BCSC 151: Lecture Schedule

Optional Readings
(from Sensation & Perception, 4th Edition, Wolfe et al.) You can also get the 5th edition. Chapters numbers are identical, but page numbers differ slightly.

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Date
Topic
Optional Readings
09/01
General principles of perception
 
09/06
Measuring perception I
Ch. 1: 3-15
09/08
Measuring perception II
Ch. 1: 18-end (ignore Fig. 1.20)
09/13
The eye & Introduction to vision
Ch. 2: start-38
09/20
Early visual processing
Ch. 2: 38-end
09/20
Cortical visual processing
Ch. 3
09/22
EXAM 1
 
09/27
Form vision
Ch. 4: 95-112
09/29
Color perception
Ch. 5
10/04
Perception in 3D - I
Ch. 6: start-171
10/06
Perception in 3D - II
Ch. 6: 172-end
10/11
Fall Break
 
10/13
Motion perception I
Ch. 8
10/18
Motion perception II
Ch. 8
10/20
EXAM 2
 
10/25
Object and face perception
Ch. 4: start-95; 112-end
10/27
Visual attention
Ch. 7
11/01
Current research in vision
 
11/03
Auditory sensation
Ch. 9: start-265; 281-end
Ch. 10: 303-308 (complex sounds)
11/08
Hearing I
Ch. 9: 265-281
Ch. 10: start-302
11/10
Hearing II
Ch. 10: 308-end
11/15
EXAM 3
 
11/17
Touch
Ch. 13: start-402; 405-410
11/22
No Class
 
11/24
Thanksgiving Break
 
11/29
Vestibular, Pain & Haptic;
Chemical senses: Taste
Ch. 13: 403-405 (pain); 410-end
Ch. 12: start-352; 356-366; 371-end; Ch. 15 (taste)
12/01
Chemical senses: Smell
Ch. 14
12/06
Perceptual Awareness
 
12/08
A world beyond human experience
 
12/13
EXAM 4