Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707004432016PERCEPTIONElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to discuss and interpret perceptive processes in the light of the recent theories on perception
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Mehmet Koyuncu
Learning Outcomes
1 Define the concept of perception
2Comprehend and explain basic theoretical approaches about perception
3Distinguish between sensation and perception
4To understand the physiological basis of perception
5To be able to name the visual system and its parts and distinguish its functions
6Gestalt principles and the concept of direct perception
7Library and internet research
8Adapt the concepts of perception, theory and terminology to daily life.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Concept of perception, vision, visual attention, object perception, colour, motion, depth perception, sound, the auditory system and pitch perception, sound localization, Gestalt principles, colour functions, direct perception.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course: Syllabus and course contents and rulesDistribution of the Syllabus
2Concept of perception and definition of perception in psychologyReading
3Theoretical approaches to perceptionReading
4Sensation and PerceptionPresentation and Discussion
5Introduction to Perception Physiology Presentation and Discussion
6Vision and Visual CortexPresentation and Discussion
7Gestalt PrinciplesPresentation and Discussion
8Colour Perception Presentation and Discussion
9Gibson's Theory of Direct PerceptionPresentation and Discussion
10Space and object perceptionPresentation and Discussion
11Midterm exam
12Perceptual illusionsPresentation and Discussion
13Perceptual plasticity and learningPresentation and Discussion
14Binocular visionPresentation and Discussion
15Depth perceptionPresentation and Discussion
Recommended or Required Reading
Gregory, R. L. & Colman, A. M. (1995). Sensation and Perception. Longman. London & New York. Kaufman, L. (1974). Sight & Mind. An Introduction to Visual Perception. Oxford university Press. Sekuler, R. & Blake, R. (2002). Perception. New York: McGraw – Hill Companies. Yardımcı Kitaplar: Ackerman, D. (1990). A Natural History of the Senses. New York: Random House Gregory, R.L. (1966). Eye and Brain: the Psychology of Seeing. New York: McGraw-Hill (World University Library). Gibson, J. J. (1966). The Senses Considered as Perceptual Systems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Gibson, J. J. (1979). The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures15345
Report Presentation8540
Individual Study for Mid term Examination3412
Individual Study for Final Examination3618
Reading15230
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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