• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Mark Edwards
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The general aim of the course is to provide students with a conceptual understanding of how the visual system functions from the level of the initial sensory processing of the retinal images to the perceptual representation of the outside world. The course   builds upon the knowledge acquired in PSYC2008. The topics of spatial vision, perception of depth and three-dimensional space, colour processing and motion processing will be covered in detail. Psychophysical and biological based models of these visual systems, as well as general perceptual models will be presented. These models will be used to analyse case studies from clinical neuropsychology that result in specific visual disorders. Laboratory classes will highlight specific processing strategies employed by the visual system and demonstrate various psychophysical techniques.

This course is an Honours Pathway Course.

Indicative Assessment

Examination (60%), plus a laboratory report (40%).

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Workload

Two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PSYC2008 or two of PSYC2001, PSYC2002 PSYC2004 or PSYC2007.

Prescribed Texts

Blake & Sekular
Perception

ISBN: 9780072887600

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7101 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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