Vision: A Glimpse of the Brain
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|July 08, 2013 - July 12, 2013||1||M-F 3:50-6:40P||Waitlisted||Sarah England||10054|
This course will explore the magnificent physical and chemical connections of the eye and brain. The brain is the most complicated organ in the body controlling sensation, movement, emotion and memory. What types of cells are in the brain? How do they interact? How are photons (particles of light) captured by the eye? Why are images upside-down in the brain? The answers to these questions will be addressed in this course.
This class is appropriate for students with interests in health-related careers and life sciences. During this course we will utilize vision as a scaffold from which to build knowledge in the fields of biology, neuroscience, chemistry and physics. The eye is the only part of the brain accessible outside of the skull. Of all the cells in our body, very few ever see the light of day and even fewer actually respond to light. Students will be exposed to a milieu of captivating visual processes including optics, color vision, neuronal activation, and higher processing in the brain.
Students will acquire skills in collaborative interactions with peers, analytical dexterity, scientific vocabulary, and comprehension of basic concepts in biology, neuroscience, chemistry and physics.
No prerequisites; students from varying scientific educational experiences will be united in their common interest of life sciences.