COGS 250 Multisensory Perception and Cognition

Traditionally, the senses have been thought to operate independently. However, there is increasing evidence that the brain is fundamentally multisensory. This course will explore how the brain encodes input from each of the senses, and how it integrates this information to create our perceptions of the world. We will consider converging evidence from methodologies such as psychophysics, neuroimaging, neural recording, and neurology. The laboratory component of the class will include experiments within individual senses, as well as those that explore integration of the senses.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

COGS 101, COGS 104, PSYC 302, or permission of instructor

Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science