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PS3012: PERCEPTION (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

Interaction with the world around us involves perceptual processing using our three main senses : visual (seeing), auditory (hearing) and haptic (touch).  The aim of this course is to consider a range of approaches to human perception, from historical beginnings to recent innovative research.   

Topics covered include: colour perception; face recognition; perception of pain and age related changes in perception.  Students will also engage in guided debate with their peers regarding media portrayal of recent research findings.

This course is produced by academics that specialise in this field, ensuring the most up-to-date and relevant lecture material.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Rachel Swainson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Spatial Vision, Temporal Vision, Depth Perception, Biopsychology of Vision, Role of Attention in Perception.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (75%), peer assessed debate workshop (5%) and submission of a 600 word summary of debate material summarising the main points for a graduate audience (20%) Resit: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

Feedback on tutorial activities and on written assignments. Example exam questions in lectures.

Feedback

Feedback on tutorial activities by the supervising tutor. Written feedback on written assignment within 3 weeks after assignment has been handed in.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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