Sensation and Perception
Course DescriptionAn introductory survey of human senses (auditory, gustatory, haptic, olfactory, and visual) and their role in perception. We will consider how we sense the physical environment and what factors influence our perception of it. Our perception of the world is not a literal recording of sensory stimuli in the environment. Rather it is the result of the brain’s interpretation of sensory events that depends on several factors, including the individual’s prior experiences. Through lecture, discussion, and classroom demonstration we will consider the major theories and phenomena of perception. We will approach perception from a variety of perspectives to include: anatomical, environmental physiological, and psychological factors.
PrerequisitesPSYC 200 and PSYC 201
Course CreditThree hours
Course ProfessorDr. Riener