PY3110 - Sensing and interpreting the world: a psychological perspective
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject reviews the anatomy and physiology of the visual, auditory, gustatory,
olfactory and somatosensory systems from periphery to cortex and explores how neural
activity gives rise to our rich perceptual world. It explores the hypothesis that
all perceptions are creations of our brains and looks at how and why we have evolved
this strategy. Visual and somatosensory perception are dealt with in particular detail.
Students are introduced to the essentials of psychophysics.
- examine the anatomy and physiology of the senses and the experiences to which they
- appraise the manner in which humans make sense of sensory information around them;
- examine the experimental techniques used to study perception and apply their findings
to the study of sensation and perception.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- presentations (20%)
- essays (30%).
||PY1101 OR PY1102
Study Period 52
|Census Date 06-Aug-2020
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest