Visual Cognition: From the laboratory to the real world

Module code: PS3110

This module will explore we will issues surrounding the study of visual cognition, and discover cutting-edge research ranging from low level visual processing to high level processing of visual stimuli. The topics reflect lecturers' research interests and therefore provide an exciting opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research direct from experts in the field. The exact topics will reflect the research interests of the lecturers teaching on the module each year. Although research in this area is largely laboratory based, for each topic there is emphasis on the real world implications and applications.

Topics covered

  • Motion perception
  • Stereopsis
  • Interactions between vision and action
  • Perceiving gaze; scene perception
  • Effects of task on text processing 
  • Effects of display format on text processing
  • Reading in different languages

Learning

  • 16 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (100%)