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ÅA_2901 Image Perception and Cognition 5 ECTS
Organised by
Biomedical Imaging
Person in charge
Matti Laine, Lars Berggren

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the basic issues in the structure and function of the human
visual system. Special emphasis is put on current research findings in visual neuroscience.


Following the completion of course, the students are expected to be able to:
o describe the basic neural structure and function of the human visual system from retina to the visual cortex
o understand the active nature of human vision and how incoming visual information is compressed in the system
o describe major behavioral phenomena in spatial and color vision, movement perception, object recognition, and visual attention
o describe some major higher-order visual deficits that have informed us about the structure and function of visual perception

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Reading of the course book, introductory lectures. Final written exam based on the course book.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Snowden, Robert & al. 2006 Basic vision: an introduction to visual perception (320p)

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedicine
Institute of Biomedicine
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging