PSYC 3745: Principles of Perception 1 Course Outline for Psychology 3745 - Principles of Perception Instructor: Daniel Voyer, Office: Room 109, Keirstead Hall; Phone:453-4974; E-mail: email@example.com; URL: http://www.unb.ca/courses/dvoyer Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 pm or by appointment Textbook: Wolfe, J. M. et al. (2008). Sensation & perception (2nd Ed.). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer. Textbook webpage: http://www.sinauer.com/wolfe2e/home/startF.htm Tentative Schedule Week 1 (January 5) Course description Introduction and Historical perspective - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 1 Week 2 (January 12) Conclude Introduction and Historical perspective Psychophysics - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 1 Week 3 (January 19) Conclude Psychophysics First steps in vision - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 2 Week 4 (January 26) Research Report Experiment on Monday, January 29, 2009 - Signal Detection Data scoring and interpretation Conclude First steps in vision Week 5 (February 2) Spatial vision - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 3 Week 6 (February 9) Perceiving and recognizing objects - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 4 Midterm examination - Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 (Chapters 1, 2, 3). Week 7 (February 16) Conclude Perceiving and recognizing objects Color vision - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 5 Week 8 (February 23) Conclude Color vision - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 5 Space perception and binocular vision - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 6 Week 9 (March 2): Mid-term break - No classes. (Enjoy!). Week 10 (March 9) Conclude Space perception and binocular vision Hearing: physiology and psychoacoustic - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 9 Research Report due in box between K117 and K118 - Wednesday, March 11, 2009 before 4 pm PSY 3745: Principles of Perception 2 Week 11 (March 16) Conclude Hearing: physiology and psychoacoustic Hearing in the environment - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 10 (plus pages 226 to 230) Second midterm examination - Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 (Chapters 4, 5, 6). Week 12 (March 23) Conclude Hearing in the environment Music and Speech perception - Mandatory Reading: Wolfe et al. Chapter 11 Week 13 (March 30) Conclude Music and Speech perception Week 14 (April 6) Clinical aspects of vision and hearing - Mandatory Reading: None. Final Exam (25% on Chapters 1 to 6; 75% on chapters 9, 10, 11, and clinical aspects): Date, Time, and Place to be announced; Scheduled by Registrar Course Requirements: Exams: Midterm 1: 20% Midterm 2: 20% Final Exam: 35% Total: 75% Research reports: One brief experiment will be completed in class and students will be required to write an APA style research report. Further instructions will be given when the experiment is conducted. Individual or team work will be allowed for the report (maximum two persons). This report will count as 25% of your final grade. The report is due March 12th, 2009, before 4 pm. Important: All exams are mandatory and may only be missed for medical reasons. Prior permission to pass in your report late or miss an exam must be obtained when illness or compassionate grounds are involved. A doctor’s note (or equivalent) is required in all cases. Late reports without a valid excuse will be penalized 10% per late day. 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