Perception I - PSY247
Perception, using the senses, is an organism’s only link to the outside world. As the only method for our brain to absorb information, perceptual processes mediate what we believe is real and everything we have ever learned. This unit investigates the mechanisms of perception through all of the major senses, giving special attention to the best understood sense of all—vision. We explore aspects from the physiological bases of the senses to the rich and complex experiences and illusions that they produce, answering questions such as 'How do 3D movies and MagicEye® pictures work?', 'How do we know which way is up?’, 'Why are some people colourblind?', 'What do wine-tasters know that I don’t?', 'How can we tell the pitch of a musical note?', and 'How do we tell our friends from strangers?' to name a few.
D1 - Day; Offered in Session 1, North Ryde
Xc1 - External study (composite mode); Offered in Session 1
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Kevin Brooks|
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Human Sciences
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