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PSYCH 165 Perception

4 hours

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An overview of the physical and cognitive mechanisms of the different perceptual modalities is presented in this course. The past and current methods of studying the relationship between physical stimuli and the perceptual experience are investigated. The emphasis is on the visual system and the role of the individual in depth perception, perceptual constancies and illusions.

Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychological Science.

Recommended: BIO 060 General Biology of Animals.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)