Special Topics in Vision Science

A pattern of diamond shapes in gradated colors

This image, inspired by the artist Victor Vasarely, illustrates some illusory brightness effects in vision. (Courtesy of Prof. Edward Adelson.)


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Fall 2001



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Course Description

Course Description

An advanced seminar on issues of current interest in human and machine vision. Topics vary from year to year. This year, the class will involve studying the perception of materials. Participants discuss current literature as well as their ongoing research. Topics are tackled from multiple standpoints, including optics, psychophysics, computer graphics and computer vision.

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Edward Adelson. 9.357 Special Topics in Vision Science. Fall 2001. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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