Psychology and Brain Sciences | Sensation and Perception
P329 | 9637 | Gold, J.


This course is an introduction to the study of sensation and
perception in experimental psychology. Although all of the sensory
and perceptual systems will be discussed (vision, audition, touch,
taste and smell), the emphasis will be on vision and audition.
Topics in vision will include pattern, perception, color perception,
motion perception, depth perception, and object recognition. Topics
in audition will include pitch perception, loudness perception, and
sound localization. Basic anatomy and physiology of the sensory and
perceptual systems will be discussed. The evaluation will consist of
exams and writing assignments. Each exam will be a mixture of short
answer and multiple choice questions. Writing assignments will
consist of sets of short problems related to the course material.