Sensation & Perception

(PSY 345 / NEU 325)
Fall 2017
Princeton University
 
instructor: Jonathan Pillow (pillow AT princeton)
AI: Na Yeon Kim (nayeon AT princeton)
time: Tues/Thur 10-10:50 am
location: PNI A01
 
office hours:
Dr. Pillow: Tues 11-12pm (PNI 254), and by appt.
Na Yeon: by appt. (and special hours during exam wk).
 
syllabus: syllabus.pdf
textbook: Sensation & Perception, 4th ed. Wolfe, Kluender, et al. Sinauer 2014
companion website: http://sites.sinauer.com/wolfe4e/index.html
 
Precept readings: readings
Piazza site: link
 
brief description: This course will provide an introduction to the scientific study of sensation and perception. We will undertake a detailed study of the major senses (vision, audition, touch, smell, taste), using insights and methods from a variety of disciplines (philosophy, physics, computer science, neuroscience, psychology). We will begin with a study of the physical basis for perceptual information (e.g., light, sound waves), and proceed to the biological, psychological,and computational processes by which such information is converted to percepts in the brain.
course schedule
Week DateTopic Reading Slides
0 Thu 9.14 Introduction Chap. 1 lec01.pdf
1 Tues 9.19 Philosophical Intro & Methods Chap. 1 lec02.pdf
Thu 9.21 Weber's Law and Psychophysical Methods Chap. 1 lec03.pdf
2 Tues 9.26 Light, Optics & Early vision
Chap. 2 lec04.pdf
Thu 9.28 Image formation and Optics Chap. 2 lec05.pdf
3 Tues 10.03 Phototransduction and Receptive Fields Chap. 2 lec06.pdf
Thu 10.05 Visual pathway and spatial frequency channels
Chap. 3 lec07.pdf
4 Tues 10.10 Primary visual cortex Chap. 3 lec08.pdf
Thu 10.12 Object Vision Chap. 4 lec09.pdf
5 Tues 10.17 Color Vision I Chap. 5 lec10.pdf
Thu 10.19 Exam #1
6 Tues 10.24 Color Constancy & Color blindness Chap. 5 lec11.pdf
Thu 10.26 Space & Depth Perception I Chap. 6 lec12.pdf
7 Tues 10.31 fall break
Thu 11.02 fall break
8 Tues 11.07 Space & Depth Perception II Chap. 6 lec13.pdf
Thu 11.09 Motion Perception Chap 8 lec14.pdf
9 Tues 11.14 no class
Thu 11.16 Motion Perception II; Begin Sound (Chap 9) Chap. 8 lec15.pdf
10 Tues 11.21 Sound and Hearing Chap. 9 lec16.pdf
Thu 11.23 Thanksgiving
11 Tues 11.28 Auditory Perception Chap. 10
Thu 11.30 Bayesian Theory of Perception
12 Tues 12.05 Exam #2
Thu 12.07 Olfaction I Chap. 14
13 Tues 12.12 Olfaction II Chap. 14
Thu 12.14 Taste Chap. 15
 
 

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