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SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectPsychology
Number & Suffix: 116
Full UC Title: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION 
Transcript Title: SENSATN & PERCEPTN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Perceptual psychology is the oldest and most highly developed field of psychological research. As people constantly interact with the outside world via their senses, every field of psychology and social science has to deal with the limitations and possibilities of human perception. Our senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) enable us to perceive the world around us. Communication or interaction with the world around us is impossible without perception. Research has demonstrated that traditional categorization into five senses is but the first level of distinction. Each of the senses can be further specified, for example, color vision and pitch, pain and temperature perception, etc. Perception is closely intertwined with other cognitive abilities, several of which are covered during the course. Perception is made possible by processes, the progression and result of which can be studied at various levels: the receptor level, the level of afferent nerves and the brain, the cognitive level and the behavioral level. In addition to a more profound understanding of the human senses, there is also a need for more generalized theories of perception, which integrate a range of knowledge into a central principle (e.g. the attention principle). Finally, the course also focuses on methodologies for studying perception. Basic knowledge on experimental/cognitive psychology and the biological basis of behavior is a prerequisite for this course. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION 
Partner University Department: Psychology 
Partner University Course Number: 200300072