On this page are links to a collection of biopsychology related PowerPoint
demonstrations and illustrations. The explanations are often thin at this point
because they are intended as class presentations with the instructor filling in the gaps.
Please feel free to use them if they help you. They are stored here in two
format: as PowerPoint animations where they play very similarly to the way they work in
class. These page require the animation
player which can be obtained here. They are also in gif format as slides but the
dynamic properties and sounds of the demonstrations are lost.
Receptive Field Animation - illustrates the basic concepts of receptive field operation,
such as summation and antagonism.
Receptive Fields as Edge Detectors Animation - presents the ideas that the antagonism of
receptive fields enhances edges. It includes demonstrations of some perceptual
phenomena that support this contention.