PSYC 032/132. Perception: Laboratory Course and Seminar
Perception is fundamental to both cognition and action. How does perception work? This combined core-course and honors seminar 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. Students will additionally engage in collaborative original research projects. This course counts as as a core course in Psychology and as honors preparation in Psychology, Cognitive Science and in Neuroscience.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001. Introduction to Psychology and PSYC 025. Research Design and Analysis , or COGS 001. Introduction to Cognitive Science, or permission of instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Eligible for COGS.
Spring 2023. Durgin.
Spring 2025. Durgin.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology
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