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PS3012: PERCEPTION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 28 Nov 2022 12:40


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Amelia Hunt

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 12, 14 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 10, 12

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Revision session and supporting information pack before exam period, which includes example questions and bullet points for expected answers. Access to exam script and marking guidelines on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseGain understanding of perceptual constancies, which enable us to experience an unchanging world in spite of changes in environmental factors - specifically, colour and lightness constancy.
ConceptualEvaluateGain the ability to evaluate theories and understand their role in guiding research. The course will focus on theoretical approaches in terms of lightness perception and attention.
ConceptualUnderstandBecome introduced to motor control research, which will provide an insight into the importance of perceptually guided action in everyday life.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the basics of psychophysics - a methodological approach that enables us to precisely and scrutinously examine the relations between our percepts and the physical world.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Detailed written feedback using Turnitin to annotate submitted essays and explain the mark. Opportunity for students to discuss feedback with course tutors.

Word Count 1200
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseGain understanding of perceptual constancies, which enable us to experience an unchanging world in spite of changes in environmental factors - specifically, colour and lightness constancy.
ConceptualEvaluateGain the ability to evaluate theories and understand their role in guiding research. The course will focus on theoretical approaches in terms of lightness perception and attention.
ConceptualUnderstandBecome introduced to motor control research, which will provide an insight into the importance of perceptually guided action in everyday life.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the basics of psychophysics - a methodological approach that enables us to precisely and scrutinously examine the relations between our percepts and the physical world.

Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resit Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyUnderstand the role of visual illusions in the study of perception.
ConceptualUnderstandBecome introduced to motor control research, which will provide an insight into the importance of perceptually guided action in everyday life.
ConceptualUnderstandBecome acquainted with historical models of visual attention, a process which selects a subset of the vast information that is taken in by sensory organs for further processing.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the basics of psychophysics - a methodological approach that enables us to precisely and scrutinously examine the relations between our percepts and the physical world.
ConceptualEvaluateGain the ability to evaluate theories and understand their role in guiding research. The course will focus on theoretical approaches in terms of lightness perception and attention.
ConceptualAnalyseGain understanding of perceptual constancies, which enable us to experience an unchanging world in spite of changes in environmental factors - specifically, colour and lightness constancy.

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