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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Nov 20, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PSYC 032. Perception

Perception is fundamental to both cognition and action. How does perception work? This course covers a variety of scientific theories of perception including biological analyses of comparative functional anatomy of sensory systems and the informational "ecology" in which they have evolved, as well as functionalist information processing theories including computational, statistical and inferential approaches. An integrated series of laboratories and demonstrations provides students with experience testing theories of perception empirically.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001  and PSYC 025. Research Design and Analysis : or permission of instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Required weekly laboratory.
1 credit.
Eligible for COGS
Spring 2019. Durgin.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
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Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses