PSY280H1: Introduction to Sensation and Perception

Hours

36L

An introduction to the physiological and psychological basis of perception across the different sensory modalities in humans and lower animals, with an emphasis on vision. Exploring visual perception such as shape and objects, scenes, colour, space, and motion as well as auditory perception of simple and complex sounds, and location. Further topics may include touch, including perception of temperature, pain and body posture, the chemical senses, and cross-modal influences of the senses on one another. In-class demonstrations may supplement the lectures.

Prerequisite
PSY100H1/PSY100Y5/PSYA01H3/COG250Y1
Exclusion
PSY280H5/PSYB51H3
Distribution Requirements
Science
Breadth Requirements
Living Things and Their Environment (4)