Psychology | Sensation and Perception
P329 | 3551 | J. Gold
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 also be discussed. The evaluation will
consist of three exams, weekly quizzes, and two writing assignments.
Each exam will be a mixture of short answer and multiple choice
questions. Weekly quizzes will cover material in the textbook.
Writing assignments will consist of sets of short problems related to
the course material.