PSK 226 Exp. Psy. II: Sensation & perception

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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

- Albert Einstein

PSK 226 Experimental Psychology II: Sensation and Perception

At the end of this course students are expected to;
1. Differentiate sensation from perception.
2. Understand the importance of perception studies on different subareas of psychology.
3. Understand the nature of illusions.
4. Understand the relationship between sense organs and the brain.
5. Be skeptic about what their sense organs tell them.

Main Textbook:
Goldstein, E. B., & Brockmole, J. R. (2017). Sensation & Perception (10th Ed.). Boston: Cengage.

Evaluation and Grading
Mid Term (%40)
Part A (10%): A multiple choice exam in the midterm week.
Part B (30%): An essay exam in the midterm week.

Final Exam (%40)
Part A (10%): A multiple choice exam.
Part B (30%): An essay exam.

In Class Assignments and Homeworks (%20)
Quizzes, homeworks, questionnaires and other small exercises.

See you on Thursdays (09:00 - 11:50) at G-408.

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Course Plan

Lecture 01:
(22 Feb 2018) - Welcome to the Miracle (Chapter 01)
Lecture 02: (01 Mar 2018) - An Introduction to Perception (Chapter 01)
Lecture 03: (08 Mar 2018) - Perceptual Process (Chapter 02)
Lecture 04: (15 Mar 2018) - Neural Processing I (Chapter 02 and Chapter 03)
Lecture 05: (22 Mar 2018) - Neural Processing II (Chapter 03)
Lecture 06: (29 Mar 2018) - Cortical Organization (Chapter 04)
Lecture 07: (05 Apr 2018) - Perceiving Objects & Scene I (Chapter 05)
Lecture 08: (19 Apr 2018) - Perceiving Objects & Scene II (Chapter 05)
Lecture 09: (03 May 2018) - Visual Attention (Chapter 06)
Lecture 10: (10 May 2018) - Color Perception (Chapter 09)
Lecture 11: (24 May 2018) - Depth Perception (Chapter 10)