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Module code:PSYC2207(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Perception, Attention and Action
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Prof Alan Johnston
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):2,
Module prerequisites:Normally PSYC1105 
Module outline:The course aims to provide you with a basic understanding of core theoretical issues and experimental findings in the study of a) the representation of events in the outside world through neural activity, b) the processing of information in the auditory and visual sensory systems, c) the effects of attention on visual and auditory perception and d) the control of complex motor behaviour. 
Module aims: 
Module objectives:By the end of the course you should •understand how the activity of neural systems encodes information about the external world •be able to describe and compare theoretical perspectives on how we might best understand the processes involved in perception, attention and action •have a basic understanding of the signal processing techniques used to study sensory processing in the brain •understand the role of attention in perception of visual and auditory events and in control of behaviour •understand what is meant by a computational theory in relation to perception and the control of skilled action  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination (MCQ and two essays) 100.00%. 
Notes:Core Course for BSc Psychology students  
Taking this module as an option?:no 
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