Perception And Visual Cognition 3H PSYCH4008

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course deals with advanced topics in human visual, auditory and multisensory perception and cognition.

Timetable

Weekly

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Honours Psychology is guaranteed by a B2 average over Psychology 2A and 2B. To enter level 4 honours, a satisfactory performance in level 3 honours is required as well as the fulfilment of College regulations.

Assessment

Examination 100%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course deals with advanced topics in human visual, auditory and multisensory perception and cognition. The content ranges from classical theories and experimental methods to the latest results and theoretical discussions in the field. It also relates these scientific concepts to our practical experience of how we perceive the world.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to :

■ explain general principles of visual perception and how perception, cognition and action are linked together, in the context of both classical and contemporary theories of perception

■ describe and evaluate problems, theories and the neuroscientific underpinning of binocular vision and stereopsis;  motion-in-depth processing , eye movement control, visual perceptual learning and visual memory.

■ describe the theoretical importance of embodied cognition and its potential role in the planning of movements;

■ compare the advantages and disadvantages of combining information across the senses and how multisensory perception can be studied empirically;

■ explain how perceptual cues are used to bring about the successful perception of social cues;

■ apply theories of perception and cognition to the understanding of attention and consciousness.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.