Perception: Psychophysics and Modeling
Module number KOGM3220
Type of Module Elective (Wahlpflicht)
Credits allocated 6
Workload 180 h
Contact time 60 h / 4 SWS
Self-study 120 h
Frequency of module
Annually in winter term
Type of Course Lecture course
Exam & Grading
Written exam, graded; length: 90 min; module grade corresponds to exam grade
Auditory perception: anatomy and function of the auditory system; auditory thresholds and loudness; spatial hearing and auditory scene analysis; frequency and pitch of complex auditory stimuli (speech, music).
Visual perception: Optics of the eye; spatial vision; texture, materials and colours; object recognition and scene perception; visual attention and saliency.
Psychophysics: How to study perception; levels of explanation; experimental design and signal detection theory.
Participants learn the central behavioural limits, concepts and psychophysical methods in selected topics of visual and auditory perception. In addition, they get to know some details of state-of-the-art computational models in these domains and their theoretical foundations.
- Kognitionswissenschaft - Bachelor, Studienbereich Kognitionswissenschaft im Modul KOGM3220 Vertiefung Kognitionswissenschaft
- Informatik - Bachelor
- Bioinformatik - Bachelor
- Medieninformatik - Bachelor
- Medizininformatik - Bachelor
Prerequisites Basic knowledge in statistics and mathematics
Course Co-ordinator Prof. Felix Wichmann, DPhil
Suggested reading Literature will be announced at the beginning of the lecture course.