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Institute of Continuing Education


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Seeing seems simple. We open our eyes, and we effortlessly see a rich world of colours and objects. Seeing is however a massive challenge, that requires nearly a third of the cortex. In this course you will learn how the eye converts light into electrical signals, and how the brain organizes and processes those signals to enable us to see.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Course dates

12 Jun 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

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Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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