Introduction to Systems and Computational Neuroscience: Visual Perception

Instructors: 

Davide Zoccolan

Amount of frontal teaching: 

12 hours

ECTS: 

4

The course focuses on the structure and functions of the mammalian visual systems, with a special emphasis on shape processing and object recognition. In addition, the module includes a description of some of the computational approaches that allow modeling and understanding visual functions. In particular, the module introduces the students to: 1) quantitative models of neuronal tuning (e.g., reverse correlation approaches); 2) feedforward neuronal networks for object recognition; and 3) functional models of the visual system using basic machine learning approaches.