This course is about understanding how the human brain collects information from the environment so as to perceive it and to interact with it. The first section of the course will look into the neural and cognitive mechanisms that perceptual systems use to extract important information from the environment. Section two will focus on how attention prioritizes information for action. Additional topics concern daily life applications of attentional research.
Priority will be given to students in the Specialist, Specialist Co-op and Major programs in Psychology, Mental Health Studies and Neuroscience. Students in the Minor program in Psychology will be admitted if space permits.