Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode PSB3E-CP07
Vaknaam Perception
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Perception
Leerdoelen After the course, the students:
- know what the study of human sensation and perception comprises, in particular with regard to seeing and hearing,
- are familiar with common behavioral and neurophysiological methods used to study sensation and perception,
- are familiar with the functional and/or neurophysiological processes underlying the perceptual range from simple line orientations to real-life scenes,
- know how perception relates to cognition, in particular attention and conscious awareness,
- have basic knowledge of how perceptual science can be applied in clinical and computer science fields.
Omschrijving The ability to perceive is vital to every organism. Perception is rightfully viewed as one of the cornerstones of life itself. Human perception is realized through rich and intricate processes in the brain, which realize both the simplest forms of sensation (“hot!”), as well as complex percepts (“this is a mobile phone”). This course covers the physiological basis of the visual and auditory senses, and how these achieve perception of varied things, such as color, brightness, loudness, and pitch. More advanced perceptual processing is also covered in the course, including object recognition and music perception, as is the role of cognitive processes such as attention and awareness. Finally, 'real world' applications are showcased, such as the design of retinal implants and face recognition algorithms.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen (essay), schriftelijk tentamen (meerkeuze)
(The exam consists of multiple choice questions for the most part, but also features a limited number of open questions.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Prof. Dr. E.G. Akyürek
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. E.G. Akyürek ,Dr. A. Sarampalis
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Sensation and Perception (2nd edition; 2016/2017) Steven Yantis & Richard A. Abrams ca. €  67,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba psychologie (EN)  (Ba3 (EN) psychologie) 3 semester I b keuze
Ba psychologie (NL)  (Ba3 psychologie) 3 semester I b keuze
Course units for exchange students BSc level - Autumn semester (Sep-Jan) - semester I b keuze PS
Open Colleges GMW (contractonderwijs)  (Ba psychologie) 1 semester I b keuze