Sensation and Perception (S&P) for Psych Majors-- PSYC 4041 / 6014 (Spring 2019)
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Schedule of Classes


Date Notes Topic Reading(s) * Notes Outline
1/07   Introduction to Course Syllabus Slides PDF 
1/09   History & Philosophy    
Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/11   Methods & Techniques Goldstein CH1   Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/14   Psychophysics; Signal Detection Theory Goldstein Appendix on SDT Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/16   Physiology of Perception Goldstein CH2 Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/18   Neuroimaging; Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down   Notes DOC  | PDF 
Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/21   School Holiday--MLK Day--no classes    
1/23   Cutaneous Senses Goldstein CH14 Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/25   Pain Goldstein CH14; No Pain video
No Pain Update 1 | Update 2
Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/28   Olfaction (smell) Goldstein CH15 Notes DOC  | PDF 
1/30   Gustation (taste); Flavor Goldstein CH15 Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/01 Midterm 1 Midterm 1 Midterm 1 Midterm 1
2/04   Vestibular Sense Carlson CH7, p218-220 Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/06   Auditory System/Pathways Goldstein CH11; Carlson CH7 Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/08   Auditory System/Pathways 2 Deutsch (2002)  
2/11   Fundamental Auditory Functions Goldstein CH11 Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/13   Fundamental Auditory Functions 2    
2/15   Auditory Localization Goldstein CH12 Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/18   Auditory Scene Analysis / Pathology Bregman (1993) Notes DOC  | PDF 
Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/20   Speech Goldstein CH13; Carlson CH16 (pp. 496-514) Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/22   Visual System/Pathways Goldstein CH3 Notes DOC  | PDF 
2/25   Visual System/Pathways 2 Goldstein CH4; Hubel & Wiesel (1990)  
2/27   Visual Functions   Notes DOC  | PDF 
3/01 Midterm 2 Midterm 2 Midterm 2 Midterm 2
3/04   Object Perception Goldstein CH5 Notes DOC  | PDF 
3/06   Object Perception 2    
3/08   Visual Attention Goldstein CH6 Notes DOC  | PDF 
3/11   Taking Action Goldstein CH7  
3/13   Motion Detection Goldstein CH8 Notes DOC  | PDF 
3/15   Motion Detection 2  
Mar 18-22   Spring Break-no classes Spring Break-no classes  
3/25   Color Vision Goldstein CH9; Colourblind Design Notes DOC  | PDF 
3/27   Color Vision 2 Finke (1990)  
3/29   Color Vision 3 Burns (2005)  
4/01   Depth and Size Perception Goldstein CH10 Notes DOC  | PDF 
4/03   Depth and Size Perception 2    
4/05        
4/08   Constancy & Illusions   Notes DOC  | PDF 
4/10   Constancy & Illusions 2    
4/12 Final Paper Computer Vision / Vision and Computing (HCI) Poggio (1990)    
4/15   Camouflage   Notes DOC  | PDF 
4/17   Time Perception Schiffman CH19
Carlson CH9 (pp. 296-303)
Notes DOC  | PDF 
4/19   Perceptual Development Goldstein Development Sidebars Notes DOC  | PDF 
4/22   Summary & Wrap-up    
MAY 01 (Wed) Tentative ** 2018 FINAL EXAM ** (11:20 am - 2:10 pm) (see official finals schedule) Final Exam
*Note: Additional readings may be added. This list is not to be considered complete or final.