• 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 2015
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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

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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
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1591 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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