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This Perception Study guide covers 6 topics in depth. These include Receptors and Neural Signaling, The Visual Pathway and Cortical Receptor Field, Organisation of the Visual Cortex and more, with multiple subtopics inside each of the main topic areas (see full list of topics below). It has been tailored to cater for Psychology students of all levels, from any University and has been specifically designed to improve both, the direction of your coursework research and the efficiency of your exam revision.

  • Receptors and Neural Signaling
    • The Eye
    • Centre-Surround Organisation
    • Convergence
    • Lateral Inhibition
  • The Visual Pathway and Cortical Receptive Field
    • The Visual Pathways
    • P- and M- Channels
    • LGN
    • Cortex
    • Cells
  • Organisation of the Visual Cortex
    • Magnification Factor
    • Retinotopic Maps
    • Columns
    • Ice Cube Model
    • Experience
  • Feature Detection vs Spatial Frequency Analysis
    • Feature Detectors
    • Spatial Frequency Analysis
    • The Contrast Sensitivity Function
  • Processing in the Extra Striate Cortex
    • Beyond the Striate Cortex
    • Contextual Modulation
    • Where/What Processing Streams
    • What/How Processing Streams
    • Area MT
    • Inferotemporal Cortex (IT)
    • Specificity vs. Distributed Coding
    • Genetics vs. Experience
    • Visual Attention and Neural Selectivity
    • Parallel Processing Pathways
  • Object Recognition
    • Introduction
    • Principles of Perceptual Organisation
    • Feature Analysis Model
    • Determining Primitives
    • Recognition-by-Components Model
    • Computational Approach

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