Home

academics

HST 514
Sensory-Neural Systems: Spatial Orientation from End Organs to Behavior and Adaptation

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Faisal Karmali, Laurence R. Young
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Introduces sensory systems,and multi-sensory fusion using the vestibular and spatial orientation systems as a model. Topics range from end organ dynamics to neural responses, to sensory integration, to behavior, and adaptation, with particular application to balance, posture and locomotion under normal gravity and space conditions. Depending upon the background and interests of the students, advanced term project topics might include motion sickness, astronaut adaptation, artificial gravity, lunar surface locomotion, vestibulo-cardiovascular responses, vestibular neural prostheses, or other topics of interest.