Sensation & Perception

(PSY 345 / NEU 325)
Spring 2019
Princeton University
instructor: Jonathan Pillow (pillow AT princeton)
AIs: Aaron Kurosu (akurosu AT princeton) and Shruthi Ravindranath (shruthi AT princeton)
time: Tues/Thurs 10-10:50 am
location: Guyot 10
office hours:
Dr. Pillow: Tues 11am-12pm (PNI 254), and by appt.
AIs: by appt. (and special hours during exam wk).
piazza: course page
syllabus: syllabus.pdf
textbook: Sensation & Perception, 5th ed. Wolfe, Kluender, et al. Sinauer 2018
companion website: 5th edition (4th edition)
Precept readings: readings
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
DateTopic Reading Slides
Tues 2.05 Introduction lec01.pdf
Thur 2.07 Argument from Illusion, Weber's law Chap. 1 lec02.pdf
Tues 2.12 Signal Detection Theory Chap. 1 lec03.pdf
Thur 2.14 Light, Optics & Early vision
Chap. 2 lec04.pdf
Tues 2.19 Phototransduction and Receptive Fields Chap. 2 lec05.pdf
Thur 2.21 Visual pathway and spatial frequency channels
Chap. 3 lec06.pdf
Tues 2.26 Primary visual cortex Chap. 3 lec07.pdf
Thur 2.28 Object Vision Chap. 4 lec08.pdf
Tues 3.05 Exam #1
Thur 3.07 Color Vision I Chap. 5 lec09.pdf
Tues 3.12 Color Constancy Chap. 5 lec10.pdf
Thur 3.14 Space & Depth Perception I Chap. 6 lec11.pdf
Tues 3.19 spring break
Thur 3.21 spring break
Tues 3.26 Space & Depth Perception II Chap. 6 lec12.pdf
Thur 3.28 Motion Perception Chap. 8 lec13.pdf
Tues 4.02 Motion Perception II; Audition Part 1 Chap 8-9 lec14.pdf
Thur 4.04 Sound and Audition I Chap. 9 lec15.pdf
Tues 4.09 Sound and Audition II Chap. 9 lec16.pdf
Thur 4.11 Exam #2
Tues 4.16 Hearing in the Environment Chap. 10 lec17.pdf
Thur 4.18 Auditory Perception Chap. 10 lec18.pdf
Tues 4.23 Bayesian Theory of Perception lec19.pdf
Thur 4.25 Somatosensation Chap. 13 lec20.pdf
Tues 4.30 Olfaction Chap. 14 lec21.pdf
Thur 5.02 Taste Chap. 15 lec22.pdf
Tues 5.21
Final Exam: 1:30PM (Friend Center 101)

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