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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.
This course is designed to provide a relatively in-depth understanding of current research in selected topics of visual attention and perceptual neuropsychology, to practise science writing for the general public, and to develop an interest in pursuing research in some aspects of vision science in the future. Each topic will be the focus for one or two consecutive weeks. It is essential that you do the weekly reading before each seminar, and that you come to the class ready to discuss these papers.
On successful completion of the course, students will have:Gained a relatively in-depth understanding of the major models and theories in selected topics of visual attention and perceptual neuropsychology.Demonstrated the ability to read original research articles and to 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 write plain-language articles about science for the general public.
PSYC208 or PSYC209, orsubject to approval by the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
No textbook is required; A reading list is provided.
Domestic fee $1,079.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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