Instructors: Andrew Oxenham and Dan Kersten (Department of Psychology)
This course provides an in-depth treatment of current topics in visual and auditory perception. The emphasis is on common topics, such as object perception, feature integration, peripheral transformations, natural scene analysis, and how they are approached by researchers in the different sensory modalities. The course forms the first part of a two-part sequence that spans the Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CAB) area. The second part (PSY 8042 Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, co-taught by Yuhong Jiang and Wilma Koutstaal) will be offered in Fall 2012.
Questions? Please contact Andrew Oxenham (email@example.com)
Instructor: Mike Wilson
(4.0 cr; =[EEB 3002]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Methods/theories used to understand humans in an evolutionary framework. What can be known only, or primarily, form an evolutionary perspective. How evolutionary biology of humans might lead to better evolutionary theory. How physiology, development, behavior, and ecology coordinate/co-evolve in humans. Evolutionary theory provides unique insights into fundamental aspects of human behavior, including sex differences, courtship, marriage, reproduction, aggression and cooperation. In this course, lectures, reading and discussion of primary literature help students develop a critical understanding of the theory, methods, and findings of this rapidly growing field.
Instructor: Mike Wilson
Grading basis/credits: A-F only, 3 credit(s)
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Human visual decisions are believed to be based on a hierarchical organization of stages through which image information is successively transformed from a high-dimensional set of local feature measurements with a small number types (e.g. edges at many locations) to increasingly lower-dimensional representations of many types (e.g. dog, car, ...).
Instructor: Dr. Jürgen Konczak, Professor, School of Kinesiology
Office: Cooke Hall 400 Phone: (612) 624-4370
68316 -001 LEC , 03:00 P.M. - 05:30 P.M. , Tu (01/17/2012 - 05/04/2012) ,
CookeH 215 , TCEASTBANK
Course Description: This course provides an overview of various neural subsystems involved in controlling human/primate motor behavior with a special emphasis on understanding how various neurological disease states affect motor function. The effects of specific brain lesions and nervous system diseases on overt behavior will serve as a guide to assess the role of each sensorimotor subsystem.
NSc 8217 "Systems and Computational Neuroscience" will be continuing this spring semester. The course will be in journal club format, in which participants present and discuss recent original research papers. The topic this semester will be "Perceptual Constancy."
Instructor: Shawn P. Curley, Professor, Department of Information & Decision Sciences
Office: 3-388 CSOM
Class Times: Mon Wed 3:45 - 5:25 pm (March 19-May 4, 2010) Room: 1-136 CSOM
How do we go about making choices and the judgments on which they are based? What are some of the biases to which we are prone in making choices and judgments, and how do they arise? Can we improve upon our decision practices? Questions like these motivate and frame research in behavioral decision making.