1. Map the visual signals from entry into the eye through the brain. (up to V1)
Eye-> thalamus-> V1
2. How can one pathway explain unconscious reflexive eye movement?
The eye to midbrain pathway is unconscious because the thalamus is a relay
Because those with ASD have weakened social motivation, thus reduced
exposure to social stimuli the authors wanted to see how this would affect
bias in this population.
Basically, the authors wish to see if social prejudices and
Andari, E., Duhamel, J., Zalla, T., Herbrecht, E., Leboyer, M., & Sirigua, A. (2010). Promoting
social behavior with oxytocin in high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. PNAS
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Stat
PSY 310 SPRING 2015
1) In our class, colored shadow was demonstrated with two slide projectors: red and white.
We perceived green color in the shadow that saw the white projector but not the red
projector. Now, suppose we prepare for the same color
Netwons contributions (1666/1704)
Color is in the mind, not in the light.
Dispersion (splitting) of sunlight.
White is a complex percept.
Color circle model for hues and saturations.
Center of gravity model of additive color
Illusory contour (Kanizsa triangle)
Mental chemistry: complex percepts are built
from simple elements with the help of memory
Structural psychology has always been
depth, size, shape
Monocular space constancy
Inflow and outflow theories
1. Eye moves, corresponding motion on the retina:
2. Eye does not move, motion on the retina: object
3. Eye moves (pursues
Brain and Vision
Brain areas lateral view
Different aspects of the image processed by V1,
V4 and infero-temporal (IT)
Left visual field projects to the
right hemisphere, and the right
visual field projects to the left
Split brain Gazzaniga (19
PSY 310 Fall 2016
1. Which of the following is true of the visual angle?
a. The visual angle can be computed by tangent of alpha which is D over H.
b. The big object in the far distance and the small object in the near distance cannot
have an ident
Retinal sizes are usually expressed by visual
If H=1cm, D=57cm, then =1
If the receptors are densely packed, MAR is equal to
2 times the diameter of a rec
PSY 311 Human Memory
Grimaldi and Karpicke (2012)
Voluntary and involuntary remembering
Sometimes we actually try to remember something by trying to find connections
between things that were recalling covertly
Use the Internet to find out the procedures of the IRB at Purdue.
According to Purdues policies, do undergraduate students need special ethics
training before than can conduct research?
They absolutely do have to have training
Anatomy of a Research Article Due June 26, 2016 (11:59 PM) on Blackboard
Recall that an APA style paper has five (5) main parts: an abstract, introduction,
methods, discussion and results. Based on the article provided, answer th
What are some situations that do and do not require attention?
-Playing a sport
-repetitive tasks such as preparing a meal that you done many times before.
Why is attentions role in perception adaptive?
-Because your perception system
1. What are the two visual pathways? Be able to label the pathways give their
locations and know their functions.
a. Ventral to temporal
i. What pathway
ii. Associated with object identification.
iii. Vision for future actions. (anticipatory)
b. Dorsal to
1.While star gazing, you might notice a star just to the side of where you are looking.
But when you turn to look at the star directly, it disappears or it is not as bright as you
though. Explain this phenomenon. Also, be sure to include where the star wi
Sensation and Perception
Instructor: Z. Pizlo
Definition of Perception
Perception is the oldest branch of
The science of human mind started with studying
perception (e.g., Alhazen, 1083) not a typo.
Light and Optics
Nature of light
Wave theory (light propagation)
Particle theory (emission and absorption)
Sources of light
Incandescent (solid and liquid raised to high
Luminescent (gas raised to high temp
Signal Detection Theory
Due to noise in the visual system, there is
always a percept, even if there is no
In classical psychophysics, no stimulus
cannot result in a percept (high threshold
Percept vs. response bias
When the m
Date: June 22, 2016
A. If your library has PsycINFO access (http:/purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/psycinfo2 ), do
a basic search for the word depression in PsycINFO and write down how many
records this search finds. Then try restricting the
Summary on Facilitated Communication Therapy Video
As I watched this video in class I grew more and more angry. It seemed so incredibly
clear to me in just moments that facilitated communication therapy was bogus, utter n
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE FIRST. Next take a look at the third page (a table of your data). The second page
describes the table of data. Once you have read and reviewed all three pages, follow the instructions on the bottom of this
To Enter Data:
Psy 392 Understanding Autism
What is autism? A developmental disorder
-enigma (no blood test for it, mysterious)
-emergence (disorder emerges across time)
-epidemic? (once thought to be very rare, 1 in 68 kids affected in US)
-exceptional (has str
Brosnan, M., & Mills, E. (2016). The effect of diagnostic labels on the affective responses of
college students towards peers with Aspergers Syndrome and Autism Spectrum
Disorder. Autism, 20, 388-394.
Hoogenhout, M., & Malcolm-Smith, S. (2014).
PSY 311 Human Memory
Karpicke (2012) and Roediger (2013)
Behavior analysis and education
Roediger (2013, p. 1) states, And some psychological research and ideas have
made their way into educationfor instance, comp