PSYC458-14S1 (C) Semester One 2014

Research in Visual Attention and Perceptual Neuropsychology

15 points
24 Feb 2014 - 29 Jun 2014


This course is designed to provide a relatively in-depth understanding of current findings in selective areas of visual dynamics and perceptual neuropsychology. The goal is to facilitate students to develop both an understanding of the fields and an interest in pursuing some aspects of them in the future. Topics covered will include visual selection and memory, visual awareness, the representation of object and space, face recognition, and others.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will have:

  • Gained a relatively in-depth understanding of the major models and theories in selective areas of visual attention and perceptual neuropsychology.
  • Demonstrated the ability to read original research articles, evaluate critically the authors’ empirical findings and their interpretation of the data and theoretical claims.
  • Learnt to lead discussion and to present other people’s research in a clear and succinct way.
  • Learnt to formulate a research question, conduct literature search on a topic of interest, turn the research question into one or more testable hypotheses, write a research proposal, and present the proposal in a semi-formal setting.
  • Learnt to edit and to write in a style consistent with the English Wikipedia's Manual of Style.
  • Produced a Wikipedia entry on-line.


Subject to approval by the Head of Department

Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Tuesday 3:00pm-5:00pm Psychology - Sociology 251 24 Feb - 13 Apr,
5 May - 8 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Zhe Chen


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Class Presentation & Discussion 15%
Discussion Participation 10%
Research Project Proposal 23 May 2014 40%
Wikipedia Writing Project 06 Jun 2014 35%



Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $881.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Psychology.

All PSYC458 Occurrences

  • PSYC458-14S1 (C) Semester One 2014