PSYC 3369 – Sensation and Perception
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
The course will provide students with an understanding of how the brain receives and processes information about the world around us. This will include the basic anatomy and physiology of the primary sensory systems, the scientific methods used to measure sensory function, and how information is represented in neural processing. The course will also look at traditional and cutting edge approaches to object perception, theories of depth perception, color perception, pattern recognition, motion, attention and at the processes of bottom-up and top-down processing and how they interact.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1104 or Psychology 1105.
Recommended Preparation: Ten credit courses including Psychology 1104 or 1105.