• 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 course is divided into two sections: visual perception and cognition. Topics covered in the visual perception section include: historical review of the different theoretical approaches to studying visual perception; organisation and function of cells early in the visual system; conceptual and clinical neuropsychological implications of multiple and parallel visual pathways; perceptual constancies and sensory and perceptual illusions. Topics covered in the cognitive section include: methodological approaches to cognitive psychology (including cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience), object and face recognition, visual imagery, memory and decision-making.

Indicative Assessment

A mid semester exam (40%) and an end-of-semester exam (40%) and a laboratory report (20%). The examination/s must be passed in order for an overall pass in the course to be awarded.

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Two lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratory classes spread across the semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PSYC1003 and PSYC1004 or either PSYC1001 or PSYC2007.

Prescribed Texts

Reading brick required for vision component. Text required for the cognition component is: Smith, E.E. and Kosslyn, S.M. (2007) Cognitive Psychology: Mind & Brain. New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-182508-9





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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1531 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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