2020-2021 University Catalog 
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2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 353 - Visual Perception and Cognition

Our everyday visual experiences typically yield a sense of certainty in that we believe we are operating directly from information in the world around us. Despite such a belief, many of our decisions and actions depend on perceptual inferences derived from our internalized representations of external information. Put another way, many of our decisions and subsequent actions are the direct result of our brains making guesses based on fabricated information. The purpose of this course is to explore how perceptual and cognitive processes act to formulate low- and high-level visual representations of the physical world, and how those representations inform (and are informed by) our knowledge of the world. The vast majority of the readings for this course employ behavioral paradigms that target the neurological (functional) underpinnings associated with visual representations and knowledge structures. Therefore, it contains a mix of both behavioral and neurophysiological components (with an emphasis on functional neuroscience).

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: NEUR 353  
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: PSYC 250  or PSYC 251  or   or NEUR 170  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: PSYC 200  
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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