Mastering the foundations of perceptual functions. Learning the core concepts underlying psychophysical methods to study perception.
Course contents summary
Introduction to the study of perception in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Introduction to psychophysical methods.
Classical psychophysics. Stevens' psychophysics. Signal detection. Perception as a cycle environment - receptors - brain - environment. Low level vision. Middle vision. High level vision. Multisensory processes. Metatheories of perception.
Bruno, N. (2021). Introduzione alla percezione visiva: come facciamo a vedere. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Bruno, N. & Pavani, F. (2018). Perception: A multisensory perspective. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
In-class lectures, compliant with safety standards. Supporting materials will be made available online and will include slide and audio-video materials.
Assessment methods and criteria
For students that attend the lectures: written exam (open questions) at the end of the course. For all others: oral exam on the texts in their entirety.
It is recommended that students take Data Analysis 1 prior to attending this course.