PY3110 - Human Sensation and Perception
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)
This subject reviews the anatomy and physiology of the visual, auditory, gustatory,
olfactory and somaesthetic sensory 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 somato sensory perception are dealt with in particular
detail. Students are introduced to the essentials of psychophysics.
- a detailed knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the senses and the experiences
to which they give rise;
- a keen appreciation of the way in which humans make sense of the sea of energies in
which they are immersed;
- a thorough understanding of the experimental techniques used to study perception and
experience in applying them.
||PY1101 OR PY1102
Study Period 52
|Census Date 17-Jul-2014
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- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (30%).
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