Sensation and Perception

Subject code


Course Number




T. Kahan

Course Long Title

Sensation and Perception


The course examines the field of perception: how we organize and interpret sensory information so that we can understand the external world. Topics covered include principles of psychophysics; the eye and brain; pattern perception; color vision; perception of depth, size, and motion; hearing and auditory system; touch; taste; and smell. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 261 or 262. Recommended background: PSYC 222, 230, or NS/PY 160.

Modes of Inquiry

Scientific Reasoning [SR]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Psychology: Biological)

INDS Program Relationship

IDNS - NRSC Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year