HEARING
 head and ear
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head and outer ear (HRIR, HRTF)
 auditory pathway, sound localization
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cochlea and neural coding, duplex theory,
Jeffress model, level and timing differences
 auditory filters
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spectrograms revisited, critical bands and masking, spike triggered averaging and A1
 echolocation and recognition by bats and porpoises
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constant frequency, frequency modulation, interference
 What to review for final exam (slides)

Exercises
Exercises 1  image formation geometry
Exercises 2  focus
Exercises 3  color
Exercises 4  retina
Exercises 5  orientation: simple cells
Exercises 6  complex cells
Exercises 7  motion 1
Exercises 8  motion 2
Exercises 9  egomotion
Exercises 10  blur and stereopsis
Exercises 11  shape from texture
Exercises 12  illumination and reflectance
Exercises 13  psychophysics
Exercises 14  maximum likelihood
Exercises 15  Bayes
Exercises 16  linear systems 1
Exercises 17  linear systems 2
Exercises 18  sound 1
Exercises 19  sound 2
Exercises 20  head, ear
Exercises 21  spatial hearing
Exercises 22 (none)
Exercises 23  echolocation
