Describe the psychological dimensions of sound and the physiology of hearing.

 

Define and compare sensation and perception.

Describe how a visual stimulus gets translated into “sight” in the brain.

Describe the field of psychophysics.

Be able to distinguish distal and proximal stimuli.

Explain why illusions provide clues to perceptual mechanisms.

Describe Gestalt psychology.

Describe the phenomenon of perceptual constancy.

Describe the psychological dimensions of sound and the physiology of hearing.

Describe the difference between top-down and bottom up processing.

Discuss the senses of smell, taste and touch.