Vision Science

PSY 525.001


The first scientific psychologists were physiologists fascinated by the possibility of understanding the mind by studying behavior, especially perception. In this course, we will explore some of the major topics in the field of vision science. Vision science incorporates ideas and methods from computer science, engineering, physics, and biology, and has implications for virtually every area of psychological science.


Rick O. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
114 Moore Building

+1 (814) 865-3664
rogilmore AT-SIGN psu PERIOD edu
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Meeting Location and Time

Monday, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, 350 Moore
January 8 - April 27, 2018
Course 17684


Undergraduate or graduate coursework in sensation and perception, neuroscience, or physiological psychology are helpful, but not required.


Palmer, S. E. (1999). Vision Science: Photons to Phenomenology. MIT Press. Retrieved from

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