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Perception - PSYX247

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Perception, using the senses, is an organism's only link to the outside world. As the only method for our brain to absorb information, perceptual processes mediate what we believe is real and everything we have ever learned. This unit investigates the mechanisms of perception through all of the major senses, giving special attention to the best understood sense of all: vision. We explore aspects from the physiological bases of the senses to the rich and complex experiences and illusions that they produce, answering questions such as 'How do 3D movies work?', 'How do we know which way is up?', 'Why are some people colour-blind?', 'What do wine-tasters know that I don't?', 'How can we tell the pitch of a musical note?', and 'How do we tell our friends from strangers?'

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Kevin Brooks

PSYX105 or PSYC105 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY237, PSY247
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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