Receptor Processes and Perception
This course provides a scientific study of how organisms, especially humans, obtain information about their external and internal environments. Topics include: the physical stimuli, pertinent receptor processes, neural encoding, perceptual processing; the development of object perception,; perceptual constancies, and distortions,; the psychophysical methods, from classical methods to modern signal detection concepts and techniques. Prior scientific knowledge of elementary physics and biology is helpful. Students may not retain credit for both this course and PSYC 2905, PSYC 2906, PSYC 2917. PREREQ: PSYC 1105. (lec. 3) cr 3.