Sensation, Attention and Perception


Sensation: concepts of threshold, absolute and difference thresholds, signal-detection and vigilance; Factors influencing attention including set and characteristics of stimulus; Definition and concept of perception, biological factors in perception; Perceptual organization-influence of past experiences, perceptual defense-factors influencing space and depth perception, size estimation and perceptual readiness; The plasticity of perception; Extrasensory perception; Culture and perception, Subliminal perception.

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  1. Sensation, Attention and Perception
  2. Sensory Processes
  3. Perceptual Processes
  4. Human Performance

Reference Study Material:

  1. Visual memory: What do you know about what you saw?
  2. Visual illusions and neurobiology
  3. Visual Attention – Harvard
  4. Visual Attention: Insights from Brain Imaging
  5. Vigilance – In Search of Sensitive Measures
  6. The allocation system: Using signal detection processes to regulate representations in a multimodular mind
  7. Operator Choice Modeling for Collaborative UAV Visual Search Tasks
  8. Two-Stage Dynamic Signal Detection: A Theory of Choice, Decision Time, and Confidence
  9. Touch and the Body: The Role of the Somatosensory Cortex in Tactile Awareness
  10. Interaction between stimulus-driven orienting and top-down modulation in attentional capture
  11. Top-down control settings and the attentional blink: Evidence for nonspatial contingent capture
  12. Three Laws of Qualia – What Neurology Tells Us about the Biological Functions of Consciousness, Qualia and the Self
  13. There’s More to Magic Than Meets The Eye
  14. The viewing-from-above bias and the silhouette illusion
  15. The Scientific Legacy of Sigmund Freud
  16. The Science of Art – A Neurological Theory of Aesthetic Experience
  17. The Rubber Hand Illusion in Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality
  18. The Role of Causality in Judgment Under Uncertainty
  19. Transparency: Relation to Depth, Subjective Contours, Luminance, and Neon Color Spreading
  20. The Perception of Phantom Limbs – The D. O. Hebb Lecture
  21. The Influence of Culture on Visual Perception
  22. The Independence of Vision and Cognition
  23. The Attentional Blink Provides Episodic Distinctiveness: Sparing at a Cost
  24. The Artful Brain – V. S. Ramachandran
  25. The Anatomy of Bias: How Neural Circuits Weigh the Options
  26. Stimulus-Driven Attentional Capture and Attentional Control Settings
  27. Human Cortical Activity Correlates With Stereoscopic Depth Perception
  28. Social Psychology of Prejudice: Historical and Contemporary Issues
  29. Situation Awareness and Attention Allocation Measures for Quantifying Telepresence Experiences in Teleoperation
  30. Simple Figures and Perceptions in Depth: Stereo Capture
  31. Signal-Detection Analysis of Group Decision Making
  32. Signal Detection Theory
  33. Signal Detection and Vigilance
  34. Sex Differences in The Differential Recall of Taboo and Neutral Words
  35. Sensation and Perception – PPT
  36. Searching for Stimulus-Driven Shifts of Attention
  37. A Signal Detection Framework for the Evaluation of Probabilistic Forecasts
  38. The Application of Signal Detection Theory to Decision-Making in Forensic Science
  39. Right-Side Up: Studies of Perception Show The Importance of Being Upright
  40. Qualitative Character and Sensory Representation
  41. Reintegrating the Study of Accuracy Into Social Cognition Research
  42. Projecting Sensations to External Objects: Evidence from Skin Conductance Response
  43. Preconscious Effects of Temporary Goals on Attention
  44. Perception without Attention: Results of a New Method
  45. Perception and Visual Communication Theory
  46. Perception and Illusion
  47. Perception: A Cognitive Sociological Approach
  48. Perceiving Shape from Shading
  49. Perceiving Depth and Size
  50. On The Perception of Shape from Shading
  51. Noise in Accounting Information: The Signal Detection Theory Perspective
  52. Neuronal Correlates of Subjective Sensory Experience
  53. Nature vs. Nurture in Newborn Voice Perception
  54. Mood and Heuristics: The Influence of Happy and Sad States on Sensitivity and Bias in Stereotyping
  55. Knowledge in Perception and Illusion
  56. Is the Unconscious Smart or Dumb?
  57. Interpreting Trauma Radiographs
  58. The Integration of Bottom-Up and Top-down Signals in Human Perception in Health and Disease
  59. Implicit Stereotyping and Prejudice
  60. Implicit Social Cognition: Attitudes, Self-Esteem, and Stereotypes
  61. Examining Human Decision Making in Automated Combat Identification Systems using Signal Detection Theory
  62. In Between Seeing and Representing: An Exploration of Visual Expression
  63. Experimental Psycho-Aesthetics: Bringing Art Into The Lab And Science Into The Museum
  64. Dynamic Signal Detection Theory: The Next Logical Step In The Evolution of Signal Detection Analysis
  65. Can Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Discriminate Between Percepts and Mental Images? A Signal Detection Analysis
  66. Depth Perception by The Active Observer
  67. Decision Noise: An Explanation for Observed Violations of Signal Detection Theory
  68. Conceptual Set as a Top-Down Constraint on Visual Object Identification
  69. Brain Mechanisms Associated With Top-Down Processes In Perception
  70. Automatic and Conscious Processing of Social Information
  71. Electrophysiological Evidence of Attentional Biases in Social Anxiety Disorder
  72. Attention, Perception, and Social Cognition
  73. Attention and Trust Biases in The Design of Augmented Reality Displays
  74. Associative Processing and Paranormal Belief
  75. An Application of Signal Detection Theory for Understanding Driver Behavior at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  76. A Taxonomy of External and Internal Attention
  77. A New Visual Illusion of Relative Motion
  78. A Moving Experience: How The Eyes Can See Movement Where It Does Not Exist
  79. Introduction: A Brief History of Neuroeconomics



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