Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds MATTHEW MUNDY: What roles do touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell play in our behavior? How do our experiences and expectations influenced the way we respond to, and behave in an environment or situation? What parts of the body influenced the way we perceive the world? Hi I’m Matthew Mundy and I’m the Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Australia. In this course you’ll explore ‘Sensation and Perception’. You’ll be introduced to the structure and function of human sensory systems. Of vision, audition, touch, taste and smell. And learn how these systems work together to help us perceive and respond to the world around us.
Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds You’ll also assess the extent to which the information processing that takes place in the human sensory systems is unique, or specific to us as individuals. And what that means from a psychological perspective. Interestingly humans have a number of mechanisms to help us perceive a familiar object indifferent or changing circumstances. In this course you’ll evaluate these mechanisms and further explore the principles that help us to naturally perceive objects as patterns and groups. This introductory course is designed for everyone, regardless of your experience or background. No prior study of psychology is required or expected. So if you want to learn about our sensory systems and their influence on us, by School of Psychological Sciences that’s ranked among the best in the world.
Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds Then I encourage you to join us in this course.