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
2 Tues 9.26 Light, Optics & Early vision
Chap. 2
Thu 9.28 Retinal Organization and Receptive Fields Chap. 2
3 Tues 10.03 From retina, to LGN, to V1 Chap. 3
Thu 10.05 Visual processing in V1
Chap. 3
4 Tues 10.10 Object Vision Chap. 4
Thu 10.12 Color Vision I Chap. 5
5 Tues 10.17 Color Vision II Chap. 5
Thu 10.19 Exam #1
6 Tues 10.24 Space & Depth Perception I Chap. 6
Thu 10.26 Space & Depth Perception II Chap. 6
7 Tues 10.31 fall break
Thu 11.02 fall break
8 Tues 11.07 Motion Perception Chap. 8
Thu 11.09 Motion Perception Chap 8
9 Tues 11.14 Sound and Audition I Chap. 9
Thu 11.16 Sound and Audition II Chap. 9
10 Tues 11.21 Hearing in the Environment Chap. 10
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 Chap. 13
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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