PSYC 0303

Sensation and Perception

Sensation and Perception
Remarkably, using just five basic senses, our brains translate simple external stimuli (e.g. light and sound waves) into unique and vivid perceptual experiences enabling us to interact with our surrounding physical reality. Focusing primarily on the underlying mechanisms of vision and audition, we will explore how our brains construct detailed representations of our world. Throughout these explorations, we will identify perceptual limitations and investigate how mental processes such as attention and emotion affect our perceptions. We will review recent scientific articles and conduct experiments. (PSYC 0105 or any BIOL course; not open to first year students; open to psychology and neuroscience majors; others by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
NSCI 0303


Spring 2022

PSYC0303A-S22 Lecture
PSYC0303Y-S22 Discussion
PSYC0303Z-S22 Discussion

Fall 2021

PSYC0303A-F21 Lecture
PSYC0303Y-F21 Discussion
PSYC0303Z-F21 Discussion

Spring 2021

PSYC0303A-S21 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0303Y-S21 Discussion (Dash)
PSYC0303Z-S21 Discussion (Dash)

Fall 2019

PSYC0303A-F19 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0303Y-F19 Discussion (Dash)
PSYC0303Z-F19 Discussion (Dash)

Fall 2017

PSYC0303A-F17 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0303Z-F17 Discussion (Dash)

Fall 2016

PSYC0303A-F16 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0303Y-F16 Discussion (Dash)
PSYC0303Z-F16 Discussion (Dash)

Fall 2015

PSYC0303A-F15 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0303Y-F15 Discussion (Dash)
PSYC0303Z-F15 Discussion (Dash)

Fall 2014

PSYC0303A-F14 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0303Y-F14 Discussion (Dash)
PSYC0303Z-F14 Discussion (Dash)