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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070174, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COGNITION AND SENSORY PERCEPTION
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Teacher in charge GIANLUCA CAMPANA M-PSI/01
Other lecturers MASSIMO GRASSI M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Presidente)
BONATO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
1 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Presidente)
BONATO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge on Basic concepts of Psychology and Psychobiology
Target skills and knowledge: Aim of this course is to guide the students in the investigation of sensory and perceptual processes, in particular vision and hearing
Examination methods: The exam will consist of multiple choice questions
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the preparation of the students will take into account the standard of learning and understanding reached on the various topics covered in this course
Course unit contents: Psychophysics

- anatomy and physiology of visual pathways
- spatial vision
- object's perception and recognition
- stereopsis depth perception
- motion perception
- attention and perception of complex scenes

- anatomy and physiology of hearing
- frequency selectivity
- pitch
- loudness
- auditory scene analysis
- elements of psychology of music
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons will be interleaved with interactive discussions and practical exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: Suggested textbook and slides posted on Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Jeremy M. Wolfe, Keith R. Kluender, Dennis M. Levi, Linda M. Bartoshuk, Rachel S. Herz, Roberta Kla, Sensation & Perception, fourth Edition. Sunderland, MA, USA: Sinauer Associates, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo