PSYCH 744 - Perception
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing in Psychology or approved joint programs.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide a mechanistic understanding of how we perceive the world and why none of us experience it in exactly the same way. Material covered will include the mechanisms that support perception from sensory receptors up to systems-level neuroscience, with particular emphasis on perceptual illusions and patients with brain damage. The focus of this course is not on the terminology of these areas but how each mechanism contributes to our ability to perceive the world. In general, classes will be split between lectures to build up your understanding of what the sensory systems are doing, and primary research articles on patients to show us what happens when the sensory systems are altered.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on reading commentaries, short in-class presentations, and in-class exams. Article PDFs will be provided through Canvas; no course costs are expected.

PSYCH 744 - Perception
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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