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Thank you! It means so much to me that some people are appreciating these lectures. I knocked myself out all spring preparing this course, and it was quite a gut punch to read my course evaluations a few days ago, which ere pretty negative. I was so dispirited, I was actually thinking of stopping posting the lectures, but if you guys/gals are into it, that is awesome,I will keep at it! To answer your question: yes we showed long ago that if you close your eyes and imagine a face you turn on the face area, and if you imagine a place you turn on the place area - here is the article: http://web.mit.edu/bcs/nklab/media/pdfs/OCravenKanwisherJOCN... We and others have shown that in developmental prosopagnosia, the deficit is not just in remembering faces, but also in perceiving them. Nancy



These lectures are fantastic, please don't stop!

You mentioned David Marr's book. Given its age, I assume some parts have stood the test of time better than others - would you recommend reading it all or would you focus just on the first part you mentioned in the lecture? And are there other books you would recommend? (I haven't got very far though the lectures yet so apologies if you mention some later on.)


It is really the intro and first chapter of Marr's book that is still totally current. The rest of the book is brilliant but less representative of current thinking.


Hi, as a recent undergraduate at an engineering school in the Boston area, I can truthfully say these are some of the best lectures that I’ve been exposed to on a technical topic. Thanks for publishing them to the public.

Students are so needlessly cruel on course evals!


Students in a typical undergrad environment are replicating Calhoun's rats in a cage experiments. In an explicitly competetive environment no less.

Aberrant behaviour should be expected.


What? Negative reviews? Why would anyone do that? Get fMRIs of their brains. That lump of entitlement is pressing down on important parts of the brain.


Oh, please do don't stop, please. These are extremely intriguing. I haven't binge watched anything like this recently.


PLEASE DON'T STOP POSTING THEM! PRETTY PLEASE? At least, future generations may appreciate it, right?! :P




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