CLPS 0500: Perception and Mind (Spring 2014)
How do the mind and the brain take physical energy such as light or sound and
convert it into our perception of the world? This course examines the
and biological bases of human and animal perceptual systems, including vision,
audition, smell, taste, and touch. Particular emphasis is placed on
perception and how it relates to other cognitive systems.
CLPS 1560: Visually-guided Action and Cognitive Processes (Fall 2010, Fall 2012)
One of the main purposes of encoding visual information is to perform visually
guided actions to directly interact with the external world. This seminar will shed
light on the behavioral and underlying neural mechanisms involved in integrating
perception and cognitive processes, and converting them into action. We will
explore how visuomotor behavior can provide a useful tool to study a wide range
of conscious and unconscious cognitive processes including the current focus
attention, the nature of language representation, spatial representation of number,
and high-level decision-making.
CLPS 1580B: Visual Attention (Fall 2013)
In daily life, most visual scenes are complex and crowded so that our visual system
faces a daunting task of processing an enormous amount of information at a
movement. Thus, attentional mechanisms are crucial to select relevant objects
events and guide actions. In this seminar, we will understand behavioral
underlying neural mechanisms involved in visual attention and their interaction
with visual cognition such as memory and learning and goal-directed actions.
will also study investigations of spared and impaired patterns of attention-based
performances following brain injury.
CLPS 2500: Core Topics in Perception (Spring 2011, Spring 2013)
We will discuss what is known about how we see and how this reveals general
principles of the functioning of our brains. Research in perception involves
fields of art, philosophy, biology, mathematics, physics, medicine, psychology, and
computer science. Thus, in order to understand our visual brain,
we will combine
different types of knowledge in creative ways. Topics include, but are not limited to
optics, brain modules, motion, visual attention, color,
surface, perceptual decision-
making, and visually-guided actions.