PSYC 3520 Sensation and Perception

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PSY 56.1.
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3 hours; 3 credits

An examination of sensory systems, including detection, encoding, and perceptual qualities of chemical, somatosensory, auditory, and visual systems. Topics include receptor mechanisms, sensory psychophysics, cortical representations, and high-order perceptual capacities, emphasizing contemporary methods used in research.

Prerequisite: Psychology 1000 and 2600 or 3600


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