The Neural Basis of Vision

The first date (October 14, 2016) is a pre-meeting.

Of all modalities vision is best studied, perhaps due to the dominance of the visual sense in humans. Even so much is still unknown about the neural basis of vision and visual plasticity. The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to the classic and current research literature. Therefore, a range of experimental approaches will be covered, including electrophysiology  and imaging techniques such as fMRI, EEG and MEG.

Assessment:            presentation in class
Attendance:             mandatory, min. 66%
Course material:     Blackboard (required)
Contact:                    Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng, NB 3/33,; Dr. Amir Azizi, NB 3/70,



Course type
3 CP
Winter Term 2016/2017


Takes place every week on Friday from 10.00 to 12.00 in room GA 04/187.
First appointment is on 14.10.2016
Last appointment is on 09.02.2017

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
Fax: (+49) 234 32-14210