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Visual Perception

Code 12511
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Optometria
Entry requirements Knowledge acquired in the curricular unit of Calculus and Physics for Vision Sciences. Basic knowledge about the functioning of the visual system addressed in the curricular units of Eye Anatomy and Physiology and Neuroscience of Vision. Knowledge about radiometry / photometry and psychophysical techniques acquired in the Visual Optics curricular unit.
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes This course aims to acquire knowledge in the field of visual perception and the contact with psychophysical techniques applied to vision.

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
- Identify problems related to color discrimination;
- Understand, at the current state-of-the-art, the mechanisms of color perception, space perception, motion perception and depth perception;
- Know the psychophysical techniques suited to studying the mechanisms of perception mentioned above;
- Explain the origin of optical and visual illusions.
Syllabus 1. Perception of light.
2. Color Vision.
3. Anomalies of Color Vision.
4. Space perception.
5. Temporal aspects of vision.
6. Motion perception.
7. Depth perception.
8. Vision and perception illusions.
Main Bibliography Main bibliography:
- Capilla, P.: Percepción visual: Psicofísica, Mecanismos y Modelos, Editorial Medica Panamericana, 2019.

Auxiliar bibliography:

- Schwartz, S.: Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation, 4th.ed., McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2010.
Biblioteca central, piso 0, cotas F-3.2/520 (2nd.ed., 1999); F-7.1/00023 (3rd.ed., 2004).

- Thompson, P., Troscianko, T.: Basic vision: an introduction to visual perception, Rev. ed., Oxford University Press, 2011.

- Wandell, B.: Foundations of Vision, Sinauer, Sunderland, 1995.
Biblioteca central, piso 0, cotas F-3.2/00451; F-3.2/00452; F-3.2/00453; F-3.2/00470; F-3.2/00476.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria 2 evaluation regimes are foreseen:
- presential;
- non-presential.

In both, the student will have to take a written test that is worth 50 % of the UC classification and will be evaluated in the practical component through assignments and/or reports that are worth the remaining 50% of the classification.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-08

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