Perception (2123)

Text: Sekular, R. and B lake, R. (1994). Perception (3rd Edition).

Purpose: To introduce the study of human perception. Emphasis will be on VISION, but hearing will also be discussed. Topics will include from perception, constancy and face perception.

Mark Distribution:

First test (February) 30%
Second test (March) 30%
Final Exam (April) 40%

Marking Scheme

A+ 96-100 / A 91-95 / A- 86-90 / B+ 81-85 / B 76-80 / B- 71-75 / C+ 66-70 / C 61-65 / C- 56-60 / D 50-55

General Outline:

1) What is Perception?
2) Form Perception (Gestalt Principles, Depth and Constancy Cues.)
3) Pattern Recognition (Templates, Prototypes, Feature Lists and Structural Descriptive Models)
4) Feature Saliency.

Attendance: It is important to attend as many lectures as possible.


Dr. Ian Fraser
Psychology 1013 - Introduction to Psychology
Psychology 2113 - Sensation
Psychology 2123 - Perception


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