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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. First organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 4:00, 560 Evans.
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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'': [mailto:baolshausen@berkeley.edu Bruno Olshausen]
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'''Instructor''': [mailto:baolshausen@berkeley.edu Bruno Olshausen]
  
''Enrollment information'':
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'''Enrollment information''':
  
VS 298 (section 4), 2 units  
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VS 298 (section 4), 2 units<br />
 
CCN: 66495
 
CCN: 66495
  
''Meeting time and place'':
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'''Meeting time and place''':
  
 
Thursdays 6-8, Evans 560
 
Thursdays 6-8, Evans 560
  
=== Reading ===
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'''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]
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* ['''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]
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* ''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]
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* ''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])
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* ''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 Amazon])
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'''Schedule''':
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{| class="wikitable", border="1"
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|-
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! Date
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! Topic/Reading
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! Presenter
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|-
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| Jan. 26
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| Chapters 1,2:  The origin of vision, Light and vision <br />
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+ [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/nilsson-evolution.pdf Nilsson paper]
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| Joel
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|-
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| Feb. 2
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| Chapter 3: What makes a good eye? <br />
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+ [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/jumping-spider-focus.pdf Jumping spider paper]
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| Ann
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|-
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| Feb. 8 (Wed.)
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| Chapter 4: Aquatic eyes: the evolution of the lens <br />
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+ [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/fernald-science06.pdf Fernald paper],
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[http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/jellyfish-papers/ Jellyfish papers]
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| Drew
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|-
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| Feb. 16
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| Chapter 5: Lens eyes on land<br />
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dPlkFPowCc (hilarious video vestibular-ocular reflex in chickens)]
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| Lucas
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|-
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| Feb. 23
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| Chapter 6: Mirrors in animals<br />
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+ [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982208016217 Wagner et al. article] +
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM9o4VnfHJU&feature=youtube_gdata_player Macropinna microstoma video]
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| Steve, Asako
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|-
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| Mar. 1
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| Chapter 7: Apposition compound eyes
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| Robert
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|-
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| Mar. 8<br />
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'''Note:  4:00'''
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| How Eyes Evolved - special topics <br />
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(public lecture at 12:00 in the Redwood Center)
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| Ivan Schwab
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|-
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| Mar. 15
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| 'Chick eyes' <br />
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+ [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627304004933 Wallman & Winawer article]
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| Chris Wildsoet
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|-
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| Mar. 22
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| A theory of slit pupils
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| Marty Banks
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|-
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| Mar. 29
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| [Spring recess]
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|
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|-
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| Apr. 5
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| Binocular vision in birds<br />
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+ [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/martin-jov09.pdf  Martin article] + [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/snyder-miller-nature78.pdf Snyder & Miller article]
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| Bill
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|-
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| Apr. 12
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| Chapter 8: Superposition eyes<br />
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+ [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/Yack-etal-2007.pdf  Yack article]
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| Dillon
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|-
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| Apr. 19
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| Chapter 9: Movements of the eyes<br />
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+ [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/Gilchrist1997.pdf  Gilchrist et al. article] + [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/Schilstra1998.pdf Schilstra & van Hateren article]
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| Fernando
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|-
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| Apr. 26
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| Evolution of visual systems<br />
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[http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/Shimizu_Bowers_1999.pdf  Shimizu & Bowers article] + [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/Hanlon_2007.pdf Hanlon article] + [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/Kaas_revised_2013.pdf Kaas article]
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| Dillon, Lucas
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|-
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| May 3
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| Dog vision
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[http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/dog-vision-miller-murphy.pdf  Miller & Murphy article] + [http://redwood.berkeley.edu/bruno/animal-eyes/left-gase-bias-in-dogs.pdf Guo et al. article]  
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| Benji
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|}

Latest revision as of 20:26, 30 April 2012

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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

Reading:

  • 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 (Amazon)

Schedule:

Date Topic/Reading Presenter
Jan. 26 Chapters 1,2: The origin of vision, Light and vision

+ Nilsson paper

Joel
Feb. 2 Chapter 3: What makes a good eye?

+ Jumping spider paper

Ann
Feb. 8 (Wed.) Chapter 4: Aquatic eyes: the evolution of the lens

+ Fernald paper, Jellyfish papers

Drew
Feb. 16 Chapter 5: Lens eyes on land

(hilarious video vestibular-ocular reflex in chickens)

Lucas
Feb. 23 Chapter 6: Mirrors in animals

+ Wagner et al. article + Macropinna microstoma video

Steve, Asako
Mar. 1 Chapter 7: Apposition compound eyes Robert
Mar. 8

Note: 4:00

How Eyes Evolved - special topics

(public lecture at 12:00 in the Redwood Center)

Ivan Schwab
Mar. 15 'Chick eyes'

+ Wallman & Winawer article

Chris Wildsoet
Mar. 22 A theory of slit pupils Marty Banks
Mar. 29 [Spring recess]
Apr. 5 Binocular vision in birds

+ Martin article + Snyder & Miller article

Bill
Apr. 12 Chapter 8: Superposition eyes

+ Yack article

Dillon
Apr. 19 Chapter 9: Movements of the eyes

+ Gilchrist et al. article + Schilstra & van Hateren article

Fernando
Apr. 26 Evolution of visual systems

Shimizu & Bowers article + Hanlon article + Kaas article

Dillon, Lucas
May 3 Dog vision

Miller & Murphy article + Guo et al. article

Benji