Aug 22, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 3350 - Psychology of Perception


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This is a course in biological psychology that examines many of the brain structures that interact with the external and internal environments to achieve perception. Perception is an interpretation that is constrained by expectation, specific knowledge, motivation, and belief, all represented by brain systems that interact with stimulating energies in an environmental context, usually social. Different sensory systems transduce electromagnetic, chemical, or mechanical energies to reflect properties of the physical and social milieu. Examined are the structure, function, and phenomenon from eleven sensory systems, although primary emphasis is on vision, audition, and somatosensation. Many in-class demonstrations and laboratory experiences illustrate perceptual phenomena.

Prerequisite: PY 1000  or PY 1100 .