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I Can See Clearly Now

Mini Cases in Perception



Author:

Antoinette Miller
Psychology Department
Clayton State University
antoinettemiller@clayton.edu

Abstract:

This series of mini cases focuses on the cortical areas associated with vision and visual perception. Each case depicts a breakdown in visual perception that may be traced to damage in an area or areas of the visual system and is based upon an actual cases reported in the literature. These mini cases could be used in a variety of courses, including physiological psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, sensation and perception, and cognitive neuropsychology/neuroscience.

Objectives:
  • Know and understand the cortical areas associated with vision and visual perception; this will include knowledge of specific brain areas, their functions, and some conditions that may arise when damage or dysfunction occurs.
  • Become familiar with the aspects of one or more perceptual disorders (or agnosias).
  • Become familiar with some of the neuropsychological tests used to assess perceptual function.
Keywords: Visual perception; visual processing; vision; cortex; cortical; brain function; brain disorder; agnosia; neurobiology; neuropsychology; neuropsychological testing
Topical Area: N/A
Educational Level: Undergraduate upper division, Graduate, Professional (degree program)
Formats: PDF
Type/Method: Mini-Case, Problem-Based Learning
Language: English
Subject Headings: Neuroscience   Psychology   Physiology  
Date Posted: 11/11/08
Date Modified: N/A
Copyright: Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.

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Comment: How would you reference this book?

Editor's Reply: We would cite the case study you asked about like this: Miller, A. 2008. "I Can See Clearly Now: Mini Cases in Perception." Buffalo, NY: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/files/mini_perception.pdf Accessed online: January 25, 2012.


Catherine Friend
Psychology
Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dublin
catherinefriend09@gmail.com
1/25/2012



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