General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Advanced seminar: Perception
Language English
Module lecturer Łukasz Przybylski, PhD
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code AS-Per_2020


Module aim (aims)

- To provide knowledge concerning theory and research methods on selected psychology/cognitive sciences topics;

- To develop the ability to work independently with scientific text and its critical analysis;

- To develop skills related to study-experiment design;

- To develop scientific writing skills;

- To improve interpersonal communication skills and working in groups ability

The detailed programme of an advanced seminar is dependent upon the tutor. The seminars are dedicated in particular to students of the Erasmus program.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

It is assumed that students already know the most basic perceptual and neuroscientific terminology.


The seminar focuses on the psychophysical, physiological, and cognitive (information processing) approaches to the study of sensory systems. The seminar will consist of empirical experiments that will test perceptual processes across various sensory modalities. Goals for students in this course include an in depth understanding of: 1) basic psychophysical methods, 2) basic principles of sensory coding across the different sensory systems, 3) sensory and perceptual neural circuits, 4) perceptual representation in the various sensory systems, and 5) development of scientific writing and presentation skills.

Reading list

Gazanniga, M.S. (eds.), 2004, The cognitive neuroscience III, part III “Sensory systems”, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp.183-408.

Goldstein, E.B., 2007, Sensation and perception (7th edition), Pacific Grove: Wadsworth.

Goldstein, E.B. (eds.), 2010, Encyclopedia of perception, London: SAGE.

Mather, G., 2008, Foundations of sensation and perception, Psychology Press.