- Code PSYC3011
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Examination (60%), plus a laboratory report (40%).
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Two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
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