Perception And Visual Cognition (PGT Conv) PSYCH5028

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides a critical appreciation of the processes involved in human visual processing, provides a theoretical background of important issues in perception and relates the theoretical issues to our practical experience of how we perceive the world.

Timetable

Ten weeks of one hour lectures.

Requirements of Entry

Standard University entry requirements for Post-graduate courses apply.

Assessment

Examination 100%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the student with a critical appreciation of the processes involved in human visual processing, provides a theoretical background of important issues in perception and relates the theoretical issues 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 and critically assess the general principles of visual perception and how perception, cognition and action are linked together in the context of classical and contemporary theories if perception

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

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

■ compare and critically evaluate 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 and critically evaluate 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.