Visual Perception and Illusions

School of Psychology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Details

Code 08653

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description


Topics include

Introduction: The visual stimulus, representation and task.
Luminance, edges and bars.
Texture.
Colour.
Motion.
3D vision and shape perception.
Object recognition.
Face Perception.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES:
On completion of this module the student will be able to:
Express basic knowledge on low level visual processes involved in coding spatial structure, texture, colour, movement and depth.
Describe and explain a range of visual illusions and understand their implications for our understanding of visual perception.
Evaluate theories and evidence on shape perception, object and face recognition


Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, workshops