This course explores our perceptual systems and how they create and shape our experience of the world around us. We will consider the neurophysiology of perceptual systems as well as psychological approaches to the study of perception, covering all of the human senses with a special emphasis on vision. Class demonstrations will introduce students to interesting perceptual phenomena.
This course will develop students' scientific writing skills. Throughout the semester students will write reaction papers to articles and will be required to evaluate the writing styles of current authors in the field of sensation and perception.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PSYC101 OR PSYC105 OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Wolfe, Kleunder, Levi, et al, SENSATION AND PERCEPTION (2005), Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Selected journal articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short reaction papers based on readings, four in-class examinations, and a comprehensive final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a Column 1 breadth requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Juhasz,Barbara Jean Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 14||JR major: 14|| || |
|Seats Available: -18||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 12||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 15||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 4||Unranked: 7|