2016 Mechanisms of Visual Perception

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Instructor(s)
Kaneko Hirohiko  Sato Imari  Watanabe Junji 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri7-8(G311,W831)  
Group
-
Course number
ICT.H514
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/5/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this course, the aspects and mechanisms of visual information processing for space perception, color perception, motion perception etc. are described showing recent studies. The development of visual system, the interaction between visual and other sensory systems, the methods for measuring, analyzing and modeling the functions of visual system are also described.
This will allow them to acquire advanced knowledge of human visual systems and techniques for measuring, analyzing and modeling the data obtained in psychophysical experiments.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to 1) explain the functions and mechanisms of human visual system for color perception, space perception, motion perception, attention, pattern perception, integration of sensory information, and so on and 2) use the techniques for measuring, analyzing and modeling the data obtained in psychophysical experiments.

Keywords

Stereopsis, Visual attention, Eye movements, Perceptual learning

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems that were assigned during the previous class are reviewed. In the end of class, students are given quizzes related to the lecture given that day. To prepare for a class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance of the lecture, Psychophysical measurement methods Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 2 Space perception 1 (cue for depth perception, depth cue integration) Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 3 Space perception 2 (binocular disparity processing) Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 4 Motion perception Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 5 Color perception mechanisms, color constancy Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 6 Visual attention Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 7 Eye movements and perception Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.
Class 8 Perceptual learning and development Reviewing key contents of the lecture and quizes.

Textbook(s)

Materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1.J. M. Wolfe et al., Sensation and Perception 2nd ed., Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2009.
2.I.P.Howard & B.J.Rogers, Seeing in depth, I. Porteous, 2002.

Assessment criteria and methods

Quiz at each course session: 50%, and a report at the end of course: 50%.

Related courses

  • No related courses.

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prior conditions

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