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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 252 Sensation & Perception

In this course, students learn how the human sensory systems translate stimuli from the environment (photons, sound waves, pressure, chemicals) into sensory experiences (vision, audition, touch, smell, and taste). We also explore the interactions among different sensory systems, as well as the role of context, expectation, and prior knowledge in constructing our perceptual experiences. We focus on the experimental methods psychologists use to measure perception, as well as the medical and technological applications of this area of study.

Prerequisite: PY111 or equivalent