College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    Dec 02, 2020  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

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.
Lab required.
2 credits.
Eligible for COGS
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology


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