Organisation and Function of the Visual System - VISN2211

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Optometry and Vision Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: VISN2111

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Objectives: An understanding of processing in the visual system.

Brief curriculum: Spatial vision: visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, aliasing, alignment thresholds; Colour vision: retinal and cortical processing, colour constancy, colour identification; Binocularity: models of depth perception, correspondence, Panum's area, horopter, stereoacuity, monocular depth perception, summation, stereopsis tests; Motion perception: models of motion perception, adaptation, directional selectivity, first and second order motion; Cognition: shape recognition, face perception, visual illusions, visual hallucinations, visual attention, visual search and pop-out.

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