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PSYC1608 Perception

10 creditsClass Size: 350

Module manager: Dr Olivia Jones
Email: O.Jones@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology, or BA PPST programme, or BSs Psychology with Education entry requirements.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

A tour of the physiology and basic psychology of taste, touch, smell, hearing, and vision. The psychophysical methods will be reviewed. How sound is coded in the cochlea and frequency analysis How light is coded in the retina and the stages of visual processing. Ways of studying vision. Coding in the visual cortex and colour vision. Higher-order visual perception: the capacity of visual attention, and the neurophysiology of visual attention and visual illusions. Multisensory integration and the importance for enhancing perception.

Objectives

This module aims to provide an overview of key concepts in perception.
The module will be taught by a team of experts in the subject.
Students will be introduced to a range of information within this discipline with particular emphasis on the research expertise of the module team.

Learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce students to the psychology of the Senses & Visual Perception, and the experimental approaches adopted by psychologists. By the end of the course students should be able to appreciate the physiological and psychological study of perceptions of touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision. They should also have an appreciation of the importance of multisensory integration.
By the end of the course students should be able to appreciate how we perceive a three-dimensional world. Students will also be able to show a basic understanding of all the senses and selected approaches to higher order perceptions such as motion and depth. The historical setting for current knowledge should be appreciated, and the experimental methods grasped.

Skills outcomes
Students will have the opportunity to consider how theory and research are integrated within the field of perception, and how theory and research are applied to real world contexts.


Syllabus

Syllabus includes: A tour of the physiology and basic psychology of taste, touch, smell, hearing, and vision. The psychophysical methods will be reviewed. How sound is coded in the cochlea and frequency analysis How light is coded in the retina and the stages of visual processing. Ways of studying vision. Coding in the visual cortex and colour vision. Higher-order visual perception: the capacity of visual attention, and the neurophysiology of visual attention and visual illusions. Multisensory integration and the importance for enhancing perception.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial10.500.50
Private study hours88.50
Total Contact hours11.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

5 x 10 hours reading for each lecture
6 hours preparation for IBLE
29.5 hours revision for end of semester exam
3 hours preparation for tutorial

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The mid-module MCQ test will provide feedback to the student as to whether their preparation and understanding of the topic areas has been sufficient.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQInternet based learning exercise0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)0.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/09/2021 12:22:06

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