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Visual Psychophysics - From Theory to Experiment

Visual Psychophysics - From Theory to Experiment

In the second half of Summer Semester 2015, 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 design and conduct their own psychophysical experiments and critically assess published studies by the end of the course. The course will be taught in English. 

The course is aimed at highly motivated Master and Bachelor students of psychology, biology and physics who have a particular interest in research, as well as PhD students in the GGNB programs. Prerequisites are completion of the lecture Biologische Psychologie II/Kognitive Neurowissenschaften or an equivalent university course. In addition, it is mandatory to take part in the preceding course "MATLAB in Biopsychology and Neuroscience" (Prof. Alexander Gail) if you do not already have sufficient MATLAB experience.

The course is limited to a small group of students to allow intensive supervision. 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 Awareness groups. 

This course is offered in the university course catalogue (M.Bio.373) and as a GGNB methods course (A18). Pre-registration for this course is open and will stay open until Sunday April 12th. Please register here. Pre-registration will allow you to attend a preparatory meeting on Wednesday April 15th. Details about the course will be given during this meeting and afterwards you will have the opportunity to confirm your interest in joining the course. The number of participants in this course is limited and participation is only warranted after you received a final confirmation of participation after the preparatory meeting. 

Note: Registration via the Course homepage does not replace FlexNow registration for those of you who are admitted to the course and want to participate in the exam to receive credit for the course.


Last update: Mar 9, 2015 / ja 

Dr. Cliodhna Quigley

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

Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue

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