SK3371 Neurophysiology of Vision 5.0 credits

Synens neurofysiologi

Please note

This course has no currently valid course syllabus.

Neurophysiology of vision is a course for graduate students. It requires reading the course literature and giving oral presentations. The aim is to give the student a fundamenral understanding of he neurophysiological function of thee human visual system, focusing on its role in the psychophysical evaluation of vision.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Recommended prerequisites

Visual optics and/or Optics of the human eye, and Visual psychophysics 4.5 credits and Fourieroptics.


Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Linda Lundström,


Linda Lundström <>

Supplementary information

Course contents: Basic anatomy of the retina, the lateral geniculate nucleus, and the striate cortex (primary visual cortex, V1). The physiological processes of photochemistry, transduction, and visual signal processing through photoreceptors, horizontal, bipolar, and ganglion cells. Receptive field profiles and selectivity of different cells to different stimulus properties such as spatial frequency, phase, orientation, and temporal movement.  Spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity and visual acuity.  Spatial frequency channels. Adaption. Aftereffects.