PSYC 2220. Sensation and perception IDepartment of Psychology
Fall term 2013
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-2:30
General description: How do we use light and sound to perceive our immediate environment? We will approach this topic both from a biological point of view, discussing the sensory systems and brain areas that underlie our perceptual abilities, and also from a computational point of view, investigating how we use the information that reaches our eyes and ears. Topics include: visual perception of shape, colour, depth, and motion; visual object recognition; auditory perception of pitch, loudness, and location; music and speech.
Announcements October 17. Here are some suggestions on how to study.
October 22. If you have a good GPA, consider applying for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. The application deadline is around February 1, but contact a professor well ahead of time in order to plan a research project proposal.
October 22. The Undergraduate Psychology Students' Association is a good way to get involved with psychology-related groups at York.
| Lecture 1. Light and the eye||slides|
| Lecture 2. Spatial vision||slides|
| Lecture 3. Colour||slides colour channels|
| Lecture 4. Motion||biological motion
second order motion
|| Lecture 5. Attention
||slides|| Lecture 6. Depth ||
wheatstone's stereograms|| Lecture 7. Signal detection theory || Lecture 8. Psychophysical laws || Lecture 9. Mid-level vision
||slides|| Lecture 10. Research articles
|| Lecture 11. Sound and the ear
|| Lecture 12. Hearing