PSY 32600 Sensation and Perception

This course covers the biology of the brain and sensory systems, both of which allow perceptual processing to occur. Our reality is based upon receiving sensory input and giving meaning to that input by translating incoming information into a focused perception of our environment. Each of us has our own personal reality. We will discuss the mechanisms behind our perceptual experiences, as well as the philosophical questions associated with both “normal” and “abnormal” functioning. This class primarily focuses on visual and auditory processing; however, we will also briefly explore other sensory systems and perceptual phenomena.




PSY 10000 and two psychology (PSY) courses at or above the 20000-level.