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Winter Term 2014/15

Course title

Sensory Psychology


Winter Term 2014/15
Type of course
Combination of lecture course and seminar
Prof. F. A. Wichmann, DPhil

Credits allocated

Sensory psychology of the visual and auditory systems: What are the behavioural limits of human vision and audition? To this end the course will cover Detailed TIMETABLE

Learning targets
Participants learn the central behavioural limits, concepts and psychophysical methods in sensory psychology. In addition, they get to know the state-of-the-art models in these domains and their theoretical foundations.

Basic mathematical skills (probability theory, calculus)
Suggested reading
Wandell, B. A. (1995). Foundations of Vision. Sinauer Associates.
Wickens, T. D. (2002). Elementary Signal Detection Theory. OUP.
Online Resources
All materials will be posted on ILIAS
Day, time & location
Tue 16:00 - 18:00, Sand 6/7, Hörsaal 2 (room F122)
Fri 16:00 - 18:00, Sand 6/7, Hörsaal 2 (room F122)
Friday the 17th of October 2014
Assessment & grading
Written exam
Exam date & location
Friday the 23rd of January 2015, 8:00-10:00
ZDV Kursräume, Wächterstr. 76

Target Audience


Course Coordinator
Prof. F. A. Wichmann, DPhil