This course considers the phenomena and methods of sensation, perception, and action in biological organisms. It focuses primarily on vision and audition, but with an emphasis on the general principles of how various forms of physical energy in the world are transduced and transformed to yield useful representations and purposeful behavior. Students wishing to facilitate a deeper understanding of the material may want to take PSYC 251, MATH 121, or PHYS 111/112 (or 121/122) prior to taking this course. Laboratory work is required.
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 or permission of the instructor. Students with transfer credit for PSYC 310 are not permitted to enroll in this course.