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Visual Psychophysics - From Theory to Experiment

In the second half of Summer Semester 2013, we (Prof. Stefan Treue & Dr. Clio Quigley) will offer a lecture entitled "Visual Psychophysics - From Theory to Experiment". This introductory course is a mixture of lecture, seminar and practical exercises and will emphasise the importance of psychophysics as a central method in human perceptual and sensorimotor research. Beyond gaining an understanding of the underlying theoretical principles, students should also be able to critically assess published studies and design and conduct their own psychophysical experiments by the end of the course.

The course is aimed at highly motivated Bachelor and Master students of psychology, biology and physics who have a particular interest in research. Prerequisites are completion of the lecture Biologische Psychologie II/Kognitive Neurowissenschaften or an equivalent university course. In addition, it is strongly recommended to take part in the preceding course "MATLAB in Biopsychology and Neuroscience" (Prof. Alexander Gail). The lecture is not yet in the course catalogue (Modulverzeichnis) and therefore can only be applied for by directly contacting us.

Successful completion of "Visual Psychophysics - From Theory to Experiment" is required for admission to a Bachelor or Master thesis or HiWi employment in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and associated Sensorimotor and Decision and Action groups.

The course is limited to a small group of students to allow intensive supervision. Participation will be formally acknowledged with graded (benoteter Schein) or ungraded proof of participation (Teilnahmebescheinigung). If required, Prof. Treue can also provide a letter of recommendation for applications etc. on the basis of successful participation.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail Dr. Clio Quigley.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue

Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue Head of Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory +49 551 3851-118 Contact

Dr. Cliodhna Quigley

Dr. Cliodhna Quigley Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory +49 551 3851-345 Contact