"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception." Aldous huxley
Modules 16 -21
Discuss basic principles of sensory transduction, including absolute threshold, difference threshold, signal detection, and sensory adaptation.
Describe sensory processes (e.g., hearing, vision, touch, taste, smell, vestibular, kinesthesis, pain), including the specific nature of energy transduction, relevant anatomical structures, and specialized pathways in the rain for each of the senses.
Explain common sensory disorders (e.g., visual and hearing impairments)
Describe general principles of organizing and integrating sensation to promote stable awareness of the external world (e.g., Gestalt principles, depth perception).
Discuss how experience and culture can influence perceptual processes (e.g., perceptual set, context effects).
Explain the role of top-down processing in producing vulnerability to illusion.
Discuss the role of attention in behavior.
Challenge common beliefs in parapsychological phenomena.
Identify the major historical figures in sensation and perception (e.g., Gustav Fechner, David Hubel, Ernst Weber, Torsten Wiesel).
Unit IV Perception Project - Due Monday, Oct. 31st at the beginning of the class!