Course Outline:

Week Topics Reading
textbook, (readings)
1. 9/5 Course introduction
1. Introduction to psychophysics
Chapter 1
(1)(2)
2. 9/10 9/12

2. Hecht, Schlaer & Pirenne
    Classical psychophysic
3. Weber and Fechner

(3)(4)(5)
3. 9/17 9/19
4. Threshold Techniques
5. Signal Detection Theory

(6)(7)

4. 9/24 9/26

6. One-Dimensional Scaling

(8)(9)(10)(11)
5. 10/1 10/3

7. Multidimensional scaling
Psychophysics Review

(12)
6. 10/8 10/10

Introduction to Vision. The Eye
8. The Eye
9. Photoreceptors

Chapters 2-4
7. 10/15 10/17
Midterm due 10/15
Midterm due 10/15
10. Retinal Processing
11. Cortical Processing

(13)
Chapters 5-6

8. 10/22 10/24

12. Spatial Vision
13. Temporal Vision and Motion Perception

Chapters 7-8
9. 10/29 10/31 14. Some Color Vision Demos
15. Color Vision

Chapter 9
10. 11/5 11/7

16.Depth, Stereopsis & Illusions
Vision Review

Chapter 10-11
11. 11/12 Project presentations  
Finals week (11/15-11/20)

In class final exam TBA