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''Enrollment information'':
''Enrollment information'':

VS 298 (section 4), 2 units\\
VS 298 (section 4), 2 units<br />
CCN: 66495
CCN: 66495

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Thursdays 6-8, Evans 560
Thursdays 6-8, Evans 560

=== Reading ===
* ['''HKP'''] Hertz, J. and Krogh, A. and Palmer, R.G. ''Introduction to the theory of neural computation.'' [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0201515601/sr=8-1/qid=1155770696/ref=sr_1_1/103-4924722-3267011?ie=UTF8 Amazon]
* ['''DJCM'''] MacKay, D.J.C. ''Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms.'' [http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/mackay/itila/book.html Available online] or [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?tag=davidmackayca-20&path=tg/detail/-/0521642981/qid%3D1057850920/sr%3D1-4 Amazon]
* ''Animal Eyes'' by Michael Land and Dan Nilsson ([http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Eyes-Oxford-Biology/dp/0198509685/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327533236&sr=1-1 Amazon])
* ['''DA'''] Dayan, P. and Abbott, L.F. ''Theoretical neuroscience: computational and mathematical modeling of neural systems.'' [http://www.amazon.com/Theoretical-Neuroscience-Computational-Mathematical-Modeling/dp/0262541858/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219848910&sr=8-1 Amazon]
* ''Evolution's Witness: How Eyes Evolved'' by Ivan Schwab ([http://www.amazon.com/Evolutions-Witness-How-Eyes-Evolved/dp/0195369742/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327533352&sr=1-1 Amazon])
* ''In The Blink Of An Eye: How Vision Sparked The Big Bang Of Evolution'' by Andrew Parker ([http://www.amazon.com/Blink-Eye-Vision-Sparked-Evolution/dp/0465054382/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327533442&sr=1-3])

Revision as of 23:10, 25 January 2012

This seminar will survey the wide variety of eye designs and visual systems found in the animal kingdom. Students will lead discussion each week based on readings from Land and Nilsson’s book, Animal Eyes, in addition to other articles from the literature.

Instructor: Bruno Olshausen

Enrollment information:

VS 298 (section 4), 2 units
CCN: 66495

Meeting time and place:

Thursdays 6-8, Evans 560


  • Animal Eyes by Michael Land and Dan Nilsson (Amazon)
  • Evolution's Witness: How Eyes Evolved by Ivan Schwab (Amazon)
  • In The Blink Of An Eye: How Vision Sparked The Big Bang Of Evolution by Andrew Parker ([1])