Course Objective

To extend students' knowledge in the field of perception with a focus on
vision and the interplay between perception, computation, cognition and

Course Content

Advanced topics in perception, including: - Representation - Feature
extraction - Perceptual construction - Object, face, and scene
recognition – Computational vision – neural networks– Plasticity and
stability - Neuropsychology of perception - Attention - Multisensory
perception - Conscious vs. subconscious perception.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and literature study. Lectures will consist of discussion of
specific (classic and recent) research articles.

Method of Assessment

1 written examination on classic and recent research articles with a
mixture of multiple choice and open questions.


- List of research papers (provided during the course)

- Background reading for those unfamiliar with the basics of perception:
Goldstein, E.B. & Brockmole, J.R. (2017, 10th edition). Sensation and
Perception. Cengage Learning, MA: Boston

Target Audience

Master students with an interest in perception and the intersection of
perception, cognition and neuroscience. The course will build on the
Sensation and Perception course given as a 3rd year Bachelor course, and
will link selected topics in perception to the domains of neuroscience,
computation and cognition.

Additional Information

This course is taught every two years. It is taught in 2019-20, but
will not be taught in 2020-21.

Recommended background knowledge

Introductory knowledge of perception is assumed (things like basic
physiology of the eye, ear and of neurons, rods vs. cones, center-
surround, Gestalt principles, what versus where processing). The book by
Goldstein & Brockmole (see Literature) is a good reference for reading
beforehand or for looking things up.

General Information

Course Code P_MPERCEP
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. S.O. Dumoulin
Examiner prof. dr. S.O. Dumoulin
Teaching Staff prof. dr. S.O. Dumoulin

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture