By Peter H. Schiller, Chris Brown
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This collection includes 23 lectures, including presentation of slides in each session, which cover the visual and auditory systems.
|1||VideoLecture 1: Introduction, the visual system||This lecture covers the layout and organization of the course, as well as separate introductions to the visual system and the auditory system.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoLecture 2: Basic layout of the visual system and the retina||This video covers the basic layout and components of the visual system, including retinal ganglion cells, photoreceptors, biopolar, horizontal and amacrine cells.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoLecture 3: The laternal geniculate nucleus and the visual cortex||This lecture covers the lateral geniculate nucleus and the anatomy, receptive field organization, cytoarchitecture of the V1, extrastriate cortex, V2, V4, MT, MST and inferotemporal cortex areas.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoLecture 4: The ON and OFF channels||This lecture describes the ON and OFF retinal ganglion cells, retinal connections and the effect of a glutamate analog called 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate (APB) on vision.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoLecture 5: The Midget and Parasol systems||This lecture describes the Midget and Parasol channels. It includes a discussion of how lesions of the LGN affect contrast sensitivity, brightness perception, pattern and texture perception, depth, motion and flicker detection.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoLecture 6: Adaptation and color||This lecture describes the features of and major theories behind color vision. It covers how color is processed in the retina, LGN and cortex as well as color blindness and adaptation.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoLecture 7: Depth perception||This lecture covers depth perception, including mechanisms used to analyze depth such as the effects of lesions in V4 or MT, stereo-blindness, parallax, shading and perspective. It also describes how depth is processed by cortical structures.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoLecture 8: Form perception||This lecture describes form perception, including Gestalt, three major theories and properties of spatial frequency analysis. Also covered are cortical areas important to intermediate vision, subjective contours and facial recognition.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoLecture 9: Illusions and visual prosthesis||This lecture demonstrates various illusions and analyzes theories for their explanation. Additionally, the instructor discusses the requirements of visual prostheses and the current state of research on them.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoLecture 10: The neural control of visually guided eye movements 1||The video describes visually guided eye movements, including saccades and smooth pursuit movements. Also covered are the extraocular muscles, the cranial nerves and the parts of the brain required for these movements.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoLecture 11: The neural control of visually guided eye movements 2||This video covers saccadic eye movements and the role of the superior colliculus and cortical regions on those movements. The video includes a discussion of the effect of lesions and certain pharmacological agents on saccadic eye movements.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoLecture 12: Motion perception and pursuit eye movements||This video covers motion perception,including the role of motion parallax. The instructor also discusses structure from motion, apparent motion, brightness masking and optokinetic nystagmus.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoLecture 13: Review: The visual and oculomotor systems||This video reviews important topics from the visual and oculomotor systems lectures.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoLecture 14: Sound: External, middle and inner ears||This video describes the physical characteristics of sound and the roles of the three components of the auditory periphery.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoLecture 15: Hair cells||This video describes the anatomy of the cochlea, inner and outer hair cells as well as OHC electromotility and otoacoustic emissions.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoLecture 16: Auditory nerve; psychophysics of frequency resolution||This video covers the auditory nerves and frequency resolution, including tuning and tonotopy, frequency discrimination and phase locking.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoLecture 17: Cochlear nucleus: Tonotopy, unit types and cell types||This video covers the anatomy and physiology of the auditory central nervous system and the cochlear nucleus and introduces auditory implants.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoLecture 18: Hearing loss; demo by Sheila Xu, cochlear implant user||This video covers the features and causes of hearing loss as well as cochlear implants and features a discussion with a cochlear implant user.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoLecture 19: Descending systems and reflexes||This video covers the auditory brainstem and reflex pathway components, including the olivocochlear neurons and middle ear muscles.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoLecture 20: Sound localization 1: Psychophysics and neural circuits||This video covers sound localization using binaural cues, including the psychophysics and neural circuits.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoLecture 21: Sound localization 2: Superior olivary complex and IC||This video continues to discuss sound localization, including neural processing in the lateral superior olive and inferior colliculus. It also covers the auditory pathways in Barn Owls.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoLecture 22: Auditory cortex 1: Physiology and sound localization||This video introduces the auditory cortex, including its physiology and role in sound localization. Also discussed is the pitch area.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoLecture 23: Auditory cortex 2: Language; bats and echolocation||This video discusses echolocation by bats and the cortical processing of language.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Easily best auditory lectures available anywhere
These lectures by Chris Brown are easily the best lectures on the auditory system available anywhere — clear, incisive, easy to follow. These are a model for an excellent course.
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